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Acupuncture Medicine

Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of medicine with a 3,000 year tradition. It is the fastest growing alternative medicine in the US, used already by over 3,000.000 people, including the military. Because it works by activating the body’s own healing potential it has no side effects.

Acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable; the average size is comparable to a cat’s whisker. Most of them are not even felt when inserted; an acupuncture treatment is a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

Studies show that during acupuncture, our brains begin to release chemicals such as endorphins (natural painkillers). Acupuncture also has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps people’s immune system.

Acupuncture needles act like conductors that when placed in specific places “tune” the body to maximize health and wellness.

Both the National Health Institute (NHI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as a valid treatment for a wide range of conditions.
According to the WHO, acupuncture has proven effective for the following conditions.

SERVICES

Acupuncture ( insertion of fine sterile disposable needles)

Herbal medicine (oral and topical herbal formulas and supplements)

Moxibustion (heat therapy)

Cupping (suction cups applied on the skin to relieve inflammation)

Manual Therapies (guasha and tuina)

Magnets (instead of needles)

NAET Allergy Elimination (series of treatments to desensitize from allergens)

Pediatrics (non-needle techniques)

Facial Rejuvenation (treatments to stimulate collagen and reduce wrinkles)

Conditions Treated

  • Respiratory: Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), Bronchial asthma, Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Digestive: GERD, Hiatal hernia, Acid reflux, Nausea and vomiting, Morning sickness, Gallbladder issues, Ulcerative colitis, IBS. Side effects of chemotherapy.
  • Reproductive: Menstrual cramps, Induction of labor, Malposition of fetus, Female infertility, Labor pain, Lactation deficiency, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Prostatitis.
  • Neurological/Inflammatory: Knee pain, Low back pain, Sciatica, Spine pain, Sprain, Neck pain, Stiff neck Tennis elbow, Periarthritis of shoulder, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gouty arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia and fasciitis, TMJ, Bell’s palsy, Earache, Headache, Postoperative pain, Postoperative convalescence, Stroke, Cancer pain, Neuralgia, post-herpetic, Ménière disease, Tourette syndrome.
  • Chronic/Lifestyle Disease: Hypertension, Hypotension, Diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent), Hyperlipemia, Obesity , Insomnia.
  • Urinary: Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection, Renal colic (pain from kidney stones).
  • Skin: Acne , Neurodermatitis, Pruritus.
  • Psychoemotional: Depression, Cardiac  neurosis (panic attacks), Stress syndrome, Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence, Alcohol dependence and detoxification, Tobacco dependence, Schizophrenia.
  • Circulatory: Craniocerebral injury (closed), Leukopenia, Raynaud syndrome (primary), Vascular dementia.
  • Autoimmune: Sjögren syndrome.
  • Infectious: Herpes zoster (shingles).

If you want more information, please feel free to contact our office!

Testimonials-

"After attempting to get pregnant for the last 9 months I decided to turn to Chinese medicine for help. After a month on the program I missed my period and was pregnant, thank you!-D.B.

"For the first time in 9 years I was able to relax. Genuinely. And I was the most comfortable I have ever been. Not only that I felt good for a duration after our session, I wish i could feel like that more often. It was truly amazing. Everybody should do acupuncture."-T.K.