What is Oriental Medicine and acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a part of Oriental medicine which has been used for thousands of years to bring healing and balance to people around the world. Today, it uses very thin, sterile single-use needles in specific points on people’s bodies, including on their hands, feet, ears and face. Oriental medicine is a full system of diagnosis, treatment, and preventative medicine. It comes from a holistic philosophy of health and well-being, and includes other treatment methods such as cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, massage, dietary and Chinese herbal counseling.
Feeling the 12 Pulses (Shutterstock)
Feeling the 12 pulses in Chinese medicine is more than taking blood pressure or heart rate, it is a window into all the organs and systems to learn a patient's true health.
Auricular Acupuncture (Shutterstock)
Auricular acupuncture, or ear acupuncture, can be used alone or combined with acupuncture point on the body during a treatment.
Who can benefit from acupuncture?
Acupuncture is perhaps best known in the United States for treating pain including injuries, neck and back pain, neuralgia, headaches, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and other pain. The National Institutes of Health and World Health Organization also recognize acupuncture for addressing problems such as digestive disorders, allergies, asthma, stroke, reproductive issues, insomnia, anxiety, depression, urinary disorders, addictions, and more. Acupuncture is used for stress management, personal growth, and negotiating life transitions. It can even help with the common cold and flu!