TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE


Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practiced for more than 3000 years and is a complete medical system, which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, Tuina body therapy (Chinese Massage), Chinese therapeutic nutrition, and movement therapy. It has gained worldwide acceptance and recognition as effective medical treatment.


As a patient you will immediately notice the depth and breadth of a Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation, which goes beyond your basic medical history. Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors focus on the whole person, not just symptoms. The patient's physical, as well as psychological state is closely observed. With this information, the Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors can design a specific treatment program that is tailored to the patient’s unique clinical profile.


Traditional Chinese Medicine is directed toward enhancing the body’s immune system, strengthening the organ functions and encouraging the proper flow of energy. In short, Traditional Chinese Medicine helps the body to heal itself. Many people have found Traditional Chinese Medicine to be excellent tools for maintaining optimum health and preventing illness.
 

ACUPUNCTURE


Ultra–thin disposable needles are gently inserted into specific points of the body to regulate the body’s physiological function.


The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Qi present in every living creature. Qi circulates through out the body within the meridians, which also are related to the internal organs. Good health depends on the smooth flow of qi. When the flow of qi is blocked due to trauma, stress, poor diet, medications, hereditary conditions, environmental factors, or excessive emotional issues, the system is disrupted. Illness and pain occur.


Acupuncture works to restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the qi  energy. In this way, acupuncture regulates and restores a harmonious energetic balance in the body.


Acupuncture treatment is rendered based on Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis that includes an assessment of pulse quality, shape and color of the tongue, medical history and whole body evaluation. Following the diagnosis, acupuncture points are chosen on the body along acupuncture meridian. Needle stimulation of these points increases the body‘s healing energy or qi.


Scientific research has discovered that acupuncture points show a variety of unique bioelectric and biochemical properties. Stimulation of acupuncture points cause definite physiological reactions affecting brain activity, such as releasing pain killing endorphins, influencing blood pressure, enhancing the immune system, balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and enhancing the endocrine system. Most of all, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.


CHINESE HERBAL THERAPY

 

After diagnosing a pattern of disharmony and administering acupuncture treatments, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine often writes a prescription from over hundreds common herbal formulas. Herb remedies have been used in China for 3000 years. In Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs are classified according to the four energies (cold, cool (neutral), hot, warm) and five tastes (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Each category carries specific sets of healing properties. The majority of herb remedies are made from parts of plants—roots, stems, leaves, bark, seeds and flowers.

It is safe and contains no chemicals.


Many of the classic formulas that have been developed over the centuries are so useful that they are manufactured and readily available as pills, liquid, tea or oil and lotion for external use. Many can be very effective particularly with some acute conditions. With problems of chronic Qi or blood deficiency they can be taken safely over an extended period of time.


Medicinal herbal therapy works in concert with acupuncture by providing the nourishing support for the energetic “re-balancing” effects of acupuncture. Chinese herbs are usually used with acupuncture to get best results

IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?


Only disposable needles are used in our clinic. Disposable acupuncture needles are used to attract or disperse energy along the meridians. They are very thin, as human hair 8-10 times thinner than hypodermic needles that are used for injections, and are barely felt when inserted. A majority of patient experiences a pleasant and relaxing state of well being, sometimes they fall into a restful nap.  

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?


One of the great advantages of acupuncture and herbs is the absence of serious side effects. Most people report a sense of pleasant relaxation. It is advisable to rest for at least a few moments after a treatment in order to stabilize the body. It is best not to eat a heavy meal or engage in strenuous activity just before or after a treatment.


CHINESE MEDICINE FOR WOMEN


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have a good understanding of women’s special concerns. Acupuncture and herb prescriptions offer excellent support to improve women’s health. Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor aims at adjusting the whole system and building up her inner healing ability to overcome the problems. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have been successfully treated: PMS, irregular menstruation. yeast infection, menopause, hormonal Imbalance, premature ovarian failure ( POF), premature menopause, amenorrhea, lake of or infrequent ovulation, luteal phase defect, PCOS, endometriosis, IVF support, INFERTILITY (more details in Infertility & Traditional Chinese Medicine). etc.


CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP SENIOR CITIZENS?


Yes. Acupuncture is for people of all ages. But the elderly can often experience great benefits from enhanced circulation. It can assist with insomnia. It can increase mental clarity and regulate blood pressure. In the Orient it is recommended for stroke patients as soon as possible after their diagnosis because it is helpful to eliminate or decrease related paralysis.


CAN ACUPUNCTURE BE USED ON INFANTS OR CHILDREN?


Yes. Studies have shown that it is useful for treating jaundice in newborns. Infants and babies can be successfully treated for colic, earache and bedwetting. Many parents have found that by introducing their children to acupuncture, many childhood diseases are avoided. In the Orient, parents are encouraged to have their children treated every month as a preventive measure.


WHAT IF I AM HEALTHLY?


Acupuncture has traditionally been used as a preventive medicine. Recent research has now verified that acupuncture stimulates immune function that increases your resistance to bacterial and viral infections. Acupuncture can dramatically increase overall vitality and energy. Many people find that a regular monthly acupuncture tune-up is the best medicine to feel “in sync” and insure continuing good health.


BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to heal illness, prevent disease and improve well being. Acupuncture is powerful medicine that aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent disease, control pain, regulate the body’s physiological functions to treat various internal dysfunction and disorders and increase both the ability to function and quality of people’s lives.
Patients committed to a healthy lifestyle who receive ongoing acupuncture treatment for maintenance and health promotion often experience:

 

  • Being sick less often and recovering more quickly
  • Improvement of vitality and stamina
  • Being able to take care of their own health
  • Reduction in long term health care costs
  • Relationship with others deepening and becoming more harmonious


 FEE AND INSURANCE


  We accept cash, cheques, debit card, MasterCard and Visa for payment. Medicare does not cover Acupuncture services. However, in many cases, extended health plans will provide coverage of our treatment. Our service is covered by most insurance plans. Our staff is prepared to review your insurance qualification with you and assist you with any necessary insurance forms. In most auto injury cases, veteran’s injury cases and work related injury, the charges can be billed directly to the insurance provider. Please call the office if you have any questions about billing.
 
 


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