Understanding How We Help
Arthritis & Joint Inflammation
Arthritis is a common complaint of patients seeking acupuncture. Most commonly found in the major weight bearing joints but also in the joints of the hands and fingers. The cartilage breakdown and inflammation produces spurring in and around the joints. The acupuncture addresses the inflammation and muscular guarding and tension that occur around the joint spaces. This decrease in tension allows for less irritation in the joints and a marked decrease in pain.
Acupuncture has been used to increase circulation for thousands of years. Acupuncture stimulates sympathetic responses causing blood vessel dilation and increased blood flow. This helps in the periphery where increased blood flow can be seen. It also occurs internally to help organs with nutrient transportation and waste removal.
Acupuncture has been shown to help with various types of headaches such as tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraines, or any other type of headache disorder. Studies show that with acupuncture, patients experienced 22 fewer days of headaches per year and 15% less medication and 25% fewer doctor visits.
Fertility, PMS & Menopause
IVF can be lengthy, expensive, and stressful. Acupuncture has been used for many years as a safe, low cost, and beneficial treatment to improve success rates by itself or along with other fertility options. These ancient techniques also support a woman’s overall health, healing, childbearing concerns that have the potential to help future health as well.
PMS is a disorder characterized by a set of hormonal changes that can significantly affect a number of women for up to two weeks prior to menstruation. These symptoms can be both physical and emotional. Regular acupuncture and herbal treatment is helpful in balancing female hormonal function and the autonomic nervous system and is effective for the long-term management of PMS.
Acupuncture is a growing treatment method for menopause related symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia and increased anxiety or irritability. Studies increasingly prove that acupuncture is particularly effective for treating hot flashes. Participants actively receiving acupuncture treatments experience decreased severity in their hot flashes. In addition, acupuncture decreases the frequency and severity of nocturnal (night-time) hot flashes thereby improving sleep quality.
Acupuncture is becoming a popular treatment in addiction recovery programs. Acupuncture is being used to help patients to reduce prescribed medications which are difficult to withdraw from. These treatments reduces withdrawal symptoms, aids in relaxation in cases of anxiety, improves sleep, and reduces cravings for drugs. It has been used for withdrawal from drugs , cigarettes and alcohol; and prescribed medications such as pain medications. Auricular acupuncture is also another popular form of this treatment that involves shallow insertion of needle at various points on the external ear to help ease symptoms of withdrawal and reduce cravings.
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Muscle cramps and spasms can be addressed with acupuncture. Whether due to overuse or on-going stress, or due to traumatic injury, acupuncture has the ability to restore normal muscle tone and function.
High Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that Acupuncture is effective and a practical treatment for high blood pressure. It can treat the related symptoms of this including headache, stiff neck, and dizziness. Other related symptoms may include irritability, excess body heat, red eyes and face, insomnia, and high pitched ringing.
IBS & Digestive Disorders
Acupuncture has been used for digestive problems and it is a safe and effective way to naturally treat many acute and chronic conditions. Acupuncture can treat illnesses such as ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome. Research has shown that acupuncture can help to speed up slow digestion and slow down rapid digestion, which contributes to its ability to effect change across a variety of conditions.
Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Acupuncture has been found to be beneficial for anxiety and it’s physical symptoms such as tightness in the chest, rapid heartbeat and breathing, digestive disturbance, headache and insomnia. It can also reduce the mental/emotional symptoms by instilling a feeling of calm and peace. Acupuncture can also be used to reduce dosage or increase effectiveness of medications.
Acupuncture is a powerful treatment that can be used for depression. Patients usually notice improvements in emotional and physical symptoms as well. They notice improvement in sleep and appetite soon after starting treatment. Acupuncture can also be used to reduce dosage or increase effectiveness of medications.
Insomnia & Sleeping Issues
Patients having acupuncture treatment for a variety of problems often report improved sleep as a ‘side effect’ of treatment. Acupuncture treatment is very relaxing and can help sleep. Research shows that acupuncture can have up to 90 percent success rate at treating sleep disorders, like insomnia. Chinese medicine aims to treat insomnia first by understanding what type of insomnia a person is suffering from. There are different types of insomnia- difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or both; tossing and turning, obsessively thinking, just lying there with eyes open etc. An acupuncturist will treat you based on your specific case, and which type of insomnia you have.
Nausea, Vertigo & Sinusitis
Acupuncture has been shown effective in relieving nausea related to chemotherapy treatment, motion sickness, morning sickness in pregnant women, or postoperative nausea.
Many experience sinus problems each year. A lot feel that traditional medicine is not doing enough to help them treat the problem. This is a reason why so many seek Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been used to successfully relieve nasal congestion. Lessening the effects of the symptoms a patient is experiencing. Acute sinusitis is a condition where the patient’s nose and sinuses become inflamed. This condition causes the person to have congested nasal passages, blockages, discharge from the nose and pain in their face. Acupuncture has been shown to help all sinus related concerns.
Vertigo can at times be described as dizziness along with nausea and other symptoms. Vertigo occurs due to the brief malfunctioning of the brain that results in a lack of control over bodily movements. Typically, prescription meds are used to treat this condition, however, there has not been marked improvements with the use of them. Therefore, most people look for natural treatments. Acupuncture has emerged as a viable natural remedy for the treatment of vertigo that has shown to be successful.
Back/Neck & Joint Pain
Acupuncture is commonly used to relieve back and neck pain. Acupuncture provides pain relief for your lower and upper back caused by neck/back injuries, whiplash , sciatica pain and disc herniation.