ASIAN MEDICINE REVEALS A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF LIFE
The practices known today under the terms associated with traditional Asian medicines such as acupuncture and herbalism originated well over five thousand years ago. These are among the oldest, continually practiced and literate medicines in the world. Today, the medicine of Asia is used for preventive care, health maintenance and treatment of disease and injury for over a quarter of the world's population.
ANCIENT THEORY~ MODERN ANSWER
In the last three decades, the traditional medicines of Asia have found their way into the modern culture here in the states. Though new research is always being conducted, the same theories outlined in the ancient texts are still being used and effectively applied to modern conditions. This is because these theories are based on natural laws that never change. The World Health Organization officially recognizes acupuncture as suitable for the treatment of over two hundred common clinical disorders.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) theory explains that human beings have a natural flow of energy through the body. The theory holds that pain and disease are caused by an imbalance or blockage of this energy, called Qi (pronounced chee). Acupuncture helps restore harmony to the flow of Qi and thus return the body to a healthy state.
Though the terminology is “foreign” and very different from the diagnostic system in modern medicine, Chinese diagnosis techniques are equally scientific and highly accurate. By identifying the imbalance in the body and applying the appropriate acupuncture points, harmony can be restored. Unlike modern medicine that focuses on a specific component of injury or disease, this traditional medicine addresses the whole system at the same time. The acute symptoms will be treated in addition to the underlying constitutional imbalance unique to each individual. Several millennia of success sit behind the development of this truly amazing medicine.
Health is a lifestyle, an ongoing process of learning to become more vital.
The goal of acupuncture therapy is to balance the natural opposing forces to create harmony, health and vitality. When we are in balance, we are most capable of reaching our highest potential. This traditional medicine from Asia focuses on prevention of illness and injury, creating health, and promoting longevity.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture treats each person, not the disease, so really there is no limit to what acupuncture can treat. Acupuncture helps the body regain balance thus alleviating symptoms and disease processes.
The World Health Organization has issued a comprehensive list of diseases and conditions which are treatable by acupuncture. Some of the more common conditions are:
o colds and flus
o ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
o menier's disease
o poor eyesight
o sinus infections
o sore throat
o hay fever
o high blood pressure
• MUSCULO-SKELETAL and NEUROLOGICAL
o frozen shoulder
o tennis elbow
o back pain
o stiff neck
o Bell’s palsy
o trigeminal neuralgia
o cerebral palsy
o menier’s disease
• GENITO-URINARY and REPRODUCTIVE
o pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
o pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
o irregular period or cramps
o morning sickness
o Babies in breech presentation