Our Acupuncturists focus on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.
Whether you suffer IBS, Indigestion, Bowel Irregularities or Abdominal Pain, we offer natural ways to regulate your digestion and reduce inflammation.
Mood and Emotional Health
We believe that emotional imbalances can act as both symptoms and causes for physical issues. This integrated mind-body approach to health and healing operates in a dynamic loop where emotions impact the health of the body and vice versa. Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, ADHD, OCD, and many others can be treated with Acupuncture + Herbs.
Acupuncture in particular is great for increasing blood circulation because the use of acupuncture needles stimulate nitric oxide in the body. Acupuncture treatments have also been shown to stimulate the release of compounds like leukotrienes and antihistamines that both dilate the blood vessels, while also reducing swelling of tissues. This leads to increases in blood flow to the areas of the body deprived of oxygenated blood.
From an acupuncture perspective, your body is made up of lots of different kinds of Qi, or energy. These different types of Qi have specific physiological functions in the body. One essential type of Qi is the Wei Qi. Roughly translated as “immunity,” the Wei Qi is your body’s natural strength and ability to fight off pathogens like viruses and bacteria.If your defences are too weak, then Chinese medicine can strengthen them, if your immune system is over reactive (in the case of allergies and psoriasis etc.), then Chinese medicine is able to regulate your body’s reactions to a normal level.
From a TCM viewpoint, insomnia is a manifestation of a shen (spirit) disorder which various internal disharmonies makes the spirit restless and thus creates sleeping problems. Many Research studies show that acupuncture significantly improves parameters in sleep quality and duration. After one session, regardless of what you are being treated for, many notice better sleep that same night, reduced stress, and a feeling of calm and well-being.
Acupuncture is often used in treating respiratory disorders such as common colds, allergies, asthma, emphysema, sinusitis and bronchitis. Acupuncture produces anti-inflammatory agents naturally that move to decrease inflammation while at the same time affecting the sympathetic nervous system.
We offer effective treatments for patients suffering from UTI’s, incontinence, cystitis, kidney stones, and many other urological conditions. Studies have shown that acupuncture can strengthen the urethra to relieve incontinence and frequent urination. Swelling in the bladder or prostate can be reduced to assist in urgency and voiding problems. With regular acupuncture, your body will begin to heal and restore itself to normal and healthy functions.
In diagnosing skin conditions, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers physical, emotional, and environmental factors. By taking the pulse, asking in-depth questions, and observing the tongue and skin, we will diagnose the condition according to a pattern of disharmony. Skin diseases are generally caused by internal disharmonies, such as lack of Qi and blood, or environmental influences, such as wind, dryness, dampness, and heat. Stress, diet, and the individual’s constitution also contribute to these patterns.
Metabolism + Fatigue
Acupuncture can help to increase metabolism by stimulating the thyroid and endocrine glands as your body adjusts to the changes in your diet and exercise. Affecting the endocrine system also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Acupuncture effectively treats fatigue and its symptoms, such as concentration difficulties, weakness, dizziness, sleep disturbances and irritability. Malfunctions in the endocrine, cardiovascular and digestive body systems that contribute to fatigue can also be treated with acupuncture.
Neurological disorders cover a wide swath of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole lot of stuff in between fall under the category of neurological disorders. Specifically, acupuncture works with the nervous system in the body to regenerate cells and promote healing.
From the very beginning, Eastern medicine has always had a preference toward keeping patients healthy rather than treating disease. However, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture often is used preventively as a kind of “tune up,” in keeping with TCM’S emphasis on health maintenance. We offer such tune ups to tone internal organs or to prevent minor annoyances from becoming major problems
And Many Other Ailments
Eastern Medicine is a complete medical system that can effectively treat any imbalance within the body. Because we see things very differently, whether or not you have a western medical diagnosis, we can treat a wide array of symptoms all at the same time by promoting balance in your body.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) HAS LISTED THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS, DISEASES AND CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SHOWN THROUGH CONTROLLED TRIALS TO BE TREATED EFFECTIVELY BY ACUPUNCTURE:
- low back pain
- neck pain
- tennis elbow
- knee pain
- periarthritis of the shoulder
- facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- dental pain
- tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
- rheumatoid arthritis
- induction of labor
- correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
- morning sickness
- nausea and vomiting
- postoperative pain
- essential hypertension
- primary hypotension
- renal colic
- adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
- allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
- biliary colic
- depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- acute bacillary dysentery
- primary dysmenorrhea
- acute epigastralgia
- peptic ulcer
- acute and chronic gastritis