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                                                  heal and revitalise
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Many people ask how it is that acupuncture can treat such a diverse range of disorders - from asthma to a sports injury to anxiety.  As a natural therapist, I do not treat diseases or disorders - I treat people with diseases and disorders. I ask what imbalance in this person’s system allowed this disease to arise? 

Restoring balance to the body is exactly what acupuncture excels at. Acupuncture regulates physiological functions. For instance, acupuncture balances the nervous system, normalizes levels of hormones, neurotransmitters, and other chemical messengers of the body, as well as regulates the immune system and circulatory system.  Acupuncture is just supporting the body in what it is designed to do: move towards balance and health.

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Pain Relief
Anxiety, Depression and Stress

 
Millions of people struggle with chronic pain on a regular basis, and it can have a devastating effect on day to day living. Whether you are having problems related to an accident, a disease, or some other chronic condition, you need to understand the root cause and have it treated properly. Unfortunately, most doctors today simply prescribe pain killers and send you on your way. While these pain killers may take the edge off, they can be very harmful to your overall health.  In fact the American College of Physicians has recommended that doctors in the US recommend acupuncture to their patients instead of prescribing anti-inflammatories for pain.

Many people are surprised that there is a long term solution that is completely natural.  These approaches go far beyond alternative medicine - they represent the emerging, evidence-based standard of care used by pain specialists nationwide.


In fact, 93% of 89,000 patients reported successful treatment 
for musculoskeletal pain with acupuncture 
(American Specialty Health 2016)
 


HOW CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP?    WHAT IS THE SCIENCE?
 
When something goes wrong in the body, sensory messages travel through nerve fibers to the brain, where we register the sensation of pain. If the pain from a chronic injury or illness persists, these pathways can become hypersensitive—creating a system on high alert.  
 
Acupuncture and other non-invasive techniques can address both the initial cause of the pain, and the hypersensitive mechanisms that develop over time. These therapies provide immediate relief and relaxation by triggering the body’s natural painkillers, while stimulating the repair of damaged muscles and tissues to induce a healing response. You begin to feel better, move more freely, and heal the physical, emotional, and mental effects of pain.  READ MORE ...

    

Not just for pain, acupuncture is a natural way to treat anxiety. It works faster than therapy and keeps you drug-free.

Acupuncture controls anxiety by affecting the part of the brain that regulates emotions, meaning it reduces anxiety naturally.  Compared with drug-based treatments, acupuncture has fewer side effects, works faster, and helps the body heal itself.

You might think acupuncture is for hipsters who don’t believe in Western medicine or for your aging parent with chronic back pain, but a growing body of research shows that acupuncture can help treat a condition that affects everyone from time to time: anxiety.

How Acupuncture for Anxiety Works

Acupuncture can cause the nervous system to produce painkilling chemicals, jump-start the body’s natural ability to heal itself, or stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions, including anxiety. It has also been shown to slow the body's production of stress hormones.  This can help people feel more balanced and treat a variety of issues.

Acupuncture has increased in popularity since the 1970s simply because it works, and now there’s growing research supporting its effectiveness for anxiety and other mental conditions.

For instance, in a study published online in October 2013 in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, students who underwent a 20-minute acupuncture session were found to have less anxiety and better memory immediately afterward than those who didn't have acupuncture.

If you're already receiving treatment for anxiety, I suggest adding acupuncture to your current regimen. If you decide it works for you, you can work with your doctor to wean off anxiety medication. 
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Muscular Skeletal Issues
Digestive Disorders

 Taking a truly wholistic view of not just the injury but also the nutritional and biomechanical status of your body leads to understanding the various factors involved in causing the pain, what is stopping it from healing, and of course the appropriate treatment required to bring restore freedom and range of motion. This is vastly different to just treating the symptoms.


Acupuncture is often used to treat strains, sprains, and sports injuries to reduce recovery time. Whether you are suffering from a sudden sports related trauma or cumulative over-use injury, acupuncture can reduce pain and swelling to help repair the damage, and restore performance.

When an injury occurs, the flow of blood surrounding the injury becomes disrupted, causing stagnation and pain. This energy stagnation leads to swelling and/or bruising, and extends recovery time.

Acupuncture works directly to remove stagnation to assist healing and speed recovery. Acupuncture will relieve the pain and swelling, bring vital nutrients to the afflicted area and carry dead cells away from the site. Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, acupuncture treatments can be used exclusively, or in conjunction with remedial massage to accelerate recovery.


In a recent study 93% of 89,000 patients reported successful treatment for musculoskeletal pain with acupuncture.
(American Specialty Health 2016)
 
    

We can help you manage a spectrum of digestive issues including IBS, acid reflux, heart burn, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, bloating and gas. Specific acupuncture points are known to increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation, as well as to reduce gastric acid secretion.

With a combination of acupuncture, herbs, dietary changes, and specific supplements, we will provide a targeted treatment plan to correct underlying problems in the digestive system, encourage healing, and maintain a healthy gut. 

We believe that digestion is the crux of overall health, and poor digestion is more often than not the root cause of many other health problems. Digestive disorders can also lead to or cause other health problems. 

Both the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization have recognized the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating symptoms associated with IBS including abdominal pain and cramping, constipation and diarrhea. 

For upper-GI problems, acupuncture can beat antacids by a mile. In a 2007 University of Arizona study, people with chronic heartburn who didn't respond to prescription antacids underwent twice-weekly acupuncture. Their symptoms improved far more than those people who took a double dose of the drug. Their chest pain decreased 82 percent, heartburn dropped 83 percent, and acid reflux fell 77 percent. Researchers speculate that the needle treatments prompt a decrease in stomach acid and speed up digestion, so less acid backs up into the esophagus. It also seems to reduce pain perception in the esophagus," said study coauthor Ronnie Fass, M.D.