Acupuncture is an essential part of Oriental Medicine, a comprehensive system of healthcare with a continuous clinical history of over 3,000 years. It is now experiencing worldwide acceptance. The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as an appropriate treatment for over 200 clinical conditions. It is also used for preventative care and maintenance.
What about standard medical practices?
Oriental Medicine is not a substitute for modern medicine. They are complementary systems. Chronic illnesses often respond better to acupuncture. Many acupuncture patients have already had medical diagnosis and treatment but need further help.
Extremely fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to promote blood and energy flow to promote good health and healing.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the feeling of receiving an injection. Acupuncture needles are about the diameter of a hair. The needles are extremely flexible and in most cases the insertion will be performed without discomfort.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies according to the condition and the patient. Acute problems may respond with just a few treatments. A chronic problem may require a longer series.
Not just needles
Acupuncture is the main treatment in oriental medicine; however, treatments are often more effective if used in conjunction with other oriental Medical therapies.
Services include: Acupuncture, Chinese Nutritional Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Chinese Medical Massage, Electrostimulation, and Moxabustion
What conditions have been treated effectively by acupuncture?
- Neurological—headache, migraine, stroke, facial pain, impaired movement
- Muskuloskeletal—muscle pain, joint pain, bone pain, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica
- Digestive—irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, stomach cramping, chronic diarrhea, indigestion
- Gynocological—pms, morning sickness, infertility, menopausal problems,
- Emotional—anxiety, depression, ptsd, insomnia, nervousness, stress
- Respiratory—sinusitis, asthma, allergies
- Urogenital—incontinence, impotence, sexual dysfunction, urinary tract infections
- Other—restless leg syndrome, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, low energy, shingles, nausea
- Supportive Therapy—Acupuncture is extremely effective in supporting the body during medical stresses such as: In Vitro Fertilization and other Assisted Reproductive Therapies.