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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is quite simply the insertion of very fine needles into the soft tissues of the body. It is a safe and effective medical treatment based on traditional Asian medical theory and practice. Acupuncture’s history dates back thousands of years with some of the earliest archaeological data showing its use as far back as 3,000 B.C. It is a safe and effective therapy for a whole host of injuries and pathologies that affect the body. When coupled with Chinese herbal formulations, Acupuncture becomes highly effective in the treatment of certain diseases, conditions and injuries.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works by communicating with the nervous system of the body. Stimulation of specific areas of the body (acupuncture points) causes specific responses in local areas as well as globally within the body. The effects range from the release of natural painkillers within the body, increased circulation to targeted areas, increased immune function, the balancing of hormones and neurotransmitters and tissue generation. When done correctly, acupuncture aids in balancing the systems and functions of the body bringing wellbeing, peace and healing to the patient.

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Conditions Treated

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are able to treat a wide variety of problems. We often treat patients with the following:

•   Allergies/Asthma/Sinus Problems

•   Bell’s Palsy

•   Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

•   Fibromyalgia and Headaches

•   Migraines

•   Gastric Disorders

•   Anxiety/Stress/Fatigue/PTSD

•   Sleep Disorders

•   Irritable Bowel Syndrome

•   Neurological Dysfunction

•   Back, Neck and Joint Pains

•   PMS/Gynecological Disorders

According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been proved through controlled trials to be an affective treatment for the following:

•   Adverse reaction to radio and chemotherapy

•   Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever)

•   Biliary Colic

•   Depression

•   Dysentery

•   Dysmenorrhea

•   Epigastric Pain (peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, gastrospasm)

•   Facial Pain

•   Headache (including migraine, cluster, sinus)

•   Hypertention

•   Hypotention

•   Induction of Labor

•   Knee Pain

•   Leukopenia

•   Low Back Pain

•   Morning Sickness

•   Nausea and Vomiting

•   Neck Pain

•   Periarthritis of Shoulder

•   Postoperative Pain

•   Renal Colic

•   Rheumatoid Arthritis

•   Sciatica

•   Sprain

•   Stroke

•   Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for the following:

•   Abdominal Pain

•   Acne Vulgaris

•   Alcohol Dependence and Detoxification

•   Bell’s Palsy

•   Bronchial Asthma

•   Cancer Pain

•   Cardiac Neurosis

•   Gallbladder Pain (acute and chronic)

•   Craniocerebral Injury (closed)

•   Diabetes Mellitus

•   Earache

•   Eye Pain

•   Eye Spasm

•   Female Infertility

•   Facial Spasm

•   Fibromyalgia

•   Fasciitis

•   Gastrokinetic Disturbance

•   Gouty Arthritis

•   Herpes Zoster

•   Hyperlipidemia

•   Insomnia

•   Labor Pain

•   Lactation Deficiency

•   Male Sexual Dysfunction

•   Meniere Disease

•   Neuralgia

•   Neurodermatitis

•   Obesity

•   Narcotic Dependence

•   Osteoarthritis

•   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

•   Raynaud Syndrome

•   Sjogren Syndrome

•   Sore Throat (including tonsillitis)

•   Spine Pain (acute)

•   Stiff Neck

•   TMJ Pain

•   Tietze Syndrome

•   Tobacco Dependence

•   Tourette Syndrome

•   Ulcerative Colitis

•   Urolithiasis

•   Vascular Dementia

•   Whooping Cough

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments will depend on a number of variables including the patient’s physiology, pathology and presentation and how long the treatment has existed. Most often, our patients are treated twice a week for three to six weeks during the acute stage of recovery. This stage is designed to lower pain scores and stabilize the patient. The second phase involves one treatment per week for six to twelve weeks in order to completely stabilize the patient. The third stage is one treatment every other week for four to six visits followed by a maintenance protocol of one treatment every one to three months for wellness.

Our Mission

As trained professionals in the field of Natural Medicine, our mission is to provide affordable, research-based healthcare for the entire family.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a safe, caring and compassionate environment in which patient concerns are actively listened to and healthy lifestyle choices are encouraged. We will make every effort to find the underlying cause of disease and treat each person as a whole. We will strive to empower people towards holistic wellness in mind body, and spirit.

‘May You Be In Good Health, Even As Your Soul Prospers’

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