Ancient Chinese Secrets…

The Ancient Chinese Secret THEY Don’t Want YOU to Know…

Acupuncture is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a comprehensive system of healthcare with a clinical history of over 3000 years. Chinese medicine includes acupuncture and moxabustion, herbology and bodywork, dietary therapy and exercise based on traditional Chinese medicinal principles.

These therapies work with the natural vital energy inherent within all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. This system of health care is used by nearly 2 billion people worldwide and over 16 million people here in the U.S.

How does Acupuncture work?

TCM is based on an energetic model rather than the bio-chemical model of western medicine. The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy Qi (pronounced “Chee”). In developing an understanding of the prevention and cure of disease, these healing practitioners discovered that this energy flows along specific pathways called ‘meridians’. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ.

Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians. Each point has a predictable effect upon the energy passing through and acts as a switch. By using combinations of acu-points energy can be moved and balanced in the system. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points proving the existence of the locations of the meridians described by the ancient Chinese.

TCM uses an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, palpation of the abdomen, points and meridians, medical history and other signs and symptoms to create a composite TCM diagnosis. A treatment plan is then formulated to return the body to optimal health.

Can Acupuncture Help Me?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine’s ability to treat over 43 common disorders including:

Gastrointestinal Disorders

* Food allergies
* Peptic ulcer
* Chronic diarrhea
* Constipation
* Indigestion
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome
* Gastritis

Urogenital Disorders:

* Stress incontinence
* Urinary tract infections
* Sexual dysfunction

Gynecological Disorders:

* Irregular, heavy or painful menstruation
* Infertility in women and men
* PMS

Respiratory disorders:

* Asthma and allergies
* Emphysema
* Sinusitis
* Bronchitis

Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System:

* Arthritis
* Migraine headaches
* Neuralgia
* Insomnia
* Dizziness
* Low back, neck and shoulder pain

Circulatory Disorders:

* Hypertension
* Angina pectoris
* Arteriosclerosis
* Anemia

How long will it take for my condition to improve?

Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture. However, some conditions that have arisen over a course of years will be relived only with slow, steady progress.

As in any form of healing, the patient’s attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome of a course of treatment. My patients are encouraged to actively participate in the healing process.

While TCM can treat many conditions, there are circumstances that can be dealt with more effectively by Western medicine. In such a case I will recommend that you contact your physician. TCM is complementary to, and not a substitute for, Western medicine.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are solid and much finer than the hollow hypodermic type needles. In addition, accurate point location and insertion virtually assures no discomfort. Most patients don’t even realize that needles have been inserted. If you are afraid of needles there are many options for treatment. Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and often fall asleep on the table!

What to look for in an acupuncturist

The safety and well being of my patients is my primary concern. Acupuncture has an excellent safety record. I am comprehensively trained and am nationally board certified and licensed by the State of Connecticut to practice acupuncture.

Acupuncture needles used in my practice are single use and disposable. Needles are absolutely never reused and I strictly adhere to national safety standards.

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