Acupuncture is a technique in which specific acupuncture points on the body are stimulated by inserting a thin needle through the skin. It is used for treatment of various symptoms and diseases ranging from nausea to insomnia and dates back over 3000 years. There have been extensive studies conducted on acupuncture, especially for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache. However, researchers are only beginning to understand the effects of acupuncture for various other health conditions. Acupuncture is considered a safe therapy when performed by an experienced, well-trained practitioner using sterile single use needles. Ask me about your specific condition and see if acupuncture is right for you!
Common Conditions Proven to Respond to Acupuncture:
Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Insomnia, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Addictions
Upper Respiratory Tract:
Acute sinusitis, Acute rhinitis, Common Cold, Acute Tonsillitis
Acute bronchitis, Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)
Disorders of the eye
Acute conjunctivitis, Cataract (without complications)
Disorders of the mouth
Toothache, Post Extraction Pain, Gingivitis, Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis
Spasms of the esophagus, Hiccough, Acute and chronic gastritis, Gastric hyperacidity, Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), Acute and chronic colitis, Acute bacillary dysentery, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS
Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders
Headache and migraine, Trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ, Peripheral neuropathies, Meniere’s disease, Shingles, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), Intercostal neuralgia, Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow, Sciatica, Low-back pain, Osteoarthritis
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Herbal Medicine can treat a wide range of symptoms and disease processes. Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions. I recommend, prescribe, and use only high quality, 3rd party tested, practitioner grade, ethically sourced herbal products.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of the herb, Artemisia vulgaris, to facilitate healing. It can b e applied indirectly, directly on the skin, or on top of an acupuncture needle. It has a warming, moving, and nourishing effect. Moxa stimulates the immune system, decreases pain, promotes circulation, and reduces inflammation.
Tuina and Shiatsu are bodywork (Traditional Chinese Medical Massage) techniques (pushing, pulling, pressing, and percussion) used to facilitate the movement of stagnations in the body to promote healing.
Cupping is a technique that uses small glass cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion.
“Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.”
Ashtanga yoga is taught one asana (posture) at a time with individual needs taken into consideration. The breath is essential to the practice. When practiced consistently, with correct method; physical, mental, and spiritual transformation can occur.