- What conditions are treated by Acupuncture?
Acupuncturists treat an imbalance of Qi, but in Western terms they treat hundreds of symptoms and conditions. Among the conditions most frequently treated:
- Arm/Shoulder Pain
- Back pain (whiplash, sciatica, stiffness)
- Bed Wetting (Enuresis)
- High/Low Blood Pressure
- Bronchial Conditions
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Poor Circulation
- Digestive Problems (eg. candida, indigestion, gas, ulcers)
- Dizziness (eg. meniere's)
- Fatigue (eg. fibromyalgia)
- Cold Hands/Feet (raynaud's)
- Gall Bladder disorders
- Gynecological (pms, irregularity, pain)
- Heart Problems (eg. angina, CHF, atherosclerosis)
- Intestinal Issues (IBS, Diarrhea/Constipation, Hemorrhoids)
- Joint Issues
- Kidney Problems (eg. stones, nephritis)
- Palliative Care
- Sports Injuries
- Skin problems
- Urinary Problems (eg. infections, cystitis)
- Weight Loss/Gain
- What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese Medicine, but its practical principles and methods are easily understood:
1. There are 14 major energy channels that run from head to toe called meridians.
2. These channels have points or neural nodes and are stimulated with very small, fine needles to help balance your body and mind.
3. Both channels and points have a powerful healing affect on all parts of your body, from internal organs to even the most remote cells helping the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.
- What is Cupping?
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups placed on the skin.The suction and negative pressure can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed. Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available.
This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person's asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.