Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world?
Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago. It is now practiced in most hospitals in China and other parts of Asia. Treatments have withstood the test of time.
Acupuncture offers relief from pain without the side effects of medication.
Acupuncture works with the body. Rather than masking symptoms, treatments go to the root cause of illness in the body. You don't have to worry about possible side-effects that often come with pharmaceutical drugs.
If you want to reduce the amount of pharmaceutical drugs that you take acupuncture can help. I advise people to do this under a doctor's care.
Acupuncture can help you heal from chronic conditions that haven't responded to other treatments.
It's not unusual for me to see patients who have been to medical doctors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and/or chiropractors but have not gotten relief from pain. At times they have made minimal progress but the pain hasn't resolved. They may have tried medications that haven't been helpful.
Acupuncture may be the missing piece that the body needs to fully heal. Acupuncture has the ability to treat damaged tissue as well as a deregulated nervous system. Both are the brain and the body need to be brought back into balance in order for there to be health.
Acupuncture offers a preventative approach to healing.
Acupuncture is a more sensitive system than Western medicine. We find imbalances before they show up in tests or create pain. The easiest time to treat the body is before serious problems occur. This is true in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine's organ imbalance as well as in terms of structural imbalances that affect movement.
Symptoms that don't show up on a Western medical exam can be diagnosed and treated with East Asian Medicine.
Acupuncture treatments include advice on diet, exercise and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture training includes courses on Eastern nutrition, exercise traditions from East Asia like Tai Chi and Qi Chong, as well as psychology. Acupuncture's model of health includes a balanced approach to eating, moving and emotional well-being. Each organ in the 5 element system that we use has an emotion associated with it. Stress and difficult emotions can cause problems in our physical body and vice versa.
A patient once came to me complaining of tendonitis. After a few visits, he told me that the nightmares he was having completely subsided. Both conditions are considered a Liver imbalance in Chinese Medicine. By treating this imbalance both the physical and the emotional issues resolved.
Acupuncture offers individualized care that focuses specifically on you.
When was the last time that you went to a doctor and spent over an hour with them? This doesn't exist in mainstream medicine. I spend a 1/2 hour talking to my patients online or on the phone before they come into see me. I get a full health history complete with when symptoms began, how they affect a person's life, family medical history, diet and exercise routines. Then each treatment includes a thorough exam and 1 1/4 hours time spent caring for you. I work with you as an individual, listening to your experience and tailoring treatments to your specific needs.
Acupuncture empowers you to live a happier, healthier life!
When you feel good, it's easier to spend time doing the things you love.
Acupuncture works from a Western Perspective
Studies have shown that acupuncture improves symptoms of osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, chronic headache and nausea.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:
~Nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy ~Dental pain after surgery ~Addiction ~Headaches ~Menstrual cramps ~Tennis elbow ~Fibromyalgia ~Myofascial pain ~Osteoarthritis ~Low back pain ~Carpal tunnel syndrome ~Asthma ~Possibly it may help with stroke rehabilitation
Neuroimaging studies show that acupuncture calms areas of the brain that show pain and activates areas involved in rest and restoration.
Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow to treated areas.
Acupuncture releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals.
Acupuncture reboots the autonomic nervous system which governs heart beat, respiration and digestion.
Questions about how acupuncture can help you? I offer free 30 minute consultations.