Acupuncture Treats Depression

blog feeling better -1Acupuncture is a holistic medicine which works to treat both the mind and the body.  Acupuncture is very effective at treating depression without medications or side effects.  Recently, a new study shows that acupuncture treatment for depression not only works quickly but also has long lasting results.

In this study, 755 patients were given acupuncture, psychological counseling, or standard care which is depression medications. After only 3 months with an average of 10 visits, the depression levels in the acupuncture group were significantly less than in the group that took medications. This reduction in depression was not only fast but … Read More

How to Choose Acupuncture Points?

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.

Evolving Acupuncture

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A Few Favorite Articles about Acupuncture

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.

Skin Conditions

Chronic Pain

Urology

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Acupuncture Treatment of Sciatica

Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for sciatica pain from lumbar disc herniation.

Within my acupuncture practice, I have helped many people with sciatica.

Acupuncture Diagnosis of Sciatica

Acupuncture understands health as a state of balance where there is a natural flow and circulation in the body. When this flow stops it causes pain.

The most common acupuncture imbalance in sciatica is qi and blood stagnation in the back channels. This can be understood as something is blocking the flow of the nerve, whether this is a spinal disc or a muscle spasm.

Acupuncture Treatment of Sciatica

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What is sciatica and how can acupuncture help?

Sciatica is pain and numbness that effect the lower back, buttock, runs down the leg, and sometimes even the feet.  This is the region of the sciatic nerve.

Acupuncture is very effective for relieving symptoms of acute and chronic sciatica from herniated lumbar spinal discs.  I have developed a very effective acupuncture treatment for sciatica and have helped many people with herniated lumbars discs and sciatica.

What Causes Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It consists of a large bundle of smaller nerves that begin in the lumbar spine, travel down the buttocks, and through … Read More