In order to achieve the best results, treatment may include one or more of the services listed below. All patients do not necessarily receive acupuncture treatment. For most patients at the clinic, treatment with acupuncture is not only very comfortable but very relaxing and rejuvenating.
The following services are offered at the clinic:
· Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
· Dietary and Exercise Counseling
· Chinese Medical Massage
· Breathing and meditation exercise.
Acupuncture is a functional therapy, promoting the body’s natural healing capacity. Treatment involves the insertion of tiny, pre-sterilized, disposable, stainless steel needles at precise points on the body. These points are located on the meridians and are stimulated to regulate the flow of qi. Oriental Medical theory states that disease or pain is caused by disordered function of the various systems in the body; qi (pronounced “chee”) regulation helps to restore these systems to proper balance.
.Modern research confirms that acupuncture works in part by stimulating nerves which in turn evoke brain and body chemistry changes. Acupuncture causes the release of endorphins, just as exercise does. It increases blood circulation, reduces inflammation, modulates the immune system and helps regulate the nervous, digestive and endocrine systems.
Chinese herbal medicine may be even older than acupuncture. Herbalists compose highly individualized formulas which consist of two to fourteen or more ingredients, and often address multiple aspects of a condition. For example, antibiotics are able to eliminate bacteria but do not improve resistance to being infected.
As with all methods in Oriental Medicine, herbal therapy is used to restore balance through the gentle support of the individual’s own healing mechanisms. Herbal medicine can be given as teas, granules, tinctures or pills, as well as topically. They may be taken short-term for an acute condition or over the long term when necessary. Herbal medicine has a unique aspect to it in the use of formulas which are able to strengthen the body and improve the individual’s resistance to stressors in the environment.
Because Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine comprise a healing system that addresses many types of illness, the list of conditions that are successfully treated with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is long. Please call or email with any questions you may have about treatment offered at the clinic.