About Oriental Medicine
Why Use Acupuncture for Wellness?
Millions of people have found acupuncture to be a better solution than drugs or surgery. With a 2,500+ year history, acupuncture is now used worldwide as a means of successfully preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide array of conditions. Acupuncture focuses on body, mind, and spirit – concentrating on wellness, versus simply treating symptoms. Acupuncture can help you realize a pain free, happier, healthier, and more vibrant you!
Acupuncture is a safe, painless alternative for treating:
- Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel
- Asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems
- Back, hand, elbow, foot, knee, neck and shoulder pain
- Gastrointestinal issues / IBS
- Gynecological problems such as infertility and PMS
- Insomnia, depression, anxiety, headaches, migraines and stress
- Sexual dysfunction
- Smoking cessation and weight loss
- And many more physical, emotional and neurological issues
Understanding Your Life Energy
At the core of acupuncture is the philosophy that Qi (‘chee’), or Life Energy, flows throughout the body. Qi circulates with the blood throughout the body along well-defined pathways, or meridians, and when the meridians are blocked, circulation is impaired and pain or illness can occur. To truly stop pain, and not merely mask it with medication, the underlying cause needs to be addressed! A healthy Qi and blood flow protects the body from illness, pain, and disease.
Common triggers that cause an imbalance to Qi and blood flow in the body include:
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Physical and emotional trauma
Once the imbalances of the body are identified, small needles will be placed in specific acupuncture points on the body, based on your unique issues and symptoms. The safe and painless insertion of needles can unblock the obstruction, move the stagnated blood, and in turn balance your body and your Qi. Free flowing blood and Qi provide nourishment, support, and energy to every muscle, organ, and cell in the body. Acupuncture eliminates pain and restores balance and harmony in your body leading to optimal health and well-being, whereby the body heals itself.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Unlike Western herbology, which promotes single herbs with singular benefits, Chinese herbology uses herbs in combination to treat multiple disorders. The Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia also contains numerous herbal formulas for tonifying the energy and vitality of the human physiology, something that is not readily available in Western herbology. Herbs are very powerful, but to be effective they must be prescribed on an individual basis. For instance, Golden Seal is effective for some types of colds, but could actually cause a cold in certain types of people. The important thing with herbs is a proper diagnosis and an individualized prescription.
What is Laser Acu-Therapy?
State-of-the-art use of near-infrared cold laser energy, positioned directly over injuries, to reduce pain, inflammation, and to stimulate healing. Laser acu-therapy can improve healing time, reduce pain, increase circulation, and decrease swelling.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved laser therapy in 2001, and it is sanctioned as a safe, effective, and painless treatment when administered by a licensed practitioner.
Scientific studies verify that laser acu-therapy can be effective in treating the following:
-Back pain / Herniated discs
-Carpal tunnel syndrome
-Headaches & migraines
-Intestinal & digestive issues
-Neck, shoulder, & knee pain
-Restless leg syndrome
-Soft tissue injuries
-Sprains, strains & fractures
Stopping / Quitting Smoking....
The role of acupuncture in nicotine cessation isn't limited to reducing cravings. Acupuncture has also been proven to promote relaxation and better sleep. Moreover, acupuncture along with Chinese herbology can be used to treat many disorders associated with smoking, such as damage to the bronchi/pulmonary and cardiovascular systems and the symptoms from nicotine withdrawal.
The Balanced Body is dedicated to bringing health and healing to our patients.
By taking the right steps … you too can experience the difference that Oriental Medicine can make to help you realize better health and vitality!
Chinese herbs, nutritional therapy, and nutraceutical supplements, may be used in conjunction with acupuncture and laser acu-therapy to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, to detoxify itself, and correct vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Rx for Healthy Living
- Eat nutritious foods
- Sleep 8 hours per night
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get daily exercise
- Stop smoking
- Limit daily alcohol and caffeine intake
Call with questions, schedule a consultation and/or treatment, and see what The Balanced Body can do for you!
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pills or stairs."