Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help to manage most any health condition, physical and mental. Many people come to acupuncture as a last resort therapy, but often times they soon discover that acupuncture can assist them when other therapies could not. Classical Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system used to diagnose, treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well-being.
Long Haul COVID
Individuals with Long Haul COVID often deal with lasting side effects for weeks, months, and some up to a year. Symptoms reported are fatigue, headaches, body aches, vertigo and/or dizziness, digestive issues, continued loss of taste and/or smell, sinus issues, phlegm and cough, brain fog, tachycardia, palpitations, anxiety, tinnitus, hair loss, depression, anxiety, chest pain, and diminished breathing capacity. Not everyone will have all these symptoms as they vary between individuals.
White Lotus realizes how these symptoms are impacting people's lives and how mentally challenging it is. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can assist with long haul symptoms by strengthening the immune system and addressing root causes that are leading to particular symptoms. With consistent regular treatment long haul symptoms can be well managed and even resolved.
Pain management is the main issue for which people seek acupuncture. Acupuncture is very effective for pain relief, often times alleviating pain completely, depending on the severity and length of issue. Common pain issues that respond well to acupuncture are headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, shingles, fibromyalgia, general muscle aches, the list is too long to list. Acupuncture received prior and post surgery helps to promote a quicker recovery. In cases of long standing chronic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more recalcitrant issues, routine regular acupuncture is suggested to manage pain.
Stress and anxiety manifest in different ways, such as sleep disturbances, panic attacks, palpitations, headaches, digestive issues, neck and shoulder tightness and 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.
Constipation, Crohn's disease, IBS, abdominal pain, bloating, frequent diarrhea or loose stools, gas and burping, and acid reflux, are some issues that can be addressed with regular acupuncture treatment. These and other digestive complaints have been managed successfully through acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine; again, results come with regular scheduled treatment.
Chronic and Recalcitrant 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 managed through regular acupuncture and herbal treatment. Acupuncture addresses the root cause of your issue, through the Chinese paradigm, and can assist with managing your complaints which may be disruptive to your life. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine addresses the root cause of illness, something that Western medicine does not often consider.
Women’s Health and Fertility Issues
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can effectively treat reproductive issues including male and female fertility issues, IVF support, recurrent miscarriage, idiopathic infertility, pregnancy support, labor preparation during final weeks of pregnancy, breech presentation, and other issues related to fertility or pregnancy.
Acupuncture can address women's issues such as endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, painful periods, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, heavy bleeding, irregular menses, frequent menses, painful intercourse, constipation, and much more.
Issues related to menopause and perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, day and night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, hair thinning, bone loss and more can also be addressed through acupuncture and herbs.
Many hospitals, such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, have incorporated acupuncture departments along side oncology as studies have shown that receiving acupuncture during cancer treatment is beneficial to the patient's body, mind, and spirit.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are effective in minimizing and managing the side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. Studies have shown that acupuncture can assist with issues of postoperative pain, sleep, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy, joint pain, and other side effects caused by radiation treatment and/or chemotherapy. Acupuncture may also reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, headache, body pain, breathing issues, and chronic fatigue. Acupuncture treatments are generally safe and well tolerated by patients. Note that some conditions may require continuous treatment so as to achieve lasting effect.
Acupuncture helps to strengthen the body by boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, promoting cellular regeneration, and reducing tension and stress in the body. Acupuncture affects the body, mind, and spirit promoting a calmer, more restful recovery.
This is by no means a complete list of symptoms and conditions that can be managed by acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can assist with managing most any health concern with regular treatment.
Contact Carla if you have questions about how acupuncture can assist with your particular concern.