Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, originating in China more than three thousand years ago, are today recognized thoughout the world. The World Health Organization has officially recognized acupuncture as suitable for the treatment of over two hundred common disorders. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are also used for preventative care and health maintenance.
Oriental medicine theory explains that human beings have a natural flow of energy through the body, and that pain and disease are caused by an imbalance or a blockage of this energy. The goal of Oriental medicine is to help restore harmony to the flow of energy, and thus to return the body to a healthy state.
Treatment with acupuncture needles is the most common therapy of traditional Oriental medicine practiced in the United States. Moxibustion (a form of heat therapy), herbal formulae, specific theraputic exercises, and dietary modifications are also often utilized.
Conditions Commonly Treated with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Gastrointestinal disorders (food allergies, peptic ulcer, constipation, chronic diarrhea, indigestion, anorexia, gastritis, colitis)
Urogenital disorders (stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction, and infertility)
Gynecological disorders (irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibrocystic breast disease, and menopausal symptoms)
Respiratory disorders (emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis)
Disorders of the bones, muscles, joints, and nervous system (arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, neuralgia, migraine headaches, insomnia, dizziness, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, numbness and tingling)
Circulatory disorders (hypertension, angina pectoris, palpitations, artherosclerosis, and anemia)
Immune disorders ( multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, polysystemic candidiasis, and HIV/AIDS patients)
Emotional and psychological disorders (depression and anxiety)
Addictions (alcohol, nicotine, and drugs)
Endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypo/hyperthyroidism, and obesity)
Sleep and stress disorders (insomnia and fatigue)
Supportive therapy for many other chronic and painful debilitating disorders.
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