Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can assist in the management of nearly all health conditions, physical and emotional. Though some people seek acupuncture as a last resort therapy, often times they soon discover how acupuncture can assist them when other therapies could not. Classical Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well-being.
Acupuncture greatly reduces and in many cases eliminates pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic or acute neck and back pain, disc herniation, sciatic nerve pain, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, headaches, migraines, shingles, fibromyalgia and general muscle tension. Many clients schedule appointments for pre-and post-surgical pain management to promote a fast recovery.
Stress and anxiety manifest in different ways, such as, sleep disturbances, panic attacks, palpitations, headaches, digestive issues, neck and shoulder tightness or pain. Acupuncture encourages the brain to develop new nerve pathways to better manage stress along with reducing anxiety, depression, frustration, irritability and grief.
Acupuncture releases tension in the body while encouraging overall relaxation and some clients find it more relaxing than massage.
Women’s Health and Infertility
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine effectively treat reproductive issues including male and female infertility, pregnancy complications, labor induction and breech presentation, endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), ovarian cysts, uterine fibriods, painful periods, irregular periods and advanced maternal age. Menopause and perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, insomnia and bone loss can also be greatly relieved or fully eliminated through treatment.
Chronic and Recurring Health Issues
Conditions including asthma, allergies, hypertension, thyroid issues, Lyme disease, diabetes, neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell’s Palsy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, digestive issues, dermatological issues, and autoimmune conditions can all be better managed through regular acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine not only addresses the symptoms of disease, it also addresses the root cause of illness, something that often times Western medicine does not consider.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are also effective in minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Acupuncture strengthens the body, balances the immune system, reduces inflammation, promotes cellular regeneration and helps to relieve tension and stress. Issues such as nausea and weakness are often times minimized significantly with treatment.
This is by no means a complete list of conditions that are treatable by acupuncture and Chinese medicine. To some extent, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can assist in managing most conditions. Contact us if you have questions about how acupuncture can assist your issue.
Several years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an official report listing several symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture. Download a pdf copy of this report here.