Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture enhances the body’s energy by stimulating prescribed points with ultra-fine needles, mild heat, manual pressure or gentle electrical current.

Modern research has shown that acupuncture’s pain-relieving and mood-stabilizing effects are caused by the release of natural substances called endorphins. By stimulating the body to heal itself, acupuncture reduces the need for drugs and offers a conservative alternative to orthopedic surgery and other riskier therapies.

The effects of acupuncture may be strengthened by the use of Chinese herbal formulas. These formulas have been developed over thousands of years and can be customized to the unique needs of each individual patient.

Conditions that acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine can treat:

Chronic pain conditions:

  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Various arthritic conditions
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Pain control in cancer

Gynecological disorders:

  • Menstrual pain
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Infertility
  • Hot flashes, night sweats
  • Morning sickness

Mood disorders:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Gastrointestinal disorders:

  • Nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy or surgery
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Chronic infections of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)

Respiratory disorders:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic coughs

Nervous system disorders:

  • Stroke recovery
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Parkinsonism
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Chronic debilitating disorders:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Lyme disease
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