Acupuncture is a technique that is part of the system called Traditional Chinese Medicine.
It is a method of promoting circulation through the body by inserting tiny needles along pathways called meridians that run through your body. Acupuncture has been shown to help speed the healing process and alleviate pain. It promotes proper circulation and function and helps your body to regulate itself. Acupuncture is a simple, gentle technique. Nothing is taken out of or put into your body, rather it is a way of maximizing your body’s own efforts to heal and correct itself. Acupuncture is a time tested and scientifically proven method of traditional health care. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, gentle and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
Acupuncture as a Holistic Care for:
Acupuncture and herbs are an effective strategy for many issues related to the a woman’s reproductive cycle. Learning how to use these methods is also an empowering tool for women of all ages. Some of the conditions commonly treated include the following: pms, irregular menses, infertility, menopausal symptoms, physical/emotional issues. Acupuncture can play an important role in improving fertility and increasing the chances for success with assisted reproductive technology such as IUI and IVF.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective method for children. We may use a combination of acupressure, massage and gentle acupuncture to treat children as well as Chinese herbal formulas that are specially designed for children. The acupuncturist works with the parent and the child to gain the child’s trust and help provide treatments that are comfortable and relaxing. Most children come to look forward to their treatments at Balance. Commonly treated conditions in children include anxiety, stress related issues, sports injuries, enuresis (bed wetting) and immune support for children who are frequently sick with respiratory and digestive issues.
Hormonal imbalance is at the root of many women’s health issues. Women’s bodies are regulated by the release of hormones that regulate our cycles and facilitate key internal changes. Hormonal issues can be ongoing, as in the case of PMS, cyclical pain or emotional distress that follows the menstrual cycle or they can arise at key transition times in a woman’s life, like when she becomes pregnant or goes through menopause. At Balance, we rely on the assessment and tools of Chinese medicine to calm the nervous system, alleviate internal tension and help ease hormonal transitions, both throughout the monthly cycle and throughout the life cycle of the women that we treat.
Acupuncture is used to treat many painful conditions including back, neck, shoulder and limb pain, headaches, menstrual pain, painful digestion and others. Acupuncture may be combined with other treatment strategies, such as physical therapy or pain medications.