Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine originating in China over 3,000 years ago. During treatment fine needles are inserted into points along the body’s pathways of energy. The needles stimulate and build energy, while clearing obstructions that can lead to disease. Acupuncture is a non-invasive, safe approach
to treating acute and chronic disorders. Acupuncture used preventively can help maintain good health and deter injury
CLASSICAL FIVE-ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE
A comprehensive, and compassionate form of care that addresses the whole person. Symptoms such as pain, stress, fatigue, depression and anxiety are the body’s way of calling out for help. A Five-Element acupuncture diagnosis identifies and treats the root of these distress signals. The overall effect is a restoration of balance, offering a more permanent solution to acute and chronic problems. Wellness cannot simply be defined as the absence of illness, if an individual is not thriving. Acupuncture can help enhance one's sense of well-being
and improve quality of life. Clients often report increased vitality, superior energy, stabilized moods, improved sleep and clarity of mind.
During treatment orthopedic and manual muscle testing is used to access the exact location of pain, muscle imbalance or joint dysfunction. Using a unique selection of points, this style of acupuncture can “reset” and strengthen muscles rendered dysfunctional or weak due to repetitive stress, injury or postural inefficiency.
Compromised joint spaces and sprained or partially torn ligaments are also addressed by using precise local needling. The needles create micro-stimulation reorganizing tissue and encouraging blood flow in the compromised structure to encourage healing. Due to the careful selection of anatomically significant points,
treatments are non-invasive and highly effective.
According to The World Health Organization acupuncture can treat over 100 different conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
Chronic and Acute Pain Disorders Including:
• Neck Pain/ Shoulder Pain: Rotator cuff problems, frozen shoulder, acromial-clavicular (AC) joint separation, bicep tendonitis, glenohumoral joint dysfunction, general tension in the neck and shoulder.
• Elbow Pain/ Wrist Pain: Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer’s or climbers elbow), carpal tunnel syndrome.
• Hip Pain/ Lower Back Pain/Upper Leg Pain : Sciatic pain, sacral illiac (SI) joint disfunction, hip arthritis, trochanteric bursitis.
• Knee Pain: Ilio-tibial band syndrome, injury to MCL, degenerative arthritis, patella tendonitis, patella-femoral joint dysfunction.
• Lower Leg/ Foot Pain: Achilles tendonitis, achilles bursitis, anterior and medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints), plantar faciitis, ankle sprains, pain of the MTP joint, metatarsal neuroma.
• Post surgery recovery
• Most broken bones, ligament sprains and muscle strains.
Gynecological Disorders: amenorrhea (no period), dysmenorrhea (painful periods), irregular menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, menopausal symptoms.
Psycho-Emotional Conditions: depression, anxiety, insomnia, addictions, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit disorder (ADD). Acupuncture can be beneficial to anyone experiencing lack of focus or
clarity, feelings of being overwhelmed or ungrounded, lack of motivation hopelessness, fear, anger or irritability.
Respiratory Disorders: allergies, asthma, common cold, sore throat, chronic cough.
Digestive Disorders/ Discomfort: constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis.
Skin Conditions: eczema, acne, rashes.
Adverse Reactions Following: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, childbirth, surgery, other trauma.
Other Conditions: chronic fatigue, immune deficiency disorders, endocrine disorders, high blood pressure, weight loss.
Acupuncture for Chronic Pain - Journal of the American Medical Association
Study Shows Acupuncture Lessens Depression During Pregnancy - Stanford University School of Medicine
Acupuncture for Patients with Migraines, a Controlled Trial - NCBI
Trial: Acupuncture for Chronic Lower Back Pain - NCBI