Acupuncture is a relatively low cost holistic treatment method that is noninvasive in nature, and extremely safe. It is a highly popular form of complementary health care. Symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of a person in order to explore the root cause of an illness or imbalance.
Traditional Five Element Acupuncture that I practice is a powerful system of medicine, one that has been practiced in China for over 3000 years. Acupuncture is also used by up to one third of the world's population as a primary health care system, and it is practiced in many nations including the United States.
This medicine addresses patients on the joined level of body, mind and spirit, and it has been proven to be effective on ailments from aches and pains to mental stress, physical and psychological addictions, and even more specific concerns from alleviating wrinkles on the face and bags under the eyes to relieving the impact of trauma.
In particular, acupuncture has been recognized by the United States National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of:
Addictions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Chronic fatigue, Colitis, Common cold, Constipation, Dental Pain, Depression, Diarrhea, Digestive trouble, Dizziness, Dysentery, Emotional problems, Eye problems, Facial palsy/tics, Fatigue, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Gingivitis, Headaches, Hick ups, Incontinence, Indigestion, Irritable bowel syndrome, Low back pain, Menopause, Menstrual irregularities, Migraine, Morning Sickness, Nausea, Osteoarthritis, Pain, PMS, Pneumonia, Reproductive problems, Rhinitis, Sciatica, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Shoulder pain , Sinusitis, Sleep disturbances, Smoking cessation, Sore throat, Stress, Tennis elbow, Tonsillitis, Tooth pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, Urinary tract infections, Vomiting, Wrist pain, Side effects of drugs, chemotherapy and radiation.
Acupuncture Treatment Experience:
Acupuncture treatments are unique, designed specifically for each individual and to empower her or him to evolve beyond the habitual behaviors that may be contributing to the illness. Please expect to spend two hours during your first appointment as we will discuss your present health concerns and personal history. I will also perform a physical examination and assess your condition. We will also discuss any other questions you may have regarding acupuncture treatment. The next session will be about 45 minutes to an hour in length. I would like to see you for six to eight more sessions, meeting about once a week.
I will monitor your progress. You will most likely begin to experience improvement in your condition and perhaps a sense of ease in your life, as each acupuncture treatments build upon the other. Eventually and as you get healthier, I would like to see you less often, from weekly to every other week, to once every three weeks, to once every month or season. Acupuncture has the potential to awaken the evolutionary impulse in the person’s heart!
How Acupuncture Works:
Acupuncture is a highly effective system of holistic medical care. It is based on natural laws that govern the movement of vital life force or energy. Our bodies are part of nature, and therefore this natural law applies to our bodies as well as to nature. This life force, or energy, called Qi (pronounced ""chi""), moves through the bodies in specific pathways called meridians. (The same "chi" is what martial artists seek to muster to give themselves extraordinary focus and strength.) These meridians support the functions of the different organs in our bodies on all three levels of body, mind and spirit.
Imbalance or symptoms occur when the Qi is not moving freely and evenly throughout the meridians in our bodies. These symptoms are viewed in relationship to the whole person in order to discover the root cause of a disease or illness.
The energy traveling in these meridians can be accessed through inserting hair-thin needles at certain points along these meridians. The action of the needle insertion restores and supports the natural flow of Qi energy. This usually leads to the elimination of the presenting symptoms, in addition to a deep awakening and healing.