The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole.
I have been to so many specialists, had so many tests, and no one can give me a diagnosis. I know there is something wrong, but I can’t get a diagnosis from a doctor. Can you help me?”
“I am always under stress and my headaches are getting more severe.”
“The pain in my left knee is excruciating at times and because I often favor it when walking, I have developed pain and stiffness in my lower back that bothers me day and night.”
“My asthma has gotten so bad and because my coughing seems to be worse at night or early in the morning, it’s hard for me to sleep.”
“Is there anything that you can do about the lack of energy or tired feeling that I seem to have all the time?”
“Over the past year or so, I have developed bad stomach aches and cramps that seem to come and go. Sometimes, they last for a few hours or even a few days.”
“We have been trying to conceive a baby for a few years with no success and I am getting more and more depressed about it.”
“My baby is breech; is it true that acupuncture can help?
These comments are just a few examples of the ones that we receive at our center almost every week from patients who are looking, some desperately, for temporary relief or, more often, lasting resolution to a medical or health problem.
Fortunately, for patients with these types of conditions or facing these kinds of circumstances, acupuncture has proven, time and again, to be a life-changing treatment that offers the human body the highest chance for optimal health and healing.
Acupuncture, in various forms, has been practiced for more than 5,000 years and is recognized and regarded as one of the most common and effective forms of medical treatment in the world today.
Its early existence is overwhelmingly supported by the discovery of a frozen, mummified body of a man and various artifacts found by hikers in the mountains along the Austrian and Italian border in 1991. Extensive medical and scientific analyses of the body (known as Otzi the Iceman), who is believed to have died around 3,300 BC, show tattoo-like dots on his remarkably well-preserved skin on both sides of his lumbar spine, behind his right knee and around his ankles.
Research indicates that these “tattoos” undoubtedly were related to acupuncture-like treatments that he had received for pain relief and that they represent actual acupuncture points on the body that, even today, are in the same or similar areas of the body typically treated in connection with orthopedic and other diseases, which the “Iceman” was found to have via testing of bone and tissue by radiologists, pathologists and microbiologists.
So, why acupuncture and how can it help you to get well, stay well and live well?
The answer, simply stated, is in its integrated or “whole body” approach to the prevention and/or treatment of numerous illnesses, imbalances, disorders and dysfunctions. Please see “Conditions Treated” section of this website for a detailed list of the many health and medical problems effectively treated by acupuncture.
Unlike Western (Allopathic or Modern ) medicine, as it’s called, which tends to isolate or focus treatment on specific symptoms or affected area(s) of the body often with medication or surgery, for instance, Eastern medicine, as it’s known, via acupuncture, looks at or treats the entire body and its interconnected energy pathways by using tiny needles or magnets and, now, cold low-level lasers, to realign or release “blocked” paths (often caused by stored toxins and emotional disturbances) that can prevent the body (and its immune system) from functioning at its normal, natural, optimal, and healthy level.
These pathways (or meridians) run along the surface of the skin, which are easily accessible by the shallow insertion of flexible, hair-thin needles or via magnets and low-level lasers, and into the body to various internal organs.
By using acupuncture to release blocked pathways, the body’s natural harmony, balance and flow of energy is restored between its organs and to its circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary, endocrine, and other systems. And, when this all-important harmony, balance and flow of energy are present in the body following acupuncture treatment, it then can advance toward and begin to achieve improved physical, mental and emotional health.
Simply stated, helping you feel better today … tomorrow … and beyond … always has been our principal mission and purpose … and always will be.