is one of five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a holistic
medical system that has been practiced for over 2000 years. Today, a
massive body of medical research and clinical data exist as proof of
TCM's efficacy, and more and more doctors of Western medicine are using
or recommending this gentle, effective practice to their patients.
uses fine needles to stimulate a variety of specific points on the body
in order to treat disease and restore health. TCM theory is used separately
or in parallel with Western techniques to diagnose a patient's illness
and to select the appropriate treatment.
range from 20 to 40 minutes. Other therapies such as moxibustion, cupping,
massage and deep heat may also be used. Most patients experience reduced
pain and feel more upbeat and relaxed after a treatment. In some chronic
cases, four or five treatments may be needed to achieve results. Frequently,
herbs will be prescribed to aid in the treatment.
our office to make an appointment, ask questions, or discuss how Acupuncture,
Herbal Medicine, and Integrative Health Care can help you.