Achieving Wellness & Pain Relief through Ancient Traditions, Acupuncture & Plant-based Medicine

FAQ

What is TCM?

What is acupuncture?

What does it treat?

How does a practitioner know where to put the needles?

What is TCM diagnosis?

Does it hurt?

Is it safe?

What can I expect at my first appointment?

How do I recognize a qualified practitioner?

What is TCM Herbology?

How many treatments will I need?

What training do you have in Acupuncture?

Training in Herbs?

STUDIES

Physicians Rate Acupuncture Most Effective Alternative Treatment

Arthritis, Knee Pain

Fibromyalgia

Infertility & Fertilization

Menopause & Hot Flashes

Neck, Shoulders, & Related Headache

 

Conditions & Illnesses We Treat

Dozens of modern studies, by such institutions as Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Duke University, and numerous other organizations, indicate acupuncture is an effective therapy to treat a wide array of ailments. The World Health Organization has identified over 43 conditions that can be effectively treated by acupuncture and Oriental medicine. More and more doctors recommend or even practice acupuncture, and insurance coverage is becoming more common.

It should be noted that acupuncturists do not advocate replacing regular medical care from an MD. In fact, the reason acupuncture is respected so highly by informed physicians is not just because of its efficacy, but also because it integrates well with Western medicine. While acupuncture is often successful at addressing conditions vaguely defined or difficult to treat with Western medicine, acupuncturists will always direct their patients to receive complete and necessary medical evaluation.

If you have any questions about specific conditions, feel free to call for more information. Our specialties and experience include (but are not limited to) treating:

Gynecological (difficulties such as menopause, hot flashes, infertility, pregnancy issues (morning sickness, labor pain, induction of labor)

Pain (arthritis, headaches, musculo-skeletal and neuro-muscular, gastrointestinal, injuries, sciatica, carpel tunnel, joint pain, and other conditions involving pain)

Auto-immune diseases (such as psoriasis, fibromyalgia, crones disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, celiac, rheumatoid arthritis)

Psychological/Neurological (depression and anxiety, stress, panic attacks, mood swings, drug withdrawal, tobacco withdrawal, alcoholism, irritability, ADHD, Autism).

Allergies, eczema, and asthma (and other lung disorders)

Digestive tract (GIRD, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel, chronic inflammation, hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease, and more)

Infectious disease (colds, flu, shingles, sinus infection, UTI, etc.)

See the Table below for a more extensive list. If you have any questions about specific conditions, feel free to call for more information.


Table of Diseases Treatable

Neurological Disorders

Sciatica
Trigeminal neuralgia
Shingles
Post herpetic neuralgia
Migraine, headache
Dizziness, vertigo
Facial palsy
Pareses after stroke
Peripheral neuropathies
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
Intercostal neuralgia (rib and flank pain)
Carpel tunnel

Musculo Skeletal Pain

Osteo-arthritis
Joint pain
Hip pain
Knee pain
Low back pain
Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Frozen shoulder
Wrist pain
Spinal pain
Tennis elbow
Thumb, finger pain
Ankle, foot, heel pain
Tendinitis, bursitis
Sprains, sports injures
Injuries from auto accidents,
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Fibromyalgia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastritis, acute & chronic
Excessive acidity
Hiccups
Acute duodenal ulcer (uncomplicated)
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Colitis, acute & chronic
Acute bacillary dysentery
Constipation
Diarrhea
Paralytic ileus
Irritable bowel syndrome
Gastrointestinal pain & cramps

Reproductive System

Menstrual cramps, PMS
Irregular menstruation
Pelvic Inflamm. Disease
Morning sickness
Infertility
Hot flashes, menopause
Malposition of fetus
Threatened miscarriage

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Difficult delivery
Induction, labor
Insufficient lactation
Frequent urination
Incontinence
Low sex drive, erectile dysfunction

Dermatological

Eczema and psoriasis
Shingles

Respiratory Disorders

Allergies, asthma, hay fever
Sinus infections, allergies
Sore throat
Asthma
Tonsillitis
Bronchitis
Common cold

Psychological

Depression,
Stress
Anxiety, Panic attacks
Addictions, medication withdrawal
Smoking
Weight control
Insomnia

Disorders of the Eyes

Acute conjunctivitis
Myopia in children
Cataracts without complications
Central retinitis

Ear Disorders

Ringing in the ear
Deafness
Meniere’s disease
Earache

Disorders of the Mouth

Toothache
Post extraction pain
Gingivitis
Pharyngitis

And more...

Edema
Weak limbs
Autoimmune diseases
Palpitations, arrhythmias
Hypertension
Fatigue, low energy
Chest pain
ADHD