Allergies & Sinusitis

Make your Allergies and recurring Sinusitis go away forever! No matter what kind of allergy you suffer from, environmental or food related, acupuncture can provide needed relief. While medications (over-the-counter or prescribed) often come with unwanted side-effects, acupuncture does not. According to Chinese medical theory, the symptoms and signs that indicate a Western diagnosis of allergies relate to the body’s Organ Systems malfunctioning. This malfunction may stem from a variety of causes, including stress, poor diet, foods that don’t agree with your body, constitutional weakness, pollutants and environmental toxins. An acupuncturist will conduct a thorough exam, taking a complete health history. He/ She will then develop a unique treatment plan that will address your specific concerns. The goals of the treatment plan will be to eliminate visible symptoms and signs, while addressing the root cause(s) and underlying malfunction affecting your body’s organ system.

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Migraines & Headaches

Migraines & Headaches

Relief is within reach! Over 50 million of us experience some form of a severe headache at some point in our lives. Whether you experience minor head pain or sever migraines, headaches can take valuable time out of your day and life, and leave you searching for relief. Some possible causes of headaches can be body constitution, emotional health, excessive work, social activities and exercise, improper diet, physical trauma, and hormones. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine offer a safe an effective approach to relieving headache pain, without causing harmful side effects. These healing modalities provide a comprehensive diagnostic protocol that can help your acupuncturist understand and address the root cause(s) of your headaches. Acupuncture care is extremely effective in reducing the frequency and severity of many types of painful conditions, including headaches and migraines, naturally.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Finally, a Natural Remedy for IBS! Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex disorder in which the intestines lose their ability to efficiently move their contents. Symptoms of IBS may include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. Less common symptoms may include headaches, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Symptoms may be triggered by stress, diet, emotional factors, hormone levels and medications. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can offer a safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to address IBS. According to Chinese medicine, the body is like a garden that must be cultivated and maintained in order to grow strong and remain healthy. Good health happens when all the body’s organs are healthy and working together. How does your garden grow? According to Chinese medical theories, there are several possible causes for IBS. One of these is a malfunctioning spleen. The spleen is the organ in charge of digestion and assimilation of foods and liquids. A primary function of the spleen is to produce blood from the food it breaks down and to convert it into usable energy to power your body. If your spleen isn’t properly cared for, the body’s energy levels will not be supported and illness may occur. In addition if your liver or kidneys are compromised added stress will be placed on the spleen and you may suffer alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating, gas, headaches, incontinence, cold limbs, weak knee and a sore back. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can determine a clear picture of the root malfunction that may be causing the IBS symptoms. Your acupuncturist will complete a thorough examination to determine a plan for treatment to first address the symptoms and second address the root cause of the IBS. Your acupuncturist may also suggest adjunct therapies such as herbs and dietary changes to maximize your healing. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can prove a safe, natural, drug-free and effective way to remedy IBS.

Insomnia

Insomnia

Get a great night’s sleep naturally with Acupuncture!

Sleepless nights happen to almost everyone at some time, but ongoing insomnia can contribute to difficulty concentrating, diminished energy, low mood, and trouble performing everyday tasks. Since sleep strengthens the immune system, insomnia can leave you susceptible to many other health concerns. The role of an acupuncturist is to investigate the root cause of your insomnia by completing a thorough diagnostic evaluation in order to determine which organ system is out of balance.

Acupuncture can treat your symptoms, improve your overall health and well-being, all without negative side effects so you can start looking forward to a great night’s sleep every night.

Infertility

Infertility

The treatment of infertility with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back 2,000 years. These ancient, time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a woman’s whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed recent studies and concluded that acupuncture helps to:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall.
  • Reduce anxiety and stress. The hormones that are secreted during stressful situations can significantly decrease fertility.
  • Normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility.

Acupuncture and TCM provide a safe, effective, drug-free, and natural approach to treating infertility and enjoying a healthy pregnancy. Here are a few reasons to try acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine:

  • An acupuncturist does not treat just symptoms and signs, but instead activates the body’s natural healing potential by treating the root causes that have lead to the problem or disease
  • Acupuncture and TCM are completely natural. No drugs are ever used. Invasive procedures and drug therapies that may be used in treatment of infertility can cause undesirable side effects and accumulate toxicity in the body.
  • Acupuncture and TCM can be used to strengthen, support, and balance overall health and well-being, therefore can increase the effectiveness of other procedures.

Also consider acupuncture during your pregnancy and birth. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been found useful for relieving labor pain, nausea, vomiting, and significantly reducing the duration of labor.*

*World Health Organization. www.who.int/medicines.

Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture can improve your quality of Life! Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) affects 3-6 million individuals of which 90% are women between ages 40 and 60 years. It is the 3rd most prevalent rheumatologic disorder after osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnosis of FMS is given when no specific underlying cause can be found for the following set of signs and symptoms. A complaint of widespread muscle pain on both sides of the body, above and below the waist for at least 3 months duration. In addition, midline body pain in the spine may also be present.Additional symptoms include tension headache, generalize stiffness, sleep disorders, debilitating fatigue and a high incidence of irritable bowel syndrome. Depression and menstrual pain are also frequently reported.Proposed causes for fibromyalgia include lack of physical fitness, sleep deprivation, chronic muscle spasms, nervous system dysfunction, various hormonal imbalances, viral infections, aluminum toxicity, nutritional deficiencies as well as impaired function of the digestive system. Conventional medical treatment typically involves prescription antidepressants, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, (NSAIDS). The prolonged use of these medications should be avoided as they have potentially serious side -effects and they can also be addictive. Acupuncture can reduce the pain associated with FMS by increasing the blood flow to the affected areas of the body. It can also increase endorphins which will begin to heal the underlying affected body tissue and malfunctioning organ systems. Acupuncture is a time-tested (4,000 years) safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain and increase your energy level

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

YES, Acupuncture can help relieve pain! No one should have to live with pain, and medication may dull the pain temporarily but it will not get at the root of the problem to correct it. A 2012 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that,“Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain” 1 Pain medication is like hitting the snooze button on an alarm. Unless the cause of the pain is treated, your body will keep sounding the alarm and reminding you that something is wrong. It is also true that medication may cause unwanted side effects and further compromise your health. Acupuncture is a time-tested (4,000 years) safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain. Unlike other methods of handling pain there are no side effects. Not only can acupuncture treat signs and symptoms of pain and discomfort, it can also get to the root of the problem. When the initial cause of the pain is corrected, your body can begin to heal on deeper levels. Your acupuncturist may also suggest adjunct therapies to enhance treatment and speed healing, such as massage, stretching, and herbal supplements.

Anxiety & Stress

Anxiety & Stress

There is hope! Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have helped people cope with anxiety and stress for thousands of years. Feelings of anxiety, worry and fear related to significant and challenging events are justified and very common.

Anxiety becomes a problem when emotional reactions are out of proportion and interfere with a person’s daily functioning or sleep patterns. Some signs and symptoms of an overactive response to stress include anger, asthma, depression, depressed immune system, digestive disorders, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, joint pain, and weight problems. The role of an acupuncturist is to investigate the underlying causes of anxiety and stress by completing a thorough diagnostic evaluation in order to determine which organ system is out of balance. The acupuncturist will then seek to restore the imbalance by inserting fine, sterile needles into the points correlating to those organs. Additionally, acupuncture helps to reduce stress, encouraging and supporting a greater sense of well-being and balance.