Acupuncture is the treatment modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine most widely used, recognized and taught in the Western world.
Dating back as far as the Shang Dynasty (1600B.C.), acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body to restore proper functioning of the nervous, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems. Acupuncture helps to treat and prevent illness by improving the overall functioning of the body’s immune system.
It presupposes the existence of a vital energy, or "Qi", that is essential to life and that flows throughout the body.
This energy is transported by a system of channels called “Meridians” that represent a large network of superficial and deep pathways that enable a connection between the inner and outer aspects of our bodies.
Acupuncture is a unique therapeutic method that enables us to influence and treat the interior by using a synergy of points on the exterior aspect of our bodies. The healing effect of acupuncture is extensive, and may be used as préventive, alternative and complementary care.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledge Acupuncture to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of common conditions.
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Conditions commonly and effectively treated with Acupuncture:
Migraines - Headache - Facial neuralgia -Arthritis - Trigeminal neuralgia - Torticolis - Neck pain - Shoulder pain - Tennis Elbow - Carpal tunnel syndrome - Rheumatoid - arthritis - Sciatical - Low back pain - Muscle pain - Sport injuries - Epicondylitis - Tendonitis - Cramps - Sprains -Knee pain - Hip pain - Bursitis - Post surgery pain .
Stomach pain in general & bloating - Ulcer - Dyspepsia - Bowel disorders - Colitis - Diarrhea - Constipation - Hemorrhoids - Gallbladder & Liver disorders - Loss of appetite - Anorexia - Vomiting - Hiccups - Difficulty swallowing.
Numbness - Cold limbs - Chills - Swelling - Edema - Hypertension - Hypotention.
Prostate problems - Cystitis - Incontinence - Difficulty urinating.
Vaginitis - Painful, heavy, or irregular periods - Amenorrhea - Premenstrual syndrome - Endometriosis - Fibroids - Menopause - Loss of sex drive - Genital problems - Impotence - Problems in fertility in men and women - Problems related to pregnancy. (Morning sickness - Postpartum fatigue - Postpartum depression - Lactation)
Ear pain - Ringing in the ears - Certain types of hearing loss - Tinnitus - Ménière's disease.
Vision problems - Conjunctivitis - Certain types of vision loss - Glare - Cataracts - Glaucoma - Black spots - Floaters.
Nervousness - Anxiety - Concentration -Insomnia - Grief - Mood swigs - Stuttering - Nervous tics - Phobias - Depression - Generalized fatigue - Obsessions - Nightmares - Bulimia - Vertigo - Tremors - Loss of balance.
Addiction of Opioids, Drugs, Cigarettes, Alcohol, and certain foods.
Asthma - Bronchitis - Emphysema - Laryngitis - sinusitis - Rhinitis - Cough - Cold - Flu - Dyspnea.
Seasonal allergies - Hay fever - various other allergies.
Eczema - Shinggles - Boils - Dermatitis - Psorisis - Acne - Urticaria - Athlete’s foot.
Diabetes - Arteriosclerosis - Cholesterol - Hypoglycemia - Hyperglycemia - Anemia - Mononucleosis - Epilepsy - Parkinson’s disease - Multiple sclerosis - Ataxia - Myelitis - Reduction of Cancer treatments (chemotheray / radiotherapy) side effects including general fatigue, difficulty sleeping, digestive problems, and stress.
Cosmetic Acupuncture nourishes, rejuvenates and relaxes facial muscles, reduces fine lines and tones your face.
Facial rejuvenation treatments have been used in ancient China by royalties for centuries dating back thousands of years.
Facial Acupuncture benefits:
For more efficient results, and lasting effects. Facial Acupuncture is often combined with Facial Microcurrent.
The earliest use of ear acupuncture, like body acupuncture, dates back to ancient China. Auricular acupuncture as we know it today however is largely the outgrowth of work begun in France in the 1950’s by Dr. Paul Nogier, a neurologist trained in acupuncture.
He found that the ear holds all of the acupuncture points of the body plus more detailed physiological and anatomical correspondences and found that stimulation of these points were very effective in alleviating pain and other symptoms.
Auricular acupuncture may be used as a primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with other treatments such as acupuncture, bodywork or herbal medicine.
Ear acupuncture has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to stress, addictions and pain disorders.
Ear acupuncture is also being used in a set protocol developed for use in addiction treatment programs through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). It is also an effective way to help people facing enormous stress, anger, depression, fatigue and other emotional and physical pain. Because the effect of ear Acupuncture has an impact felt within minutes, it has been used in thousands of programs around the world. Auricular Acupuncture is well suited to group treatment, and is often used in “Community-style” acupuncture.
Electro-acupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses. The frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, is adjusted depending on the condition being treated.
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, illness is caused when “Qi” does not flow properly throughout the body. Electroacupuncture is considered to be especially useful for conditions in which there is an accumulation of “Qi”, such as in chronic pain syndromes, or in cases where the “Qi” is difficult to stimulate.
Electro-acupuncture is used frequently for conditions such as: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Sciatica, Pain of greater occipital nerve, Migraine, Periarthritis of the shoulder, Injury of the knee joint ligaments, kidney pain, Abdominal pain, Intestinal adhesion pain, Dysmenorrhea (especially that due to endometriosis), Gastric spasms.
Electro-acupuncture is particularly relied upon for treatment of pain, flaccidity syndromes, paralysis due to stroke, and facial paralysis of various causes.