Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture is a form of TCM which uses thin disposable needles to tonify Yin & Yang and smooth the flow of qi and blood for health to ensue. Disease in Chinese Medicine is said to be due to deficiency of Yin or Yang or stagnation of Qi or Blood, Acupuncture increases the pain relieving & feel good hormones, serotonin & endorphins & decreases inflammation in the body.

Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of "yin" and "yang" of the life force known as "qi," pronounced "chi." Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces. For further details contact Carina [email protected]This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Qi is said to flow through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These meridiens and energy flows are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the body.

Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.

Though today we know this list to be more extensive, in 1979 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following list of common conditions proven to respond to TCM Acupuncture:

Mental-Emotional:
Anxiety
Depression
Stress
Insomnia

Upper Respiratory Tract:
Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common Cold
Acute Tonsillitis

Respiratory System:
Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

Disorders of the eye:
Acute conjunctivitis
Central retinitis
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)

Disorders of the mouth:
Toothache, post extraction pain
Gingivitis
Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastro-intestinal disorders:
Spasms of the esophagus and cardia
Hiccough
Gastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacillary dysentery

Constipation
Diarrhea
Paralytic ileus

Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders:
Headache and migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)
Facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within six months)
Pareses following a stroke
Peripheral neuropathies
Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early sage i.e. within six months)
Meniere’s disease
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
Intercostal neuralgia
Cervicobrachial syndrome

“Frozen shoulder”, “Tennis elbow”
Sciatica
Low-back pain
Osteoarthritis

Today’s science shows Acupuncture can also be used effectively in:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and chemotherapy
Allergies
Blood pressure problems
Infertility
Sexual dysfunction (low libido, erectile dysfunction)
Breech position in pregnancy
Induction of labor

Rheumatoid arthritis