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Wellness

Acupuncture for Cold/Allergy

Oriental medicine believes that allergies and colds occur when there is a deficiency of the wei Qi (the protective layer) and the ying Qi (the nutritive layer), which together, work as the body’s defensive barrier protecting the body and serving as the immune system. Acupuncture employs a holistic approach where the treatment focuses on balancing the entire immune system. According to scientific research, when under the stimulation of acupuncture, the neuro-endocrine system affects the receptors of the immune organs and cells by releasing many kinds of neurotransmitters and hormones to regulate the immune system. 
 
Allopathic (western) medicine relies on introducing chemicals into the body that inhibit the allergic or cold response. Examples include antihistamines and decongestants that address the respiratory system as well as drugs such as epinephrine, which affect the nervous system. Although these medications are effective in treating the symptoms, the side effects include drowsiness and immune system suppression and over reliance in long-term use. 
 
Acupuncture works to balance the Qi energy within the body by increasing its flow causing short-term results. For long-term treatment, the Practitioner will also look for deeper-rooted problems that may be the cause of the allergies.
 
 

Acupuncture for Diabetes Control

A combination of acupuncture and various herbs has been shown to particularly effective in the control of type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes. Type 2 diabetes or Diabetes mellitus is widely recognized as a leading cause of death and disability in the US as it relates to metabolic diseases. The main causes have been linked to genetics and environmental factors and diets high in refined fiber-depleted carbohydrates.
 
Acupuncture identifies points along the body that, when manipulated with needles and finger pressure, can help treat the symptoms of diabetes including the impulse to overeat, excessive thirst and increased blood sugar. The treatment can also regulate vascular peripheral resistance, increase cell proliferation and prevent the slowing of motor nerve conduction. Furthermore, treatments can also help reduce prolonged healing times diabetic patients often experience. 
 
 

Chinese Medicine and PMS

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) attributes Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) to an imbalance of hormones. PMS symptoms occur about 7-10 days prior to menstruation and may include conditions such as breast tenderness, bloating, constipation, insomnia, acne, irritability, depression, mood swings, poor concentration, appetite changes, headache, pelvic pain and social withdrawal. Symptoms may range from mild to severe

Acupuncture works to regulate hormonal fluctuations and stimulate bodily functions while also removing energy blockages. Various TCM therapies are additionally prescribed to encourage deep relaxation and mental calmness while normalizing the menstrual cycle.
 
 

Acupuncture for Menopause

Unlike allopathic medicine, acupuncture does not treat menopause as a single condition, but rather looks to treat individual symptoms in a holistic manor as per each patient’s unique needs. A main part of the treatment includes focusing on the kidney, which is seen as the root of life and longevity in TCM as well as the spleen and liver. As menopause occurs, valuable vitality, blood and energy are sent down to the uterus. Acupuncture rechannels this flow so that the essence from the kidneys is conserved and cycled throughout the body so as to ease the discomfort of this transition.








                

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