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ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Oriental Medicine encompasses a variety of health care therapies and is a way of looking at medicine that integrates all therapies in its understanding. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology are the most popular forms of Oriental Medicine in the United States. Other aspects included diet, nutrition, lifestyle choices, Tai Qi (martial arts/physical exercise), Qi Gong (breath exercise), Tui'na (massage), and Feng Shui (environmental balance).

Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 23 centuries. It is based on the Taoist philosophy of balancing energy meridians within the body, thus allowing the body to heal itself. In an oriental medicine assessment, your practitioner will diagnose your condition with a thorough examination which will include an interpretation through medical history, pulse, and tongue diagnosis. Fine needles are painlessly inserted at key points corresponding to body organs to relieve pain and cure disease and dysfunction. Your practitioner may also use the following adjunct techniques within your session: electrical or laser stimulation (electro acupuncture), moxabustion (heat), gua sha (scraping), cupping (suction), auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), or massage at key points (acupressure).

For thousands of years, oriental medicine has acknowledged that there is a vital life force that flows through all things which is called "qi" (prnounced "chee"). In the west, qi is often referred to as "energy". Energy (qi) flows along pathways in the human body, which are related to the organs and the tendo-muscular system. Pain or illness results when the balance of this energy is disturbed due to either trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors, or excessive emotional issues. Oriental medicine focuses on correcting these energetic imbalances by breaking up any obstruction and encouraging an even flow of qi, which stimulates the body's natural ability to heal itself.

Oriental medicine is used not only for pain management, but also as a comprehensive system of health care and health maintenance. Athletes use oriental medicine to achieve optimum performance levels. Cancer patients are treated for the side effects of chemotherapy to enhance their quality of life. Detoxification treatments have been proven to help those with chemical and/or substance dependency problems.

Cosmetic Acupuncture
Achieve dramatic results with this customized treatment that addresses age-management, sun and environmental damage, or congested skin. Using acupuncture and micro-current electricity on a par with the body's own bioelectric healing force, we stimulate facial points based on structure and meridians. This protocol can significantly reduce fine lines, and restore muscle contour and healthy glow to the skin. Each session yields visible results; a series foils intrinsic and photo aging.

Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture and oriental medicine:
Allergies/Asthma
Anxiety/Depression
Arthritis/Joint Problems
Back Pain
Bladder/Kidney Problems
Childhood Illnesses
Conjunctivitis
Constipation/Diarrhea
Colds/Flu
Cough/Bronchitis
Dizziness
Drug Addiction/Smoking
Fatigue
Frozen Shoulder
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gynecological Disorders
Headache/Migraine
Heart Problems/Palipitations
High Blood Pressure
Immune System Deficiency
Infertility
Knee Pain
Menopausal Discomfort
Neck Pain/Stiffness
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Paralysis/Numbness
Rhinitis
Sciatica
Sexual Dysfunction
Shoulder Pain
Sinusitis
Skin Problems
Stress/Tension
Tendonitis
Vision Problems

This is just a sample of commonly treated conditions. Of course there are many more.

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