understanding acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny needles into specific points to stimulate blood flow and oxygenate areas of the body. In the treatment of trauma, it strengthens and supports the muscle tissue to accelerate recovery, eases pain and helps us to regain our mobility. From an internal medicine perspective, it harmonized the various organ systems and allows them to work more efficiently. This can be seen in its ability to assist in the regulation and stimulation of hormone levels, its ability to increase the up-regulation of glucose into cells or invigorate the digestive enzymes of the stomach to release more hydrochloric acid.

Though acupuncture is just now being widely used in the west, its history stretches back more than 2,000 years. Due to its long history, acupuncture has undergone significant refinement, enabling it to be precise and more clinically relevant than ever Over the years, applications of acupuncture have been passed down from one generation to the next through written texts, documenting the details of how to treat specific conditions. Within in the written texts there are treatments for nearly all disease that may manifest inside the human body. The depth of work held within Chinese medicine makes nearly any other system of medicine in the world small in comparison, though no system is complete unto itself. As acupuncture is now evolving through its blossoming in the west, we are able to substantiate many of its teachings with that of western thought. By bringing the two medicines together we are given an even great tool to understand, diagnose and treat disorders of the body.

the integrity of natural medicine 

In the clinic, I blend the knowledge of Western and Chinese medicine to deepen the impact of my treatments. I believe nutrition plays a crucial role in our lives, and that when coupled with the techniques of acupuncture and herbal medicine we can generate significant, lasting effects on health.  If the disease is more internal in nature, then lifestyle and diet are more necessary to bring about lasting results. No matter the illness or imbalance I seek to offer a way for my patients to regain their health and in turn their happiness.


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