Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
"The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread."
What is Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine?
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote its' natural healing process, by removing blockages to the bodies natural flow of energy or Qi (pronounced chi). Traditional Chinese explain that your bodies energy runs in regular patterns along pathways they call meridians. These pathways are like rivers flowing through your body to nourish its tissue. When your Qi flows freely through your meridians, the body is balanced and healthy. But if the energy becomes blocked it is like a dam that backs up. To restore the body's energy, your Acupuncturist inserts paper thin needles into specific points that free up your Qi or bodies energy, to flow properly. In this way, acupuncture can restore the normal balance of your bodies energy helping you to express your health. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used to safely, effectively and naturally treat a variety of medical conditions.
The holistic nature of Acupuncture…
Acupuncturist's treat the whole person and consider all signs and symptoms when evaluating a patient. Our Acupuncturist's strive to balance the body's qi which is reflected in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of each person. Being healthy involves this balance of qi and means having the vitality, energy and spirit to live one's life to the fullest. Acupuncuture and Oriental medicine refers to these as "the Three Treasures". These treasures are at the heart of Acupuncture and are achieved when there is balance in ones life.
Is Acupuncture right for me?
Although, the primary goal of Acupucnture is to balance the bodies qi, so that your body can express its health; Acupuncture and herbal medicine can also help to treat a myriad of disease's and conditions. Conditions commonly treated with Acupuncutre are; digestive problems, respiratory problems, neurological problems, emotional problems, skin problems, urogenitial problems, pain and many other musculoskeletal problems. Acupuncture has also been shown to be very effective in aiding with fertility issues and smoking cessation.
Chinese Herbal Medicine…
Chinese herbs are derived from plan, mineral and animal substances. We use only the highest quality herbs from reliable suppliers. There are several options for administering herbs including teas, powders, pills and external washes. Chinese herbs are a safe and effective treatment option and allow for you to experience the benefits of oriental medicine, outside of the office. Our Acupuncturist will give you customized prescriptions that fit your exact needs. Chinese herbs can be used with most western medications. Be sure to check with your physician and / or our Acupuncturist to make sure there are not specific interactions between a medication you may be taking and a Chinese herb