Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is an ancient healing therapy that dates back over 2500 years. By inserting very thin, sterilized and disposable needles into acupoints along the body, practitioners aim to regulate the body’s natural energy or Qi (pronounced Chee) into a state of harmony that promotes optimal wellness.

Chinese Medicine theorizes that pain and sickness (whether physical, mental or emotional) arise from an imbalance of energy in the body. This imbalance can manifest as too much or not enough energy in a given area. Since energy travels through the body along channels, manipulation of acupoints along these channels can correct the flow of energy and restore health.

From a Western Medical standpoint we are only just finding out how acupuncture works. More and more research is being done showing the effectiveness of this healing modality. Presently, the World Health Organization supports the use of acupuncture for close to 60 health conditions.

We do know that acupuncture increases endorphin flow in the body which reduces pain and eases feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. Additionally, it decreases cortisol levels, the trigger hormone to weight gain, lowered immunity, adrenal fatigue, heart disease and inflammation. Inflammation in the body is now considered to be responsible for the majority of popular “Western” diseases.

Some of the more common disorders that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine effectively treat are:

EYE, EAR, NOSE, THROAT
Sinusitis
Sore Throat
Earache
Ringing in the Ears
Dizziness
Poor Eyesight

CIRCULATORY
High Blood Pressure
Angina Pectoris
Arteriosclerosis
Anemia

GYNECOLOGICAL/ GENITOURINARY
Premenstrual Syndrome
Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
Endometriosis
Menopause
Fibroids
Chronic Bladder Infection
Complications in Pregnancy
Morning Sickness
Kidney Stones
Impotence
Infertility
Sexual Dysfunction

MUSCLE/NERVE
Arthritis
Neuralgia
Sciatica
Back Pain
Stiff Neck
Bell’s Palsy
Headaches
Migraines
Stroke
Sprains
Muscle Spasms
Shingles

GASTROINTESTINAL
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Spastic colon
Colitis
Constipation
Diarrhea
Food Allergies
Ulcers
Gastritis
Abdominal Bloating
Hemorrhoids

RESPIRATORY
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchitis
Colds and Flus

IMMUNE
Candida
Chronic Fatigue
HIV and AIDS
Epstein Barr Virus
Allergies
Lupus
MS
Hepatitis

ADDICTION
Smoking Cessation
Drugs
Alcohol
Food

EMOTIONAL/PSYCH.
Anxiety
Insomnia
Depression
Stress

ADDITIONAL
Chemo/Radiation
side effects
Diabetes
Skin Disorders
Weight Control