Reclaim your Health with Acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Chinese medicine and acupuncture are both ancient and cutting edge. In Chinese medicine, I always consider how all of the person’s systems are working together. Just like we can get stuck in a rut with our habits, we can get stuck in dysfunctional patterns that affect our health in negative ways. The goal of Oriental medicine and acupuncture is to encourage the body to change these dysfunctional patterns and restore health and harmony.
Acupuncture works by stimulating your body to heal and balance itself.
With back pain, for example, we first consider where the pain is, the quality of the pain (sharp, stabbing? Dull ache? Throbbing?), what makes it better or worse, how long it has been present. All of these factors are critical to proper treatment.
Sometimes needles are used in the area of the pain, but usually, and especially if the area is tender and painful, we use points that are not near the affected area but have a profound ability to affect that area. These are called distal points.
I have spent many years working directly with a master who specializes in this sort of treatment. It is amazingly effective.
Acupuncture isn’t just for pain.
I get very good results with digestive problems, skin issues (along with Chinese herbal medicine), hormone issues, allergies, fatigue, depression and anxiety. People with long time digestive problems such as constipation get better with a series of treatments, and acupuncture has been shown to be as effective as anti-depressants for the treatment of depression.
Acupuncture is also excellent as a cosmetic treatment.
A facial acupuncture series can help lift sagging, soften wrinkles, clear the complexion, as well as improve sleep, mood, digestion and overall health.
Oriental medicine, also known as Chinese herbal medicine, also addresses problems at their root.
Thousands of years of use and research are behind the detailed diagnostic system and formulas of Chinese herbal medicine. Herbs are nearly always prescribed in a balanced formula, where different herbs have supporting effects that address the root cause of the problem as well as alleviate symptoms.
Chinese medical dermatology is one of the branches of herbal medicine that really shines. Psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, melasma, and unexplained rashes are all very effectively and lastingly treated with Chinese herbal medicine.