Acupuncture is a system that can influence the promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness, treatment of various medical conditions.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including:
Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea.
Respiratory disorders: Sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma and recurrent chest infection
Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica and osteoarthritis.
Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems.
Acupuncture is useful resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.
According to Chinese Medicine Qi flows through the body via 14 primary meridians.
To strengthen the flow of Qi or remove blockages in the meridians, a small strike flexible needle is inserted just under the skin at certain specific points along the channel.
Acupuncture leads to real physiologic changes in the body. Numerous studies have shown that inserting needles unto the skin stimulates nerves in the muscles.
The stimulation sends impulse up the spinal cord to a relatively primitive part of the brain known as the limbic system as well as to the mid brain and the pituitary gland.
signals lead to the release of endorphins and monoamines, chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal cord and brain.
In my experience, Chinese Medicine treats the body as a whole and aims to achieve balance and harmony.
I use essential oils, chinese herbs and nutrition therapy to achieve this.
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