Chinese Medicine is a fully comprehensive system of medicine that functions to assist the body in its natural healing capacity by promoting movement of blood and energy (Qi), as well as strengthening and balancing the organ systems. This provides the body with the nourishment it needs for optimal function. Treatments are based on pattern presentation, so every disease and condition is treatable. Most patients are pleased to note that treatment extends beyond the main problem, and report improved sleep, smoother digestion, increased energy, and an overall sense of well-being.
While every Body is different, there is no way to predict how your body will respond to treatment. Most Patients, however, report a calm and clarity that lasts about 24 hours after a session, and it is typical for symptoms to subside for 2-3 days, before slowly returning. With continued treatment of once or twice a week for a month (or more, depending on severity), symptoms tend to slowly improve, ideally subsiding completely. While every person is treatable, not every disease or problem responds to treatment. In this situation, treatment often helps to slow the progress of the disease and help the body garner its own resources to function most optimally.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO)*, Chinese Medicine effectively treats many conditions:
Low Back Pain
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Sprains & Strains
Tension Headache & Migraines
Nausea and Vomiting
Hyper- or Hypothyroidism
and many more
* The World Health Organization has come up with a list of 100 different conditions for which it has found Acupuncture to be effective treatment, to varying degrees. Click here for the article.