Acupuncture and Dry Needling

How can Acupuncture help me?

MOST COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED:

  • Musculoskeletal Pain/Sports Injuries
  • Neck, Back, and Knee Pain
  • Migraines, Headaches
  • Reproductive/Hormonal disorders (including Infertility)
  • Digestive disorders
  • Numbness/Tingling sensations
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Male and Female Infertility
  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression
  • Obesity
  • Facial wrinkles, sagging, dark spots, acne (Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System™) – see below for a description

CONDITIONS DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Pain
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Hypertension
  • Edema
  • Anemia/Fatigue
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Breech or Malposition
  • Labor Preparation (suggested weekly starting at 35 weeks)
  • Labor Induction/Pain
  • Postpartum Recovery
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), many conditions can be treated with Acupuncture:
Allergies
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma
Attention Deficit Disorder
Bed Wetting (Enuresis)
Blood Pressure (High or Low)
Bronchial Conditions
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue (CFIDS)
Circulation Problems
Colds & Flu
Colitis
Colon, Spastic
Constipation
Depression
Detox for Chemical Dependency
Diarrhea
Disc Problems
Dizziness (Vertigo)
Emphysema
Fatigue
Fibromyalgia
Gall Bladder Disorders
Gas and Bloating
Gynecological Dysfunctions
Hay Fever
Headaches, Migraines
Heart Problems
Hemorrhoids
Immune System Deficiency
Indigestion
Infertility
Injuries (Auto, Sports, Work, Home)
Insomnia
Kidney Problems
Liver Problems
Nervousness
Neuralgia
Obesity
Pain (Back, Neck, Joints, Hip, Cramps)
Pleurisy
Post-Surgery Recovery
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Prostate Problems
Rheumatism
Sciatica
Shingles
Sinus Trouble
Skin Problems
Stomach Problems
Stress
Stroke
Sore Throat
Thyroid Conditions
Ulcers
Urinary Problems
and more…

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How does Acupuncture work? 

Promotes Blood Circulation.  Blood contains oxygen, nutrients absorbed from food, immune substances, hormones, analgesics, and anti-inflammatories.  If there is only 3% reduced blood flow to breast tissue, this is enough to cause cancer to develop. Nearly all chronic diseases begin with inflammation.

Stimulates the Body’s Built-in Healing Mechanisms.  Acupuncture creates “micro-traumas” which stimulates the body to heal the surrounding areas through the activation of the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems.

Releases Natural Painkillers.  A signal is sent to the brain through the nervous system to release endorphins, norepinephrine, and enkephalins.  These substances can be 10-200 times more potent than morphine!

Reduces Both the Intensity and Perception of Chronic Pain.  This is done through an involved process called “descending control normalization.”

Relaxes Shortened Muscles.  Repetitive stress injuries can cause muscles to become chronically shortened, which can pull on other areas of our body causing a structural imbalance and stress on joints.       

Reduces Stress Response.  The “pins” stimulate the release of Oxycontin which regulates the parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest” or “calm and connect”).  Stress increases cortisol levels which reduce protein synthesis and tissue regeneration and leads to weight gain, particularly in the abdomen.  Recent research has implicated impaired parasympathetic function in a wide range of autoimmune diseases, including arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System™

Mei Zen Before and After

(Image by Martha Lucas, PhD, LAc)

Would you like help with:

  • Reducing fine lines
  • Leveling of deeper lines
  • Fading dark spots
  • Softer, more vibrant skin
  • Improving acne and rosacea
  • Feeling AND looking younger

Results can last 3-5 years with maintenance.

This is the ONLY cosmetic procedure that actually helps the health of the patient. 

 Reported Side Effects:

  • Improved digestion
  • Better sleep quality
  • Reduction of hot flashes
  • Improved energy
  • Elimination of mild depression and anxiety
  • A better sense of well-being

Book in for your FREE consultation today!

For more BEFORE and AFTER pictures using this system, please visit: www.cosmeticacupunctureseminars.com

What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Dry needling involves using acupuncture needles to target localized areas of muscular tension. These areas of muscle tension are commonly experienced as “muscle knots”, but in dry needling, they are called “trigger points.” The stimulation can cause the brain to release the muscle if it’s too tight or strengthens it if it’s too lax. Treatment is focused on relaxing muscular trigger points to restore muscles to a fully lengthened and pain-free state.

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What is Qi?

When someone says they have low energy, we can have an idea what that means, but when it comes to the term “Qi”, the term “energy” suddenly seems strange.  The clearest explanation was given by an Emergency Pediatrician from England who furthered his educating as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

“Collagen produces electricity, and electricity guides bone growth.  Collagen in fascia (thin membrane covering everything in the body) is laid down along lines of mechanical stress – every time it is stretched or moved it will generate tiny electrical charges.  It is quite astonishing that the connective fabric of our body (fascia), the tissue that wraps and joins our entire body, is in effect an interconnected, living electrical web.  This is so similar to the ancient Chinese descriptions of Acupuncture channels and Qi that it is remarkable.”  (from The Spark in the Machine by Dr. Daniel Keown)

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”                    
– Thomas Edison

acupuncture model in front of a acupuncture signboard

How Can Acupuncture Help with Infertility?

  1. Han, J.S. “Acupuncture Activates Endogenous Systems of Analgesia.” National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture, Program & Abstracts (Bethesda, MD. November 3-5, 1997). Sponsors: Office of Alternative Medicine and Office of Medical Applications of Research. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, 1997.
  2. Beinfield, H. and Korngold, E.L. Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1991.
  3. Wu, B., Zhou, R.X., and ZI M.S. “Effect of Acupuncture on Interleukin-2 Level and NK Cell Immunoactivity of Peripheral Blood of Malignant Tumor Patients.” Chung Kyo Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chich. 1994.14(9):537-9.
  4. Wit, B. “Effect Of Acupuncture on the Regulation of Cell-Mediated Immunity in Patients with Malignant Tumors.” Chen Tzu Yen Chiu. 1995, 20(3):67-71.
  5. Dale, R.A. “Demythologizing Acupuncture Part 1. The Scientific Mechanisms and the Clinical Uses.” Alternative & Complementary Therapies Journal. April 1997. 1(2)-.125-31.
  6. Takeshige, C. “Mechanism of Acupuncture Analgesia Based on Animal Experiments.” Scientific Bases of Acupuncture. Berlin, Germany: Springere-Verlag, 1989.

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