Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as a traditional medicine offering an effective treatment for several pain conditions, including knee pain, lower back pain and sciatica.
Massage Therapy is ideal to relax muscle tension and pain caused by a bad posture, repetitive movements or sport injuries.
Chinese herbs can promote circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation to support tissue recovery. Chinese herbs also help to replenish Qi and blood, and in turn help strengthen bones, tendons and ligaments.
Respiratory system problems
The ability to stimulate unimpeded flow in the body is among the proven benefits of acupuncture, and is an essential goal of any treatment involving a problem with the lungs. Not only does acupuncture increase blood flow that carries oxygen to the body’s cells, it also helps to dilate the airways and can produce anti-inflammatory effects that improve smooth breathing. This aids in reducing cough and reducing muscle contractions and spasms while increasing lung capacity.
Chinese herbs have delivered significant shortening of bronchial symptoms seen in colds and viruses, as well as improvements and reduction in symptoms in asthma patients.
Acupuncture successfully treats a range of Musculo-skeletal disorders from acute traumatic injuries to chronic inflammatory degenerative conditions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a holistic approach to the treatment of these conditions. Symptoms are considered within the functional context of the whole body; an acupuncturist will assess and treat the root cause of the condition as well as the presenting symptoms. TCM treatments aim to restore balance and provide support for the musculo-skeletal system.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs treat musculoskeletal disorders such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia.
The techniques in the practice of acupuncture stimulate sympathetic responses causing blood vessel dilatation and increased blood flow. This is most notable in the periphery where increased blood flow can be seen. It also occurs internally to maximise nutrient transport and waste removal in the internal organs.
Current clinical research indicates that certain Chinese herbs are effective in control of cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes/pre-diabetes, and chronic heart failure. Chinese herbs can be used as a complementary and alternative approach for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), fatigue is commonly seen as a symptom of Qi Deficiency where the body is lacking sufficient energy to function at its optimum. However, other patterns such as Kidney Yang deficiency, Liver Qi stagnation and Damp Retention may also attribute to the cause of fatigue.
In the case of fatigue, acupuncture is used to rebalance the Yin and Yang energy to make the body function better. Acupuncture is effective because it directly affects Qi energy and therefore works the most rapidly.
A variety of traditional herbal supplements is also used to help reduce fatigue and increase energy.
To alleviate migraine pain caused by stress, anxiety and/or insomnia, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses a combination of acupuncture and specific herbs to sooth the Liver and the Heart; clear out the Fire and control the rising Yang energy which, while relieving the patient’s stress and improving their sleep, which can alleviate the related migraine pains. By treating the patient’s Liver and Heart with acupuncture and herbs, Chinese Medicine can strengthen the body’s ability to cope with pain triggers such as stress and anxiety and hence lower the incidence of migraines.
Digestive system problems
Symptoms like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, cramping, and abdominal pain are an indication that things are not moving through the digestive tract efficiently.
The root cause of many digestive issues is often chronic stress, improper diet, poor sleep habits, and other lifestyle issues.
Acupuncture helps by balancing the gut-brain axis and the nervous system to reduce stress, which in turn improves digestive function. Acupuncture also helps reduce pain and inflammation which helps regulate stomach acid and promote gastrointestinal peristalsis.
Chinese herbs are often used for digestive issues, either alone or in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. They are taken internally and work to adjust digestion like food supplements or diet modification.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has significant advantages in treating gynaecological disorders. Chinese herbs and acupuncture usually lead to satisfactory curative effects in treating gynaecological disorders such as endometriosis, infertility, dysmenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome, uterine fibroids and chronic pelvic inflammation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), cervicitis and vaginitis.
Psych emotional and Neurological disorders
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is consummately holistic. The mind, body, and spirit are inextricably linked. There are many advantages to viewing psychiatric or emotional disorders through this lens of holism rather than using a more-reductionist approach. TCM-based therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy do provide relief for patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, sleep disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostals neuralgia, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus and many other conditions that plague the human mind and spirit.
Seasonal allergies afflict millions of people, causing them to suffer symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, itching eyes, headaches, skin problems, fatigue, and more. At times this reaction can be so severe as to affect personal lives and even job performance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treats allergies by helping the body clean out the problem and balance the internal environment.
Both Acupuncture and herbs can help not only reduce but also prevent the symptoms of allergy.
Chinese Herbal Therapy aims to maintain the harmony and balance between yin and yang in our bodies and to unblock or restore a person’s “Qi” or vitality. Often, these imbalances and blockages can manifest themselves in a skin disorder. This is why things like stress, anxiety, and depression can also result in skin problems, which can then cause more stress and anxiety. It can be a vicious cycle.
Acupuncture as a “parallel” treatment will help stabilize the body and prevent skin conditions from recurring. The general treatment for skin conditions is to target acupuncture points long the arms, legs, and torso.
Common skin issues we treat include: acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, peri-oral dermatitis, and more.
A variety of factors can cause insomnia. By using acupuncture to stimulate the body’s nervous system and promote natural healing, benefits such as relaxation and restoration of physical homeostasis can be experienced. This allows for lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep.
The most effective course of treatment for insomnia is a combination of acupuncture and a Chinese herbal formula. Herbal formulas will often include a variety of herbs depending on that particular patient’s state.