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How Eastern Medicine Helps in:

Sports Injuries:

Acupuncture has the ability to release muscle tension, soften knots, and accelerate healing of an injury. Acupuncture treats the connective tissue, ligaments and muscles by increasing circulation in the area. This allows the lymphatic, nervous, and circulatory systems to function more efficiently. For these reasons, acupuncture is helpful in both prevention and treating musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries.

Migraines and Headaches:

This condition has many patterns of manifestation in Chinese Medicine. By a comprehensive evaluation, we may determine the root cause of your migraine and headaches. The stimulation of acupuncture points promotes the circulation of blood, lymphatics, and energy to flow to the head. The result, proper circulation to the brain and the alleviation of migraines and headaches naturally without medication.

Chronic Pain:

Acupuncture has the ability to release natural pain-relieving chemicals in our body. The stimulation of acupuncture points causes a cascade of biochemical changes in the body that release endorphins, neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine; in addition, natural opiates. The result is a reduction in inflammation, decrease of pain, and an overall balanced systemic feeling.

Facial Rejuvenation:

This is a non-invasive and natural alternative to surgeries and injections. Stimulating acupoints allows for the production of collagen to restore the skin’s natural and healthy function. It helps to diminish fine lines and firms the skin for a natural look . Twelve treatments over the course of 8 weeks is recommended for best results; in conjunction with food therapy.

Emotional Health:

The treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Grief and Seasonal Affect Disorder can be managed by acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is deeply relaxing and calming. By balancing the body’s system though acupuncture points, we are able to stimulate a cascade of biochemical events to release serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. These biochemicals that are naturally stimulated relieve stress, regulate the nervous system and promote better sleep. The result is an overall balanced approach to managing emotional health.

Menopause:

Acupuncture promotes the regulation of hormones by stimulating acupuncture points. Specific sequences of inserting acupoints helps reduce menopausal symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and hair loss. These treatments are appealing alternatives because of the little to no side effects in comparison to hormone replacement therapy.

Autoimmune Conditions:

The Chinese believe that digestion has a large role in healing your body. Many autoimmune conditions may be relieved through dietary intervention along with Chinese herbs. A comprehensive Chinese Medical review can determine the right nutritional and herbal recommendations to manage your autoimmune condition. In addition to diet, stimulating acupuncture points brings much relief through balancing the immune regulatory responses to restore health and well-being.

Women’s Health:

Menstrual conditions such as cramps, PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), amenorrhea (absence of bleeding), menorrhagia (excessive bleeding), oligomenorrhea (light/infrequent bleeding), fibroids, and endometriosis to name a few can be managed through Chinese Medicine. Depending on the condition, some may need acupuncture and herbs together. Others may only need acupuncture alone. Stimulating the acupuncture points release natural pain-relieving chemicals, regulates hormones and restores balance.

Wellness and Prevention:

When stress persists daily over an extended period of time, your cortisol levels and neurotransmitters are affected. The body begins to compromise and over time systemically collapse through digestive disturbances, headaches, body aches, acne, hair loss and even major illness. The role of acupuncture is to restore balance, create harmony and promote the proper release of chemicals in your body for healing. Regular acupuncture treatments for wellness and prevention provide natural ways to keep your body from collapsing.

Resources

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