- Balance hormone function
- Strengthen the immune system
- Stabilize the mood
- Reduce the body’s stress response
- Relax the muscles
- Reduce inflammation
- Promote blood flow necessary for healing
- Regulate internal body function
- Restore the body’s natural balance
Common Benefits of Regular Acupuncture
- Pain relief
- Faster healing time
- Stress relief
- Increased energy, circulation, mobility
- Better sleep
- Regained normal body function
Side Benefits of AcupunctureA study across clinics in 5 US states found that those who regularly receive acupuncture care:
- 76% of the respondents noted that they felt better most of the time
- 58% state that they were more focused most of the time
- 71% stated that they miss fewer days of work
- 84% said they were seeing their MD less often
- 78.9% said they had reduced the use of prescription drugs
- 70.1% of those who had been scheduled for surgery prior to acupuncture said they had avoided surgery
- Safe: there are no side-effects
- Effective: it is a cumulative therapy that yields incremental change over time
- Natural: it stimulates the body’s own healing capacity, so there is no potential for addiction or interference with any other medical interventions
- Non-invasive: the experience is painless and relaxing
Conditions We Commonly Treat
- Acute and chronic pain
- Allergies & sinusitis
- Headache & Migraine
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hormonal problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Learn more about the The Chinese Health Paradigm
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of over 43 common conditions including:
- Orthopedic Conditions:low back, neck and joint pain, arthritis, headaches, migraines, neuralgia.
- Nervous System Disorders:insomnia, dizziness, vertigo, peripheral neuropathy, Bell’s palsy, post-stroke syndrome.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, food allergies, gastrointestinal weakness, and gastritis
- Circulatory Disorders: hypertension, angina pectoris, cold hands and feet.
- Emotional and Psychological Disorders: stress, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
- Addictions: such as alcohol and nicotine.
- Respiratory Disorders: common cold, coughs, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis
- Gynecological Disorders: painful periods, irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility.
- Uro-genital Disorders: stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, and night-time urination.
Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world. It has been used for so long its exact origin is uncertain though acupuncture has been the main therapy for illness in China for over 2000 years.
Introduced to the U.S. in 1972, acupuncture has been the main therapy for illness in China for over 2000 years, withstanding both time and politics. The ancient sophistication of understanding how humans function internally is mind boggling when you consider that we, in the West, had not understood blood circulation until William Harvey described it in 1628. Not only were the processes of the internal organs understood by Chinese physicians, they also had very keen insights into the relationship of each organ to human emotions; something that we are just beginning to appreciate in Western medicine. Acupuncture today offers treatment for many of the elusive gray zone illnesses.
In Western diagnosis you are either sick or well. (“Sick” is defined as abnormal lab tests!) For those in the gray area of feeling unwell or having illnesses for which they can only take medication, but never cure, acupuncture may provide the answer.
Effectively, treatments are straight forward. The virtually painless insertion of fine, sterile needles through the skin into the muscle layers signals the autonomic nervous system to recalibrate itself. Stimulating the autonomic nervous system promotes a more balanced relationship between the internal organs and allows the body to function according to its own natural design. Symptoms that seem unrelated often disappear.
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