ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

Eastern Medicine is based on treating the body as a whole and on the understanding that health must be restored rather than removed. Acupuncture draws together all the diverse signs and symptoms of ill health to determine an overall picture of the body’s disharmony. This constitutes all aspects of the patient, such as the mental, emotional and physical components.

Acupuncture Session and Consaltation:
• Initial consult $99.00.
• Monthly or Weekly session $60.00 each
• Two or more sessions weekly $50.00 each
Treatment sessions usually last 30 and 45 minutes. Relief may be immediate or occur within a few minutes, hours, or after
a few days.


WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?


Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of Chinese Medicine. It
has been used for thousands of years in China and other
Eastern Countries to help restore, promote, and
maintain good health.

Although proven successful without the benefit of modern knowledge, it is only in recent years that the scientific and medical communities of Europe and North America have begun to study acupuncture to understand and explain its effectiveness.

There are many types of needles that can be used. These needles may vary in length, width of shaft and shape of the head. People experience Acupuncture needling differently. For most patients, minimal to no pain is left upon needling, due to the extreme slenderness of the needles. Some people compare the sensation to that less than a mosquito bite, if felt at all. Eighty to ninety percent of patients respond well to acupuncture with noticeable improvement.

Acupuncture has been credited with helping many conditions. Because the approach is holistic, the treatment is not directed at the disorder itself but rather at the person as an individual. One of the most striking aspects is the almost complete absence of adverse effects or complications from its use.

Acupuncture has been used daily in many countries around the world to treat people with:
• acute and chronic pain disorders
• headaches
• arthritis
• neck and lower back pain
• fibromyalgia
• asthma and bronchitis
• digestive disorders
• smoking and weight loss
• anxiety and depression

To the Chinese, the mind and body are all part of one continuous whole, and both aspects may be affected with treatment.

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve and balance the body’s overall functioning. The Chinese theorize that the body has a constant energy force running throughout it. This energy force is known as “Qi” (pronounced - chee).

In the East, it is believed that a person’s health is influenced by the flow of Qi throughout the body. This energy moves through various channels in your body, called meridians. Along these meridians are Acupuncture points.

Disease occurs when the flow of Qi becomes blocked or unbalanced. Acupuncture works by stimulating key points in the body, using needles to restore balance.

Medications, as directed by your physician, may be taken as required. After treatment, strong exercise is not recommended. Strenuous activity should be avoided or prolonged driving for 24 hours after treatment.


Pulse Diagnosis

An important method used for many centuries. The arterial pulse is felt by the finger tips not only for rate, but other subtle qualities, such as strength & depth. Organ pulses indicate excesses and deficiencies found in the patient.
• Superficial (Skin)
• Middle (Blood)
• Deep (Bone)


Physical Exam

During a physical exam the doctor studies the patient’s body to determine the presence of physical problems and look for “ominous signs” that may require a referral.

Exam includes:
• Inspection (Looking)
• Palpatation (Feeling)
• Abscultation (Listening)
• Percussion (Sounds)


10 Questions of a Complete Diagnosis

  1. Hot & Cold Temperatures
  2. Perspiration
  3. Aches & Pains
  4. Urination/B.M.
  5. Appetite
  6. Chest/Abdomen
  7. Vision/Hearning
  8. Sleep
  9. Reproductive (Sexual Energy)
  10. Nutrition


Laser Therapy

In a more modern approach to treating symptoms and is used as an alternative to needling for needle-phobics. The amount of laser time for adults is 10-12 sec. per point. For children it’s 3-5 sec. Results are comparable to needling.


Tui Na Body Work
(Tui = Push; Na = Grasp) is an ancient therapeutic method used in the prevention and treatment of disease in TCM. Various techniques, manipulations and passive movements are used to bring about changes in the body.

The Clinic Application:
Promotes circulation
Regulates digestive function
Smooths flow of Liver Qi
Improves mobility of joints

Tongue Diagnosis
The appearance of the tongue is an important diagnostic tool for determining health and function of the internal organs.
A) Colour
B) Shape
C) Size
D) Coating
E) Moisture

Orthopedic Exam
Evaluate conditions of the spine and extremities. Used to determine the severity of a problem and evaluate a treatment plan.

Tests include:
A) Range of motion
B) Neurological Evaluation
C) Motor Evaluation
D) Sensory Evaluation
E) Muscle Testing
F) Reflexes

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