ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP YOU WITH Anxiety; arthritis; asthma; bronchitis; carpal tunnel; chronic fatigue; common cold; constipation; dental pain; depression; diarrhea; digestion ailments; dizziness; eye problems; facial palsy/ tics; fatigue; fertility; fibromyalgia; gingivitis; headaches; incontinence; indigestion; IBS; low back pain, menopause; menstrual irregularity; vomiting; migraines; morning sickness; nausea; osteoarthritis; pain; PMS; pneumonia; reproductive problems; wrist pain; rhinitis; sciatica; shoulder pain; sore throat; stress; tennis elbow; tonsillitis; tooth pain; UTI – and more.
The World Health Organization of the United Nations (the “WHO”) has cited at least 104 different documented and researched conditions that acupuncture can treat safely and effectively. Above are just a few examples.
Compliments Western Medicine. Many patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, AIDS medications or getting help with drug, alcohol or smoking addictions find relief from nausea and stomach upset with acupuncture. Plus, acupuncture works on the very same systems: respiratory, skeletal, nervous, etc.
Results. Freedom from suffering; a better and more satisfying life; greater happiness; return to work; more energy and vitality; greater comfort, strength, relaxation, physical endurance; a better immune system; peace of mind; retain youthfulness; or improved appearance.
How can acupuncture be so effective without surgery or concentrated drugs? The Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor sees medical problems from a totally different perspective, and often identifies simpler ways to promote healing.
From the Western Perspective, the human body is a collection of organs, or systems each with its separate function. Illness is viewed as failure of an individual component or invasion from an outside agent, often a bacteria or a virus. The cure generally involves replacing or repairing a component or destroying the outside agent.
From the Chinese Perspective, the body is viewed as an interaction of forces. Each individual organ is related to functions through-out the body, and problems anywhere in the body can influence an organ. Heat, cold, dampness, foods and chemicals can upset the balance and create a wide variety of problems. Emotions and tensions can also block or upset this balance. Chinese Medicine Theory offers a very clear understanding of how these different forces influence the body and how to bring the body back into balance.
Chinese Diagnosis. While western medicine is concerned with the physical state of individual organs and the contents of fluids like blood and urine, Chinese Medicine Theory is concerned with the proper functioning of the body as a whole, and the proper flow of energy to the problem area. Over the last 3,000 years some very simple yet reliable techniques have been developed to make these assessments. While sound of voice, smell and overall appearance of face and skin are important indicators, the appearance of the tongue and the feeling of pulses in the wrists are the most important.
The tongue shows the overall state of the body. A pale tongue indicates low energy. A swollen tongue indicates deficient digestive energy. A glossy or geographic tongue or a black coating on the tongue indicates serious internal deficiencies. Red, purple, yellow, white and greasy coatings all offer important insight into the overall balance of the body and possible causes for ailments.
The feeling of subtle variations in the pulses, at the wrists, allows the Chinese doctor to determine a wealth of information about the many flows of energy in the body and how they might be adjusted to promote healing.
These diagnostic measures combined with the patient’s history and complaints allow the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis and to administer effective treatment.
Acupuncture is not simply for pain. In addition to pain management, it has been proven effective for anesthesiology, brain disease, injuries, in pediatrics, gynecology, internal medicine, and cancer just to name a few. What few people realize is that the government supports and regulates programs where acupuncture is used to help stop drug and alcohol addiction. Today, acupuncturists use this same method as well for weight control and smoking cessation.
Few alternative therapies can restore and maintain health like acupuncture. Ample clinical literature, case studies and research exists and more is available everyday. Check online or ask our receptionist for information. Do not let misconceptions hold you back from enjoying a quality life.
The System used by Acupuncturists evolved over the last 5,000 years into a complete holistic medical system that is enjoyed by the whole world. It is so effective, so natural and so popular around the world that October 24th is the official worldwide Acupuncture Medicine Day!
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– World Health Organization