Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture with five thousand years Chinese history is the best in disease prevention. There are several reasons for this:

  1. 1.Free of harmful side effects. It stimulates the body to reestablish balance.

  2. 2.Acupuncture stimulates and speeds healing processes.

  3. 3.It address the underlying cause of the illness or pain, not merely its symptoms.                           

  4. 4.The World Health Organization approves that acupuncture is beneficial for:

  5. Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

  6. Respiratory Disorders

  7. Gastrointestinal Disorders

  8. Women’s Reproductive Issues

  9. Male Reproductive Disorders

  10. Psychological Disorders

  11. Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders

  12. Addiction

How does acupuncture work? 

Chinese Medicine Explanation:

Acupuncture is a therapy that uses the insertion of tiny thread-like needles to specific points on the body along meridians (energy channels of the body). As long as the energy flows freely through these pathways, health is maintained. When the flow of energy is disturbed for any reason, there is disruption in health, resulting in pain or illness. By stimulating the proper acupuncture points along these meridians, the energy is regulated, and health is restored.

Western Medicine Explanation:

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect.

Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain.

The hypothalamus-pituitary glands are responsible for releasing neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing hormones. It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. Endorphins also play a big role in the functioning of the hormonal system. This is why acupuncture works well for back pain and arthritis and also for PMS and infertility.

The substances released as a result of acupuncture not only relax the whole body, they regulate seratonin in the brain which plays a role in human and animal disposition. This is why depression is often treated with acupuncture.

Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system.

What does Acupuncture treat?

Millions of people have found acupuncture to be a better solution than drugs or surgery. With a 3,000-year history, acupuncture successfully addresses many ailments and manages pain with no drugs or side affects. The World Health Organization has issued a comprehensive list of diseases and conditions for which acupuncture has demonstrated therapeutic effect. Acupuncture is a safe, painless alternative for treating the following:

  1. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, neck pain.

  2. Asthma, allergies and other respiratory symptoms.

  3. Gastrointestinal/Digestive issues.

  4. Gynecological issues such as infertility, PMS, irregular and/or painful menses.

  5. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress.

  6. Prenatal and post natal care

  7. Addictions: food, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, gambling, etc.

  8. And many, many more physical, emotional and neurological issues.