I wanted to share recent article in BJUI which I am interviewed about integrative urology and acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Acupuncture is gaining acceptance in urology.
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Patients are always curious how acupuncturists choose the correct acupuncture points.
The basic idea with acupuncture is to correct the underlying imbalance in the body. By correcting the imbalances we stimulate the body to heal itself.
As an acupuncturist, I will determine the imbalance through the intake and examination. For example, if someone is coming in for a migraine headache which is caused by a lack of circulation of the energy, what we call qi stagnation, we’ll choose points to move the qi. A common combination for moving the qi is Liv 3 and LI 4.
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The success of an acupuncture treatment lies in the details. This is what I call the art of electro-acupuncture is in the details of how one uses the therapy. The specific stimulation machine, proper selection of acupuncture points, how long you use the stimulation, and the proper frequency are all factors in success of the therapy.
In my acupuncture clinic, we use the Pantheon Research microstim machine. This is one the highest quality machines ensure a safe and effective treatment. Microstim means that the amplitude of the electric stimulation is much smaller. This is much more comfortable for … Read More
Acupuncture is a constantly evolving art. Electro-acupuncture was only developed within the last 100 years.
Electro-acupuncture can be used for many conditions such as hormone imbalances, menstural cramps, poor digestion, stroke, Parkinsons and other issues. But it is most often used to augment the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory aspects of acupuncture.(1,2) The pain relief with electro-acupuncture can be so dramatic it has been used for certain types of surgery in China.
Electro-acupuncture is very similar to regular acupuncture. That is the acupuncture point selection is generally the same. Electro-acupuncture provides additional small amount electric stimulation to the acupuncture needles. The … Read More
The Meaning of Zhen Jiu ( 针灸)
Acupuncture is not just acupuncture. In fact, the word for acupuncture in Chinese, Zhen Jiu, actually translates to “acupuncture and moxibustion” which shows how central moxibustion is within acupuncture.
Moxibustion is the warming of acupuncture points or needles. Most often, this is done through burning an herb called mugwort. It can also be done with heat lamps as well as herbal lotions.
In my office, we use smokeless moxibustion because it is treated and does not create much smoke.
How does Moxibustion work?
Just like with acupuncture, moxibustion focuses on correcting the underlying … Read More
During the past year I have been adding a section to my website focusing on the commonly treated conditions in my clinic. It is not yet comprehensive, but over the next few months I will continue to build this section. Currently, I have a number of in depth articles detailing the acupuncture treatment.
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Eczema
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Psoriasis
- Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
- Acupuncture for Interstitial Cystitis
Integrative urology is essential. The field of integrative medicine is about how to best combine mainstream medicine and alternative medicine. It is essential because many people live with urologic conditions, such as chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, and overactive bladder, without help. This impacts their work, education, social life, and overall wellbeing.
I have helped many people with these conditions in my New York acupuncture clinic. The acupuncture and Chinese medicine approach works to correct imbalances that are causing the condition. Mostly, urologic conditions are caused from inhibition of circulation and weakness of energy.
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The majority of Americans are in chronic pain or have experienced it. More and more, people are seeking acupuncture for relieve of all types of chronic pain, from back pain and neck pain, to headaches and migraines, or chronic pelvic pain.
Pain can affect almost every system in the body and develops from many sources.It can occur from a chronic immune disorder, after an infection, from a physical injury, or from emotional stress. Often, pain stays around a long time after an injury has healed.
As a teenager, I first sought out acupuncture to treat my own … Read More