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Oriental medicine has a very rich history of use in China and the rest of the Orient. It includes several modalities: Acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal remedies, massage and exercise. The Chinese believed in balance and harmony with themselves and with nature. They strove for that balance by living a simple lifestyle, and by practicing preventitive medicine using the elements of treatment listed above. The theories of Oriental medicine state that if we live with balance, we may be able to live a longer and happier life.

Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin needles into the body. The location of the insertion depends on what the patient is requesting treatment for. The theory that is used is called Meridian Theory. This is the science of studying the energetic pathways that connect the entire living system together. For a detailed discussion on meridian theory, refer to Ted Kaptchuk’s, The Web that has no Weaver.

Moxibustion is considered to be the other half of Acupuncture. In China, when referring to Acupuncture the Chinese call it “Zhen Jiu” , which is translated as Acupuncture and Moxibustion. This is the practice of burning the herb mugwort over certain acupuncture points for therapy. Warming therapy is very effective treatment for several conditions, including: pain, cold disorders (hypothermia, frigidity, menstrual irregularity, and infertility), some digestive difficulties, and other disharmonies.

What is Acupuncture?

This ancient Chinese healing art has helped literally billions of people. The essentially painless, minimally invasive technique employs the insertion of fine, sterilized, disposable needles into specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy, thereby restoring the balance, removing blockages and adding energy where necessary. Acupuncture points that lie on energy channels, are directly related to specific organs and physiological functions. This principle has been repeatedly confirmed by recent research in which obvious physiological changes were observed through the manipulation of specific acupuncture points.

The Benefits of Acupuncture

As more Americans are discovering that Western medicine alone does not always produce results, they are turning to acupuncture as a natural way to heal, without the side effects of drugs and chemically-based remedies traditionally prescribed in Western medicine. Acupuncture is very effective for patients with sleep disorders, anxiety or panic attacks addiction, and has been found to be extremely useful for people who have not responded to more conventional forms of treatment.

Acupuncture is a Simple Treatment

An acupuncture treatment is a simple procedure that takes place on a massage table with the patient wearing a gown. The insertion of needles into alcohol-swabbed areas of the body is painless and often brings about a feeling of total relaxation. Patients may experience an occasional tingling sensation, and some have described a slight tugging feeling, all of which are completely normal. A session can last for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the intent of the treatment. New patients complete an Entrance Case History form and talk in depth with the practitioner about their complaint or condition. Together, patient and practitioner discuss the goal of treatment and how many visits may be necessary.

Acupuncture for Patients of All Ages

Acupuncture has been widely used for pain relief and is growing in use not only to treat and cure, but also to maintain good health. It has been proven effective in both children and adults, and the number of patients receiving acupuncture is clearly on the rise. Geriatric conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, depression, incontinence, and digestive disorders are all positively effected by acupuncture treatment.

Children are gently treated with the use of special Oriental tools. Illnesses such as bronchitis, earaches, teething, colic, colds and coughs, rashes, and allergies have all been known to respond positively to treatment of children.

Other disorders such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, palsy, infertility, impotence, sciatica, chronic or acute back and neck pain, headaches, ulcers, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, bladder conditions, and the common cold have also responded well to acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is also being used on cancer patients instead of or in conjunction with their prescribed therapy.

Some conditions effectively treated with Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Massage and the Physical Arts are:

  • Pain
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Pms/Infertility*
  • Hypertension
  • Menopause
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Skin Conditions
  • Asthma
  • Immune Disorders
  • Cancer Support
  • Fibroids and Cysts
  • Allergies, Colds, Flus
  • Sport injuries
  • And more…*

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