Los Angeles Acupuncture and Wellness: 5 Steps to a Healthy Heart

heart healthEven though there has been much medical advancement over the past hundreds of years, heart problems still remain the top cause of death for people in the United States and across the globe. Heart problems can include heart attacks, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure. What most people don’t realize is that heart disease can be managed with ancient techniques like acupuncture and oriental medicine. Oriental medicine calls for making changes to your lifestyle such as reaching a health weight, quitting smoking, improving sleep, reducing stress, and managing your blood pressure. Acupuncture is used to help a person make these changes.

5 Steps to a Healthy Heart with Acupuncture

Step #1: Weight Management
People who are considered obese have a higher chance of developing illnesses like coronary artery disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure which all can lead to a sever heart condition or even heart failure. Even if you seem healthy, the human body is not meant to have too much extra weight if any at all. An overweight body will surely increase your chances of developing heart diseases.

Acupuncture and oriental medicines are great to use for losing weight. Oriental medicine is all about making changes to the lifestyle and diet of a person, which can alone help you reach your desired weight. Acupuncture points can also be targeted to help boost the process of absorbing important nutrients, control appetite, reduce anxiety, and energize the body.

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Anne lost over 100lbs with acupuncture, diet and exercise

Step #2: Quit Smoking/Tobacco
Although smoking and tobacco are known for causing lung cancer, they are also a major cause of coronary artery disease as well. Over fifteen percent of people who die from heart disease have cigarettes to blame. Acupuncture is a widely accepted way of treating smoking habits. While in the withdrawal stage, this treatment will prevent withdrawal symptoms like cravings, restlessness, jitters, and irritability as well as detoxifies the body of the chemicals contained within cigarettes and tobacco.  More info on quitting smoking

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Step #3: Improve Sleep
The quality of sleep you get per night is directly linked to your health. Poor sleep conditions can lead to atherosclerosis, heart attacks, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. People who get less than the recommended amount of sleep are more prone to developing a heart disease. Sleep medicines can have nasty side effects over time, which is why acupuncture is a great method for curing sleep problems like insomnia the natural way. The reason acupuncture works so well for sleep is because it fixes any imbalances in your body that are the cause for sleep disruptions. When these balances are fixed, not only will a person get better sleep, but will achieve a better physical and mental condition overall.

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Step #4: Reduce Stress
Every person faces some sort of stress in life, but continuous unmanaged stress can cause psychological, emotional, and physical problems. These physical problems include high blood pressure, irregular heart beats, chest pains, and heart diseases. There are two theories to how stress increases the risk of heart conditions. The first is that stress could be a direct risk to heart disease and the second states that stress may cause other risks that can lead to heart conditions. There have been many studies on how acupuncture treats mental health conditions like stress and anxiety while oriental medicine provides special tools and techniques to relax one’s mind. These techniques involve Qi gong, herbal medicine, meditation, dietary therapy, and Tui Na.

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Step #5: Lower High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is responsible for causing heart diseases by making the heart work harder than it should be. It can increase how much oxygen is needed for the heart which can lead to angina. High blood pressure can cause also cause damage to the blood vessels that travel through the kidneys and brain as well as enlarge the heart.

In order to prevent all of this from happening, it’s important to get your blood pressure back down to a normal level. Acupuncture is used for the relaxation of the body meaning is can help lower the blood pressure. An acupuncturist will target certain points around the forearms, legs, and wrists to stimulate the production of opioids. Opioids are responsible for decreasing heart activity which will lower the blood pressure.

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Call me at (310) 564-4325 or email me to see how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can assist you with your heart health and help you to live a long, healthy life.

Study Shows Acupuncture Significantly Lowers Blood Pressure

Researchers have found that acupuncture lowers both kinds of blood pressure, diastolic and systolic. Treatments done with acupuncture have been proven to show better results than any type of medication or lifestyle change. In a study, over one hundred patients with mild heart conditions were treated with six weeks of acupuncture performed by experts compared to another group who underwent normal treatments like medication. After the testing was complete, patients who received acupuncture had a noticeable different in both types of blood pressure while those who received normal procedures had no obvious changes.

Treating Diabetes with Santa Monica Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

sugarIn the United States, over twenty-five million people of all ages are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes refers to the condition that stops the body from producing enough insulin, which is the hormone used to convert food into fuel for the body. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that people with diabetes have a much higher risk of fatality than their healthier peers; specifically more than double the risk.

Unfortunately, the exact cause of this disease is currently unknown, but it is assume that obesity and inactivity play a huge role as a trigger. Prolonged diabetes can lead to worsened conditions such as hypertension, kidney disease, amputation of an infected body part, depression, extreme fatigue, hypertension, eye disorders, nervous system problems, and heart disease. Diabetes can lead to severe cardiovascular disease as well, which can affect both genders just as much as the other.

The best way to manage diabetes is to make adjustments to your lifestyle by eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and exercising more. There are a number of different types of doctors one can visit to aid them in healing diabetes include a dietician, eye doctor, physician, primary doctor, and acupuncturist.

Oriental medicine and acupuncture are best for treating diabetes. It is said that an imbalance of Qi in the body can cause diabetes to occur. The imbalance that affects Qi can also cause a number of symptoms that include lethargy, weight loss, poor healing of injuries, infections, moodiness, irritability, fatigue, blurry vision, plydipsia, polyphagia, and polyuria.

Oriental medicine and acupuncture doesn’t target diabetes itself, but does treat the conditions caused by it. These methods can also reduce the amount of insulin the body needs. Many Oriental techniques are used such as acupuncture, dietary changes, energizing exercises, lifestyle changes, and herbal medicines to treat diabetes and its symptoms.

Treatment involves rebalancing the life energy in the body which promotes the circulation of blood. Proper balance means that the organs are performing at their maximum efficiency which will prevent diabetic symptoms from recurring. Besides regaining normal functioning of the body, oriental medicine and acupuncture can be used to improve the general health of a person as well.

To perform the treatments above to heal diabetes you will need a trained professional. That is why you should give me a call or send me an email today so we can get started on setting up a consultation to change your life for the better.

Celebrities and Acupuncture

celebrity acupunctureIt may seem strange, but celebrities everywhere are getting acupuncture treatments. You might wonder why anyone would want to stick their own body with needles, but many have claimed that it helps you experience peace, health and energy. One study, published in the Journal of Neurolmage, showed that acupuncture could actually regulate pain. According to the study, acupuncture worked in much the same way as many currently used painkillers, including morphine and codeine. In addition, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have declared acupuncture effective for many different conditions. This includes a multitude of respiratory, eye and mouth, gastrointestinal, neurological and muscular disorders. The primary purpose for acupuncture is to allow the body to speedily heal itself. According to acupuncture practitioners, no two people are treated in the same way. It is a completely individual experience and tailored to each individual’s need.

Not only is acupuncture used for health reasons, but also it is very popular in the area of cosmetics. According to many experts, acupuncture is similar to a Botox treatment when applied to the face. Practitioners claim that it helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as lift saggy skin and improve skin texture in a very subtle way.

So how exactly does this miracle procedure work? Practitioners explain that fine needles are inserted into acupoints, which induces more blood circulation in that particular area and thus helps the entire body rejuvenate.

Still don’t believe that acupuncture is an effective healing agent? According to social media and other reports, these celebrities have had acupuncture success stories:

1. Jennifer Lopez: Dropped 15 pounds due to acupuncture.
2. Kim Kardashian: Uses acupuncture to relax.
3. Gwyneth Paltrow: Uses acupuncture to relieve back pain and menstrual cramps.
4. Celine Dion: Became pregnant with twins thanks to acupuncture.
5. Sheryl Crow: Treated breast cancer with acupuncture.
6. Stephen Collins: Called acupuncture a “vacation in the day”.
7. Natalie Portman: Used acupuncture to relieve stress during pregnancy.
8. Mariah Carey: Increased fertility and decreased stress due to acupuncture.
robert downey jr9. Robert Downey Jr.: Acupuncture keeps him healthy.
10. Sandra Bullock: Says acupuncture keeps her looking young.
11. Jennifer Aniston: Acupuncture aided in weight loss, made her skin glow, and helped to de-stress.

Acupuncture Helps Celebrities Manage Pain

back painThere are many demands on celebrities, from demanding schedules to maintaining their good looks. But even more important is being able to stay active. Pain is one reason many performers, athletes and actors aren’t able to stay as active as they would like. Many celebrities use acupuncture to help them manage chronic pain and heal from injuries.

For a musical performer, pain can be the difference between a cancelled show and a sell-out performance. According to mega-star Katy Perry in an interview, “My knees are giving out on me now. I do acupuncture every two to three days.” Similarly, Madonna uses acupuncture after a concert to help her manage joint pain.

Many famous athletes rely on acupuncture to manage their pain. Cumulative over-use and injuries cause chronic conditions that can keep them from winning a game. Kobe Bryant in a Twitter post showed how he uses acupuncture to help with knee and ankle pain. Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers used acupuncture to treat an injured calf that was causing him pain.

Pain can be a major concern for actors who stay on sets for long hours and have physically challenging roles. Oscar winner Julianne Moore told Health Magazine that acupuncture “reset [her] nervous system” and eased her back pain. Actress Penelope Cruz was spotted with acupuncture beads in her ear-lobes, a treatment known for managing chronic pain.

Using acupuncture on a regular basis reduces inflammation and heals bruising by promoting good blood flow. It also promotes endorphin release which alleviates pain. Acupuncture also often works when other forms of pain management fails.

Are you convinced yet? If not, maybe this will help. Acupuncture doesn’t hurt! The needles are very thin and insertion is often painless. With that said, there are five acupuncture sensations that you can experience. A feeling of heaviness, a slight achy feeling, slightly electric feeling, tingly or a warm sensation is completely normal. Although some of these sensations do not sound enjoyable, most of them only last a few minutes and many of them are pleasurable according to many patients.
You are encouraged to try acupuncture for yourself and get a feel for your own body and mind. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. We would love to hear about your acupuncture experience!

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan’s Acupuncture Procedures on TV

When it comes to celebrities and acupuncture, you’ll find a virtual who’s-who of notables who’ve been helped immensely. This is not often reported widely, and it is rare to see it demonstrated on television. Once in a while, acupuncture will get an up-close segment on a TV show about what’s involved and even a real-time demonstration.

Such was the case back in January 2015 when Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan had a lengthy demonstration of acupuncture on “Live! With Kelly and Michael.” This segment demonstrated a couple of notable acupuncture techniques with Dr. Daniel Hsu, a well known acupuncturist. Those watching also learned some interesting factoids about acupuncture and how many people including celebrities have benefited from it.

What Acupuncture Techniques Were Demonstrated?

Kelly Ripa acupuncture on TVKelly Ripa had one of the simplest techniques demonstrated by placing needles in specific points on her face to relieve congestion. While she claimed she really wanted an acupuncture face lift (obviously in jest), she said she definitely felt better after the procedure was over.

In the interim, she revealed that her husband, Mark Consuelos, was also a strong supporter of acupuncture. While we didn’t learn the details of what he’s been treated for, it was obvious that Kelly Ripa was definitely gaining some sensations from the needles.

Acupuncture needles are placed in specific locations on the body. These points are called acupoints. When the flow of vital energy, also known as Qi, gets blocked, the needles restore the normal flow of Qi. By restoring this flow throughout the body, imbalances that cause countless conditions can be corrected.

There are many modalities besides acupuncture used in traditional Chinese medicine, and the treatment given to Michael Strahan is one proven in helping many with back pain.

Cupping Done on Michael Strahan

michael strahan cupping acupuncture on TVA most interesting procedure done on this show was Michael Strahan having a cupping procedure on his back. He suffers from back pain due to his football career, but the cupping gave him some relief from the pain live on the air.

This live TV demonstration showed exactly how cupping is done on patients. Suction from the cups increases blood flow locally and helps to reduce pain.

These rare TV demonstrations show the public how acupuncture works and helps to familiarize the public with a modality that is gaining recognition and respect in America every year

Let us demonstrate these above acupuncture techniques and more on you here at Los Angeles Acupuncture and Wellness.

Contact us if you’ve been having physical pain anywhere throughout your body. We’ll show you how acupuncture is an excellent treatment for pain.

Acupuncture for PCOS: How This Natural Treatment Can Help

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pregnant womanToo often the human body is viewed as a many separate parts that work in concert because they are in proximity of each other, yet are not really connected. However, a holistic approach to health, where all the systems are connected, is a more effective one. When that concept is accepted, trying acupuncture for fertility is an obvious solution for people who have exhausted the majority of the conventional options.

Scientifically speaking, infertility, along with other medical conditions, largely comes from the body being out of balance. The main goal of acupuncture is to put the body back in balance, so the body is able to conceive and carry a pregnancy. Balancing the body with acupuncture has been scientifically proven and effective. This ancient and established medical system has a magnificent effect on fertility.

A study of 225 women was conducted at the University of Witten, in Germany. These women volunteered to be study subjects because they had difficulty conceiving. The study divided them into two groups. The first group of women were given conventional fertility treatments. The second group of women were given these identical treatments, with acupuncture as an adjunct therapy.

At the conclusion of the study, 13.8% of women in the first group became pregnant. The women in the second group, the women who took a holistic approach to fertility via acupuncture, had a pregnancy rate of 28.4%, which is more than twice as much as the control group.

fertility acupunctureDr. Laurie Binder’s success rate is much higher than this. Check out her patient testimonials and baby gallery pages. Acupuncture could be the missing link in your fertility plan. Likewise, it could be a service that helps you become a healthier and happier, and more balanced person. Contact us to find out more information about this potentially life-changing therapy.

Acupuncture for PCOS

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Those with the syndrome do not ovulate on a normal cycle, which has a number of effects on the body. Aside from infertility, the condition can also cause a number of other health issues , including:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Acne
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Ovarian cysts

However, there is hope for those who suffer from PCOS.

Traditional medicines can be used to treat some of the symptoms and effects of PCOS. However, like any medicines, these can come along with unwanted side effects such as fatigue or nausea. A more natural and effective way to treat PCOS is available – acupuncture.

A variety of studies have shown that acupuncture is successful in treating PCOS. Acupuncture involves using needles to stimulate different parts of the body. In the case of PCOS, this stimulation can be used to send signals to the brain to slow the release of male hormones into the body. Less male hormones means your body will have an easier time getting back into a normal menstrual cycle.

One study published by the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism tested 32 women with the condition to see if acupuncture actually helped. The study showed that those who received acupuncture treatments had more success in improving their menstrual cycle than those that didn’t.

If you are affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and want a treatment with few side effects and generally great results, acupuncture may be just what you’re looking for. Contact us today if you are affected by PCOS and want to learn more about how acupuncture can improve your life.

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Postpartum Care

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Postpartum CareThere is a common misconception that once a woman gives birth, her body immediately returns to “normal” and there are little, to no concerns (aside from nursing) that a new mother must face.  Yet, the truth of the matter is, even when not considering “baby weight” factors, a woman’s body is changed by pregnancy.  Some of these changes are permanent, and some are temporary.  Those that are temporary can often take months, if not longer, to return to a “pre-pregnancy” state, leaving many new mothers frustrated by a slower post-natal recovery time frame than initially anticipated.

It is important to remember that just because the birth has occurred, a new mother should not stop getting the proper care she needs to treat the issues that could arise post-delivery. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine for postpartum care is a holistic option for a mother looking to deal with both the physical and emotional elements in the post-partum period.

While pregnant, a woman’s body produces many hormones that are necessary for the growing and delivery of human life.  Once a child is born, the body may no longer be producing those hormones, but their effects do not diminish immediately.  One of these hormones is relaxin, the hormone responsible for the relaxation of the ligaments in the pelvis, as well as the softening and widening of the cervix shortly before giving birth.  Once a baby is born, a woman’s body no longer makes hormones such as relaxin as it did shortly before the birth.  However the muscles in the pelvis remain in a relaxed state for some time.

Likewise, the muscles in a post-partum woman’s back and abdomen can remain effected after delivery.  Due to the physical burden of carrying a baby for nine months, muscle tone can be effected and muscles can remained stretched for some time, causing muscle pain and discomfort.  Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can be used by a skilled practitioner to help a woman’s body regain both muscle tone and hormonal balance.

Another side effect of the hormonal fluctuations a woman can experience after giving birth can be what many refer to as the “baby blues.”  “Baby blues” usually refers to a short amount of time, lasting from a few days to a month, or longer, in which a woman’s body is hormonally out of balance, causing mood swings, anger, anxiety, problems sleeping and sometimes depression.  Post-partum depression however, is categorized as a more severe in nature than the more common “baby blues,” as well as more prolonged in duration and occurs in anywhere between 9 to 16% of new mothers.  As with all hormonal imbalances after giving birth — acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and a hormone balancing diet can all be extremely helpful in returning a woman’s body its optimum balance, as well as successful in alleviating some of the anxiety that occurs for many during the early days of motherhood.

baby back painAside from hormones, it is easy to forget wear and tear that pregnancy and birth can put on a body, both in the muscles and the nervous system.  Many new mommies find that even after giving birth, they still suffer from the dreaded “baby back” as well as a gamut of aches and pains caused by stretched and weakened muscles throughout the body.  As it can take months for muscle tissue to return to normal after a pregnancy, neck, back and hip pain can be fairly common.  Pain and pressure caused from weakened muscles can also create undue pressure on nerves and create “interference” in the nervous system, keeping a woman’s body from healing and functioning at 100%.  Acupuncture is commonly used to not only speed up the recovery of muscle tone, but also to alleviate pressure being placed on nerves throughout the body, both assisting with the aches, pains, and strains common in the post-natal period.

There are many ways that acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can assist in a woman’s post-natal period.  Contact us now to learn more about how acupuncture is being used to help with not only the previously mentioned health concerns, but also with everything from lactation concerns to incision, or perineal discomfort post delivery.  Let Los Angeles Acupuncture and Wellness and Dr. Laurie Binder help make those amazing first weeks with baby amazing for mommy as well!

How Acupuncture Can Treat Migraines

acupuncture for migraineEveryone gets headaches from time to time, and many can be treated with over the counter medicine. However, chronic migraines are another story entirely. Migraines are debilitating and can have additional symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light. They can last anywhere froma few hours to days. Anyone who has ever had a migraine knows that they can feel unbearable. While some over the counter and prescription medications are available for migraine sufferers, they often come with the steep price of negative side effects that can make the patient feel sick long after the migraine has dissipated. A better, more holistic approach for chronic migraine sufferers is acupuncture for migraines.

Treating migraines begins with understanding the underlying source for the pain. Even though migraines are felt mostly in the head, other muscles in the body are actually responsible for the onset of the migraine itself. That’s why acupuncture for migraines deliberately avoids pressure points in the head. Stimulating these blood vessels can lead to an increase in pain if the blood vessels become dilated. Instead, the acupuncture is focused on the lower body to relieve tension in the muscles that cause migraines in the first place.

Your Changing Body: Acupuncture Relief for Menstrual and Pregnancy Migraines

While the exact cause of migraines is unknown, there is a general consensus among doctors that estrogen plays a role in the onset and duration of migraines, which explains why women suffer migraines during bodily changes like menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. If you routinely suffer from migraines before or during your menstrual cycle, scheduling an acupuncture appointment can prevent or arrest any migraines you might experience. For best results, you will want to make routine appointments with Dr. Laurie at Los Angeles Acupuncture and Wellness so that you can avoid getting debilitating migraines every month.

pregnant womanThe pregnant body experiences all kinds of different aches and pains, and often women experience their first migraine during pregnancy. Taking prescription drugs during pregnancy can have risks to you and your child, and sitting in silent suffering can wreak havoc on your home and work life. The good news is that acupuncture is safe for most pregnant women during pregnancy. (Be sure to double check with your doctor before making an appointment). Dr. Laurel Binder can perform acupuncture for pregnancy migraines, and she will work with you to develop a continuing treatment plan so that you can enjoy a migraine-free pregnancy.

Preventative Care

Acupuncture can also be used to prevent future migraines. Preventative acupuncture for migraines is generally performed on points on the lower arms and legs, and can also be performed on the tense muscles of the upper back and neck since that is where many migraine sufferers are strained. Other recommendations for preventing migraines include sleeping adequately, avoiding fatigue, and staying hydrated. If you haven’t done so already, begin a migraine journal and record any particular foods or scents that trigger your migraines. Once you know your trigger points, you can begin avoiding them, which can lead to a reduction in the amount of migraines you have overall.

Migraines are painful and often debilitating, but they don’t have to run your life anymore. Contact us today to set up an appointment and begin your journey through life without migraines.

Acupuncture For Depression Is An Effective, Comforting Option

acupuncture for depressionDepression does not identify itself with an email, text message, or phone call.  It does not leave a bruise or rash that triggers your best friend to politely suggest a visit to the clinic.  Depression simply does not announce, “I’ve got you.”    But in fact, depression can – and does – affect each of us either directly or through someone in our personal sphere.

Depression is a slow, methodical, and stifling condition which drains the sufferer of energy, motivation, and general happiness.   This disease frequently impedes both the mental and physical state of the patient.  Causes are many and can be diagnosed by a physician, but factors can include life-changing events, hormone changes, genetic predisposition, health problems, and work or family stress.   Depression can be “hidden” by patients who mask effects during professional or social events, but the toll is exhausting and often results in more severe symptoms when the individual returns home.

Interestingly,  symptoms of depression and anxiety are frequently confused.  While results might be similar – such as a reduction in work productivity – the conditions are unique.   In very simple terms, anxiety is a continuous uneasy feeling which causes extreme nervousness and worry,  while depression generally appears as lethargy and overall lack of interest in life’s events.

The scope and severity of depression symptoms will vary widely by individual and can be impacted by gender, age, lifestyle, and socioeconomic factors.   Regardless of personal factors, the quintessential outcome must include help for the patient to avoid worsening conditions.

Commonly sought treatments for depression include:  professional therapy for the patient (and family, if applicable),  medications,  healthier lifestyle changes, yoga / meditation, and spiritual guidance.

As part of the overall healing plan,incorporating  acupuncture for depression is an effective, safe, and comforting option.  The benefits of acupuncture have been practiced for over 3000 years, meaning acupuncture is one of society’s oldest therapeutic options.  The benefits and aftereffects of an acupuncture session will be unique to each individual. But the overwhelming reactions reported by clients include feelings of peace, calmness, and tranquility.    In some cases, these sessions are powerful enough on their own to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of depression.  And for other customers,  the centering effects of acupuncture augment the supplemental components of the overall depression treatment plan.

scientific american coverA recent article in Scientific American analyzes the helpful results of acupuncture for depression.  Two referenced studies indicated that patients receiving acupuncture had similar or better results that patients receiving medication.   And,  there was evidence that acupuncture minimized the potential for sexual dysfunction,  a common but unwanted  side effect of antidepressant medications.

Depression is a severe and debilitating condition.  There is not an absolute remedy; treatments are as unique as the individuals who are impacted.  In fact, there are over thirty types of antidepressants available.  While choices are good, this simply indicates that the blended mental, physical, and emotional aspects of depression are difficult to soothe with any single option.

Dr. Laurie is a patient-focused expert in the practice of acupuncture for depression.  If you or a loved one are experiencing the unsettling effects of depression, please contact us today to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture and treatment options for your unique situation.

How Can Acupuncture Benefit Me?

Kelly Ripa acupuncturePerhaps you have heard about acupuncture or maybe you know someone who has benefited from treatment. Most Americans are familiar with the process but few have actually experienced acupuncture for themselves. Chances are that one or more of our most common complaints could benefit greatly from this alternative treatment. Let’s look at some of the areas where acupuncture treatment is usually beneficial with the right practitioner:

Acupuncture Benefits

Improved Digestion:  Digestive complaints such as heartburn or excess gas have both been treated successfully and issues such as chronic diarrhea or serious constipation have also responded well to acupuncture treatments. More serious conditions that involve allergies to food, IBS or severe colitis can also see improvement after treatment.

back painPain ManagementMore familiar to car accident victims, acupuncture has proved to be effective in the treatment of whiplash injuries. It is more common today for a doctor to suggest it as an alternative or in conjunction with more conventional treatments. Headaches also respond well to acupuncture, even migraines or cluster headaches. Increased pain relief for symptoms of arthritis has also been reported among patients. You can also heal from surgery faster with acupuncture.

GynecologyOften turned to as pain relief for cramps and body aches, acupuncture can also help relieve bloating and even irritability and mild depressive symptoms. Infertility problems have also been corrected with treatment and even symptoms associated with menopause such as, night sweats and hot flashes, are lessened after seeing the acupuncturist. Many women will tell you that when it comes to regulating your cycle and balancing your hormones, some other treatments aren’t as effective.It is not common knowledge that acupuncture can be a viable treatment for stress – but time and time again this proved to be the case. Many patients report deep relaxation and relief of anxiety symptoms even after one session. It appears that it can also be helpful during a time of crisis or personal trauma as it is effective in reducing the high levels of stress hormones present during these times.

Holistic Treatments

Today, all forms of treatment should be explored in a comprehensive treatment plan. You can learn more about holistic treatments for your ailment via acupuncture by contacting us.

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Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

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Don’t be derailed by a sports injury.

A New Year is dawning and everybody wants to start healthy with a new body and good health. No doubt, fitness clubs and gyms are packed at this time of the year with individuals rearing to get their healthy and fit New Year started. Because of the excitement, some people, especially new athletes, end up hurting themselves because they do too much in too little time.

Acupuncture Treatment for a sports injury with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has two objectives:

Acupuncture for sports injuries1. Decrease pain and inflammation on the affected area– Studies have proven that acupuncture is beneficial for sports related injuries. Acupuncture is known to improve localized microcirculation on the affected area, which attracts white blood cells. This in turn improves healing time and reduces the swelling, bruising and the pain.

2. Prevention of further injury and improves the athletic performance – According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture fortify body function and restores the natural balance of the body, internally. Acupuncture is so effective that professional athletes and sports teams ensure that they have an acupuncturist on staff, to aid in treating injuries and ensure their performance is at optimal level.

To achieve your resolutions for better health and fitness this New Year, take it down a notch. Allow your body to pace itself to do the new different exercises and routines you’ve added as they get harder and more intensive.

Is your fitness routine stalling? Call us. We will be able to give you more information about treatment options to get you healthy and injury free!