About Acupuncture


Health Through Balance

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are based on an understanding of health through balance. Health is a state of optimal balance, where all of your systems are working as they should.

Symptoms, such as pain or insomnia, are alerts to an imbalance.

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points.

 

How does Acupuncture work?

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

 

Treating from the Root

Acupuncture is often associated with pain relief and control, but in the hands of a well-trained practitioner it has much broader applications. With treatments focused on the root of the imbalance and not just the symptoms or disease, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can treat an enormously wide range of conditions. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used, or in combination with other treatments. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, including:

 

Acupuncture Conditions

Pain Relief

Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
Work and sports related injuries
Low back pain
Osteoarthritis
“Frozen shoulder”
“Tennis elbow”
Sciatica
Headaches and Migraines

Woman’s Health

Infertility
PMS
Dysmenorrhea
Menopause syndrome
Benign irregular menstruation
Benign amenorrhea

Psychological

Depression
Anxiety
OCD
PTSD
Somatization disorder
Hypersomnia
Insomnia
Addiction

Respiratory

Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold
Acute tonsillitis
Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma

Digestive

Spasms of esophagus and cardia
Irritable bowel and colitis
Hiccough
Gastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
Acute and chronic colitis
Constipation
Diarrhea
Acute bacillary dysentery
Paralytic ileus

Other Commonly Treated Conditions

Skin: eczema, herpes, acne, rashes, pruritus and shingles.

Digestive: indigestion, gas, spastic colon, hemorrhoids, heartburn

Musculo-Skeletal: back pain, sciatica, arthritis, carpal tunnel, bursitis, neck pain, whiplash, and gout.

Nervous: nervousness, bursts of temper, crying spells, Bell’s palsy, ringing in the ears, and lack of energy.

Respiratory:  allergies, pulmonary congestion,  recurrent colds, laryngitis, nosebleeds, ear infections, chronic tonsillitis and chronic cough.

Cardiovascular: high blood pressure, poor circulation, angina, palpitations and dizziness.

Uro-Genital: chronic cystitis, incontinence, bedwetting, impotence, frigidity, infertility, PMS and symptoms of menopause.

If you have questions about a specific illness or disorder, please contact us to have your questions answered.

 

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Wellington, FL 33414
Phone: 561-204-5393