Traditional eastern medicine is a balanced and time-honored system of health care, achieved through acupuncture, herbology, dietary therapy, bodywork and exercise. These individual disciplines work in concert with the body’s natural energies to encourage healing from within.
Much of eastern medical philosophy involves Qi (“chee”), the fundamental energy that exists in all things. This energy travels along meridians, or pathways, that correspond to different organs and physiological systems in the body. Pain and disease are believed to be the result of an imbalance of energy along these pathways; by correcting the flow of energy, the body can be returned to a healthy state.
Many problems can be treated quickly and easily with acupuncture and eastern medicine. However, more chronic conditions can only be relieved with slow, progressive care. Patients are encouraged to actively participate in their healing process: diet, lifestyle, attitude and determination all play important roles in the course of treatment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and traditional eastern medicine's ability to treat over 43 common disorders including:
Gastrointestinal Disease (food allergies, stomach ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, anorexia and gastritis)
Urogenital Disease (stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction, dysmenorrhea, infertility and premenstrual syndrome)
Respiratory Disease (emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis)
Musculoskeletal & Neuromuscular Disease (arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, vertigo and low back, neck and shoulder pain)
Cardiovascular Disease (hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia)
Psychological Disease, including depression, anxiety and addictions
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
Supportive care for other chronic and painful disorder