Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is based on ideas and theories formulated over thousands of years. Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific sites on the body chosen according to the guiding principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Needles may also be used with an application of moxibustion, an herbal heat source. Or sometimes, an electrical pulse is combined with the needles for increased stimulation. TCM also includes cupping and tuina.

How does Acupuncture work?
The Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation of how acupuncture works is that channels, or meridians, of energy run in regular patterns throughout the body and over its surface. These energy channels flow through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues and organs. An obstruction in the movement of the energy is like a dam that can cause obstruction in the flow of blood, bodily fluids and metabolic waste, thereby creating imbalances in the body. The improved energy flow and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities and in promoting physical and emotional well being.

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What can be treated with acupuncture?

Neurological
Headache, migraine, neuralgia, facial pain, post-operative pain, stroke residuals, Parkinson’s disease
Respiratory
Allergy, asthma, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis
Digestive
Abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, indigestion, constipation
Gynecological
Infertility, PMS, cramps, menopause syndrome
Emotional
Insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, hypertension, nervousness
Eyes, Ears, Dental
Poor vision, tinnitus, toothache, post extraction pain, allergies
Musculo-skeletal
Pain and weakness in the body; muscle cramping; arthritis; sciatica; disc problems; traumatic or sports injuries; sprains; tendonitis
Urological
UTI, sexual dysfunction
Cardiovascular
High cholesterol, heart diseases
Addictions
NADA protocol for controlling weight, smoking, and other addictions
Sports Acupuncture: enhance your performance & stamina, reduce healing time,promote mental focus, and relieve stress.
Other Benefits
Increased energy and vitality; skin rejuvenation; enhanced athletic and physical performance; regulated blood pressure and blood chemistry; stabilized immune system; controlling weight, smoking, and other addictions.

Practitioner: Kathy Grimm
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