ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture are thousands of years old and are still maintained as a staple in medicine of the east. Western Medicine has only recently begun to understand the value of these treatments, as they not only provide symptomatic relief of pain, but also treat imbalances of the mental, spiritual, and energetic systems – all of which are often ignored in conventional western allopathic medicine. 

 

One of the key concepts of acupuncture involves the movement of energy, or Qi, through the meridians of the human body, so that vitality, lymph, and blood can normalize and return to an optimal state. 

 

Some of the most common conditions we treat with acupuncture are as follows:

 

  • Neuropathy (Nerve Pain)

  • Paresthesia (Numbness/Tingling) 

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Allergies

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Infertility

  • Hypertension

  • Back and Joint Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

 

An acupuncture visit with our physician involves a western diagnoses and a Chinese diagnoses. Once basic medical information has been reviewed, and it has been determined to be safe and effective to perform acupuncture, the doctor will utilize ancient technique of diagnosis, including evaluation of the tongue, arterial pulse pattern, patterns of deficiency, excess, stagnation, and symptomology. 

 

Traditional Acupuncture is often an overlooked treatment modality, used as an adjunctive therapy with conventional diagnosis and treatment to provide a wholesome approach to health and wellness.

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