Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine treats A wide range of common health conditions:
The World Health Organization (WHO) published a landmark research report in 2003 on the efficacy of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the treatment of disease. To view a summary of the report click here. To view the full report click here.
Acupuncture is well known as an effective non-drug treatment approach for pain conditions and pain management. Careful stimulation of acupuncture points reinforces balance of key physiological functions involved in healing the root cause of pain. By encouraging circulation and reducing tension in tissues, nutrients required for tissue regeneration and repair are delivered to where they need to go and metabolic wastes are circulated away to be properly health with by the internal organs. Pain reduces as a result and the patient can again begin to enjoy life again and to sleep deeply which is required for tissue regeneration and healing.
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
If you aren't sleeping, your body cannot properly engage in the natural healing process of tissue regeneration and you will have a hard time with focus, productivity. You will age faster and getting through the day will be more of a challenge than it should be and other physical and emotional problems may arise, or if already present become more difficult. We can help.
Addiction / quitting Smoking / Food relationships
Acupuncture can play a supportive role for those making important lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, or changing a relationship with food and dietary habits. Acupuncture treatment is not what solves your problems, you have to want to make the effort necessary to sustain the change and then acupuncture can play an important role and support the transformation with less difficulty.
Chronic and Difficult Cases
Individuals dealing with difficult medical history often find their way to acupuncture after other healthcare treatment or advice has not proved beneficial. Some find that acupuncture helps in conjunction with other treatment (for example, acupuncture has been studied extensively in mitigating the side effects of chemotherapy induced nausea). Chronic health problems and difficult cases have many factors to consider and typically require more attention and frequency in care.
Acupuncture can be very helpful in maintaining longevity and vitality in a mans’ life. Along with diet and exercise, and Botanical medicine where appropriately incorporated, men benefit greatly. With growing notoriety in the west, more men are seeking acupuncture for conditions such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, generalized fatigue, depression, hypertension, urinary difficulty, prostate problems and more.
Women's Health and Vitality
Many women experience cramps and pain around their period and end up turning to pain killers or birth control to manage the pain. Women benefit from acupuncture's capacity for managing pain effectively without the use of drugs. Acupuncture works through regulation of the body’s hormone system (endocrine system) and other physiological functions to balance body rhythms and establish a pain free monthly cycle.
For women, fertility treatment regulates all of the elements of health required for the best chances of conceiving a healthy child. Treatment takes into consideration all factors of a healthy menstrual cycle / hormone balance, digestion and elimination and the production of healthy ovum and the right conditions for conception in the womb.
For men, regulating the hormone balance and promoting a healthy sperm and sperm count are key focus as well as deliberate care in regulating sexual activity to support virility and procreative function.
Diet and lifestyle approaches also promote fertility for both men and woman and support sustaining the benefits of acupuncture treatment.
Wellness Boost / Stress Reduction Treatments
Stress is a significant aspect of life, health, aging and disease. Acupuncture boosts your ability to manage and face life challenges and to meet the unexpected in the most productive and creative way possible. These treatments upgrade and streamline your response to stress.
Acupuncture is known to enhance beauty, rejuvenate complexion and the feeling of youthfulness. Historically, Chinese aristocrats where obsessed with longevity, beauty, and a pursuit of immortality and would employ physicians to the charge of sustaining their beauty and virility. Taoist influences on Chinese medicine contributed practical knowledge on sustaining youthfulness and vigor as well. For modern patients, acupuncture and Chinese botanical medicine can help to make you feel and appear youthful. In treatment, we achieve this by supporting the core physical and energetic reserves of the individual. Stimulation of acupuncture points reinforces balance of key physiological functions involved in sustaining true beauty that radiates from the inside out.
Community Acupuncture Sessions (Offered 1-2x Monthly)
Community acupuncture sessions are a way to experience acupuncture for general wellness, stress reduction and simple self care. The setting does not allow for involved, comprehensive care plan with the patient individually as the space is shared with many patients receiving treatment in seated or lying down positions. Treatment application affects arms and legs and the patient remains clothed. Please call for more information and to register.
Common Reasons for Acupuncture Visits
Below is an incomplete list of common conditions Treated by acupuncture and East Asian Medicine:
Orthopedic / Musculo-skeletal pain conditions
Low back pain, back pain, neck pain, degenerative disc disease related pain, degenerative joint disease related pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, foot pain, post surgical pain, generalized joint pain, muscle pain, stiffness, weakness, contracture, localized traumatic injury, sprains, strains, swelling, tendonitis, fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, ‘frozen shoulder’, medial / lateral epichondilitis (aka ’tennis elbow’ / golfer’s elbow respectively) temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJD), occupational and sports related injuries, sciatica, osteoarthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, toothache
Sinus, tension, cluster, and migraine headaches
Menstrual pain, endometriosis pain
Hypertension / high blood pressure, low blood pressure, heartbeat irregularity, palpitations, dizziness, vertigo
Immune System & Respiratory System Disorders
Flu, common cold, seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis aka hay fever), sore throat, acute tonsillitis, nasal and sinus congestion, sinusitis (sinus infection), bronchitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pneumonia, tonsilitis, edema, bronchial asthma
Fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis (MS), lyme disease, lupus, HIV & AIDS, hepatitis, immune system regulation and support
Dermatology / Skin Problems
Acne, hives, rosaecea, eczema, psoriasis, athletes foot, facial rejuvenation, (crows feet, fine lines, age related wrinkles).
Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth conditions
Acute and chronic pharyngitis, acute conjunctivitis, cataract (without complications), central retinitis, gingivitis, myopia (in children), toothaches, post extraction pain, halitosis (bad breath)
Gastrointestinal / Digestion / Bowel Health
Abdominal bloating and pain, gas, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux / gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiccough, ulcerative colitis (Crohn’s disease), acute and chronic gastritis, gall stones, hemorrhoids, acute and chronic colitis, excessive or low appetite, acute duodenal ulcer (without complication), acute bacillary dysentery, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), gastroptosis, spasms of esophagus and cardia
Neurological Disorders / Neurological Health
Facial (Bell’s) palsy, intercostal neuralgia, Meniere’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, sciatica, stroke & paralysis, tri-geminal neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, neuralgia, cervico-brachial syndrome, disc problems, facial palsy (early stage, especially within three to six months), headache and migraine, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, paresis following stroke
Psychological / Mental & Emotional / Trauma
Acute / chronic stress, depression (mild to moderate), anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatization disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADD), menstrual mood disorders, postpartum depression, stress & tension
Smoking cessation, alcohol detoxification, street and/or pharmacological drug withdrawal, food addiction (cultivating a healthy relationship with food), appetite regulation
Urinary difficulty, frequency / infrequency, painful or burning urination, kidney stones
Impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED), low libido, premature ejaculation (PE), nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, protecting & promoting fertility
Women’s Reproductive / Gynecological Health
Regulating a healthy menstrual cycle, menstrual Irregularity, fertility concerns, promoting & prolonging fertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain), amenorrhea (absence of period), irritability, menstrual cramps, heavy periods, excessive clotting and/or bleeding, prolonged bleeding, bloating, menopause symptoms, menopause and peri-menopause regulation, breast tenderness / distention, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), cystic breasts, uterine fibroids
Healthy Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery
Morning sickness, assisting labor induction, fetal mal-position
Cancer Treatment Related Side Effects (Chemotherapy & Radiation)
Nausea, vomiting, pain, fatigue, night sweats