An ancient system of medicine rooted in the Taoist tradition. This system uses small needles and moxibustion (burning Chinese mugwort) to clear blockages in the energy to activate and enhance health. Each treatment includes a discussion, an exam and an acupuncture treatment which can last 1-2 hours.
Recommended treatment frequency is determined on a case-by-case basis by working with finances and schedules. However, due to the research on the nature of the brain it takes about 6 weeks or 40 days for old habits to dissolve. Building up momentum with treatment during this 6 week period can create the most lasting changes. Sometimes treatment twice per week is appropriate, but in general once a week is recommended until symptoms subside, at which point frequency can be spaced out.
Typical ailments for treatment include:
Respiratory Disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, allergic rhinitis, hayfever, colds and flues, and bronchitis.
Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System, such as arthritis, headaches, neuralgia, stroke, Bell's Palsy, cerebral palsy, polio, tempromandibular dysfunction (TMJ), fibromyalgia, ALS, insomnia, dizziness, sciatica, low back, neck and shoulder pain, sprains, postoperative pain.
Circulatory Disorders, such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, adverse reactions and side-effects to radiation or chemotherapy, and anemia.
Dermatological Disorders, such as eczema, acne, and herpes.
Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including stress, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Uro-genital Disorders & Gynecological Disorders, such as stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction. irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility, uterine fibroids, impotence, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), vaginitis, morning sickness, induction of labor and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, such as tinnitus, earaches, Menier's, deafness, poor eyesight, sinusitis, sore throat.
Acupuncture is often effective therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.
Evidence for detox acupuncture and mental health issues can be seen here: https://www.acudetox.com/
Evidence based acupuncture research can be seen here: https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/
Review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials by the World Health Organization (WHO) can be seen here: http://www.iama.edu/OtherArticles/acupuncture_WHO_full_report.pdf
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classical five element acupuncture
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT?
Customized treatments for each individual, based on Nature.
few Needles are used and not usually left in for long periods of time.
MOXIBUSTION, THE BURING OF CHINESE MUGWORT, IS USED TO TONIFY POINTS.
SESSIONS ARE TAILORED TO EACH DAY, AND THE SAME TREATMENT IS RARELY REPEATED.