For over 2000 years, practitioners of Chinese medicine have relieved all manner of illness, disease, dysfunction, and infirmity. As a complete health-care system, Chinese medicine sees all aspects of being – body, mind, and spirit – as inter-related, inter-connected, and inter-dependent. As such, illness in any one aspect will necessarily affect all of the others. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists the following problems as responsive to treatment with acupuncture:
Angina, chest pain, cold limbs, fluid retention, hypertension, hypotension, muscle cramps, poor circulation.
Colitis, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, gastric/duodenal ulcers, gastritis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hiccough, mouth ulcers, nausea, toothache, vomiting, weight control.
Frozen shoulder, gout, knee pain, low back pain, osteoarthritis, post-operative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, shoulder and neck pain, tennis elbow, tenosynovitis.
Difficulty sleeping, dizziness, facial, inter-costal, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, some forms of paralysis, stroke, tinnitus.
Addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, nervous tension, undefined emotional disturbances.
Absent, heavy, irregular or painful periods, abnormal uterine bleeding/discharge, difficulty with conception, hormonal disturbances, low sex drive, malposition of fetus, menopausal symptoms, morning sickness, premenstrual tension, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, prostatitis.
Asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, common cold, hay fever, influenza, laryngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis.
Conjunctivitis, painful, itchy or watery eyes, visual disorders.
Dermatitis, eczema, herpes zoster, psoriasis, scar tissue.
Cystitis, kidney disorders, urinary retention, nocturnal enuresis.
I consider myself a general practitioner, and have experience treating a broad spectrum of issues. So whether you’re dealing with purely physical issues such as pain, digestive issues, respiratory problems, immune disorders, reproductive issues, or heart and circulatory system dysfunction, or you’re struggling with psycho-emotional imbalances such as anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, eating disorders, or sleep issues, there’s a good chance I can help. However, I have particular interest and expertise in the following areas:
Complex inter-relationships connect the physical, psycho-emotional, and spiritual aspects of being. Since there is no separation between body, mind, and spirit, the roots of many mental-emotional disorders can actually be found in physical imbalance. Few practitioners are committed to understanding the psycho-spiritual aspects of acupuncture. But those who are can affect much deeper levels of being. Here are just a few of the psycho-emotional problems that respond well to acupuncture:
Longevity is a cornerstone of Chinese medicine. And while aging cannot be stopped, many of the "normal" effects of aging are not inevitable. If caught early enough, many common aging disorders can be significantly slowed, or even kept at bay indefinitely. Acupuncture can be used to not only optimize health and well-being, but to promote longevity and healthy aging. Following are just a few of the problems acupuncture and herbal medicine can address:
The wonder of a woman's reproductive system. Every month her body prepares for conception. If it doesn't happen, she resets. This repeats, month after month, for 30+ years. And it's all modulated by an elegant complex of hormones, the slightest imbalance of which can cause any number of problems. For an acupuncturist, many of the symptoms that a Western OB/GYN considers "normal" are actually considered signs of imbalance. Here are some issues acupuncture can help with: