Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in America. In western medicine, most people get headache relief from taking over-the-counter medications. Some more chronic cases may require a prescription. Others may just suffer with the pain of the headache until it eventually fades. The problem with putting medicine into our bodies is it’s …

Stress

Stress is defined as mental, emotional or physical strain. It can manifest itself in the body in many different ways. Some people might have stomach issues, while others have back pain. Some might have headaches or migraines and others might suffer from depression, anxiety or anger issues. In all cases, if you are having health …

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

In Chinese medicine, periods occur regularly and comfortably for healthy women. Their bodies are in balance, so not only do they have periods on a regular basis, they also don’t have to suffer with pain, water retention, emotional upheaval or PMS-related fatigue. Unfortunately, the majority of women don’t realize they were not made to feel …

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety is a feeling of fear in anticipation of a realistic or fantasized situation while depression is a feeling of intense sadness that keeps you from functioning as you normally would. The western approach to treatment for both conditions is usually very powerful pharmaceuticals. In most cases, anxiety and depression might be suppressed, but the …

Acupuncture - Backpain

Back Pain

Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. Millions of work days and countless hours of activity and fun are lost each year due to this malady. It is estimated that nearly 80% of the people in United States will be affected by back pain sometime in their life. …

Acupuncture - Sciatica

Sciatica

The Sciatic Nerve is the largest nerve in the body and consists of a large bundle of small nerves that begin in the lumbar spine, travels down the buttocks and moves through the leg. Radiating pain is one of the more common and intense symptoms associated with sciatica with numbness and tingling starting in the …

Acupuncture - Insomnia

Insomnia

5 million Americans suffer from insomnia, but even more people suffer from lack of sleep. Do not underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. People who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to suffer from emotional imbalances, stress and depression, diminished memory capacity and speech control, increased irritability, …

Acupuncture - Digestive Disorders

Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders are extremely common in the United States. There are many reasons for this, but two of the most obvious are the repercussions of the common diet and high levels of stress. This is unfortunate because proper digestion is absolutely necessary for good health. Whether you have relatively minor digestive issues such as gas …

Acupuncture - Crohns

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are classifications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis occurs in the colon and rectum, while Crohn’s disease can affect any segment of the alimentary canal from mouth to anus. Mild cases of both diseases can cause such symptoms as intestinal cramping and diarrhea. Severe cases can involve bloody diarrhea, …

Acupuncture - Menopause

Menopause

Menopause is considered to be the end of menstruation. It’s brought about by the decreased production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Beginning somewhere around age 35 daily production of most of the major hormones start to slow. This decline affects metabolism, reproductive function and function of the immune system. It can also affect function of …