Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine — a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as “Qi” flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease.
To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles into specific points along the “meridians” to restore the body’s balance of energy. Each of the hundreds of points possesses specific and unique functions, which Western science has proven that at these locations there is an abundance of blood vessels, nerve and lymph tissue and a change in the electrical conductivity of the skin. Acupuncture works with the body to strengthen and balance the energy.
Receiving acupuncture is a unique and powerful healing experience. This Eastern approach provides you with much more than temporary relief, encompassing many benefits. It is extremely relaxing and can bring clarity of mind, release of tension and renewed physical vitality. You will also learn how to better care for yourself and pay attention to your body’s signals. Most importantly, you will discover the tremendous healing potential that exists within and the power you have to create lasting vitality and wellness in your life.
Did You Know That Acupuncture Treats More Than Just Back Pain?
I have effectively treated a wide variety of conditions as well as chronic or difficult health issues that have not been relieved by Western Medicine. My focus is infertility, women’s health and other hormonal imbalances, acute or chronic pain, stress and anxiety, allergies/asthma, and digestive disorders.
Acupuncture is known to treat a wide range of disorders including:
- Neurological conditions such as headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, facial and intercostal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, noises in the ears, dizziness, and Meniere’s disease.
- Cardiovascular disorders such as high or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps.
- Respiratory conditions such as bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.
- Digestive system disorders such as hiccough, spasms of the esophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, food allergies, liver and gallbladder disorders, and weight control.
- Urogenital disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
- Gynecological and obstetric disorders such as premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, and morning sickness.
- Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff.
- Eye conditions such as visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.
- Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, ‘frozen shoulder’, and ‘tennis elbow’.
- Sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.
- Psychological conditions such as depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.