Conditions Treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Auricular acupuncture, or the placement of 5-6 tiny needles in the ear, is used for weight control and to stop smoking.

  • Pain or weakness anywhere in the body, such as low back, hip, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankles, feet, abdomen, chest, throat, head
  • Sciatic pain (pain that radiates from the low back down the leg)
  • Sports injuries such as Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Acupuncture is highly effective for treating this condition, and surgery can often be avoided.
  • Headaches or migraines, chronic and acute
  • Acute allergy, sinus infections, common cold, asthma
  • Poor digestion, hyperacidity, constipation, diarrhea
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Menstrual irregularities such as cramps, irregular cycles
  • Menopausal and periomenopausal symptoms
  • Fatigue – low energy, chronic fatigue
  • Stress-related disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, upper shoulder and neck tension and pain
  • Depression, prolonged grief
  • Pain from chronic conditions such as MS, fibromyalgia
  • Chemotherapy and radiation side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue
  • Quit smoking, alcohol
  • Weight Management

Health Maintenance with Chinese Medicine
Routine treatment is an excellent way to keep the body balanced, avoid re-occurrence of pain and reduce stress for those who wish to maintain their good health. It is estimated that 70-80% of all health problems are stress related.

At the very least, it’s good practice to have at least a ‘tune-up’ at the beginning of each new season to balance the body in preparation for seasonal weather and temperature changes.

Or, for example, if you tend to have one or more colds every winter, we can begin boosting your immune system in August to reduce the frequency and severity of those colds.

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Weight Management
Several options are available for weight management and weight loss:

  • Series of acupuncture treatments, including auricular (ear) acupuncture to help curb emotional eating. Herbs may also be prescribed.
  • Detoxification plus acupuncture. Nutritional products and herbs are utilized to cleanse and balance the system, which aids in weight loss.  Programs include weekly follow-up visits with an acupuncture treatment and weigh-in.
  • Weight loss and wellness coaching. Individual or group health and wellness coaching with emphasis on weight loss and weight management.