Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine heal by bringing balance to the energy of the Body and Mind.
Health, wellbeing and balance are natural to the body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture and Classical Chinese medicine treatments have the ability to treat issues of physical body, the emotions, the mind, and the spirit and help restore that natural state.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of four major disciplines of Chinese medicine. It is the art of inserting solid stainless steel needles the size of a hair in specific points or channels in order to treat illness, regulate the flow of Qi, (see Chinese Medicine Overview) which regulates the functions of multiple systems in the body and mind. It restores and supports the body’s immune system, increases resilience and strengthens the body’s ability to heal itself by balancing the body and mind.
How Does It Feel?
Most people who have acupuncture describe it as almost painless. Even those afraid of needles are pleasantly surprised when they feel barely anything on insertion.
You can expect to sensations ranging from nothing to warmth, heaviness, or tingling at the points or throughout the body. Many report that it is relaxing, some falling asleep during treatment.
Are You Ready for a Drug Free Medicine?
Acupuncture performed by a properly trained, licensed practitioner is SAFE, effective, and free from adverse side effects. It is a drug free medicine. Only sterile “one use” disposable needles are used.
History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture originated in China 4000 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Chinese medicine is still the primary medical system for 25% of the world’s population. Since 1971 in there has been a rapid growth in the awareness and use of Chinese Medicine in Western countries because it is so effective. More and more scientific research and clinical trials support treatment with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
The World Health Organization, since the 1970s’ has recognized that acupuncture can treat over 40 distinct conditions.
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine & Chinese Medicine Treat
In the late 1970s, the World Health Organization recognized that acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be used to treat nearly four dozen common ailments, including neuromusculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and neck/shoulder pain); emotional and psychological disorders (such as depression and anxiety); circulatory disorders (such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia); addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs and obsessive behavior; respiratory disorders (such as emphysema, sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis); and gastrointestinal conditions (such as food allergies, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, intestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis).
- Women’s issues: ranging from cramps, painful periods, through hot flashes of menopause, and most gynecological and reproductive issues. These are treated without painful interventions.
- Chronic pain: New studies 2012- 2015 ) show that for chronic pain( especially joint and back pain ) in adults and children acupuncture is highly effective arthritis, as well as headaches and other discomforts. ( link to new studies)
- Fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome, or a feeling of being chronically tired.
- Most chronic conditions such as allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances respond well and can resolve through acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Specific conditions treated:
- Cardiovascular Disorders –
- Reynaud’s Disease
- Stroke recovery
- Hormonal Regulation/HPA
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- Diabetes: Type 1 & 2
- Autoimmune disorders
Dermatology (Skin Conditions)
- Acid Reflux/Heartburn
- Weight Management
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Breech Positioning Of The Fetus
- Female And Male Infertility: multiple conditions
- In Vitro Fertilization Support
- Induction Of Labor
- Irregular/Painful Menstruation
- PCOS, Endometriosis,uterine Fibroids
- Menopause and Symptoms
- Morning Sickness
- Post-Partum Depression
Mental Wellbeing, Emotional, Psychological
- Insomnia/Sleep Disturbance
- Grief Loss
- Dental Pain
- Joint/Limb Pain
- Low Back Pain/Sciatica
- Neck Pain
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sports Injuries
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Common Cold
- Bell’s Palsy
- Meniere’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Post Stroke Paralysis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Bed Wetting
Conditions that respond to drug treatment, respond more fully (see acupuncture for why above), to acupuncture and Chinese herbs – without side effects. If you are under physician’s care TPC will insist on consulting and collaborating with your doctor to determine a proper course of treatment. Some conventional medications need special care and coordination in working with herbal medicinie. This collaboration results in safe and effective treatments.