How Acupuncture helps you

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Acupuncture is a worldwide form of medical treatment that stimulates meridians throughout the body to promote natural healing and improve overall functioning. Acupuncture can help with a variety of conditions, as most conditions are due to imbalances in the body including deficiencies or toxicities.

The most common conditions treated by acupuncture are pain, stress, insomnia, headaches, allergies, common colds, respiratory problems, arthritis, digestive disorders, menstrual disorders, infertility, menopausal symptoms, anxiety, depression, addictions, and neurological conditions.

Acupuncture does more than simply relieve symptoms, it is a whole body approach. The aim of acupuncture is to treat the whole patient and restore balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. It is also used as a preventative treatment.  Regular acupuncture treatments can help to strengthen the immune system, help the body to heal itself, and find homeostasis overall.

Many people try acupuncture when they have tried everything else. If you feel like you have tried everything with no luck, or you just want to try Chinese medicine first, go ahead and give us a call at 949-392-6490. Whatever stage you are in your journey back to health, we will try our best to get you where you want to be.

Chinese Herbs - A Kickstart to Health

Herbal medicine uses earth’s natural properties such as; flowers, leaves, roots, branches, bark, and sometimes animal products, to provide a fast, natural, and effective way to boost your health.

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In the office we use herbs alone or in conjunction with acupuncture, especially if a patient is not able to receive consistent treatments in the beginning.

Herbs can help the most common syndromes such as; common colds, throat and respiratory problems, stress, emotional problems, menstrual problems, and menopausal symptoms.

Herbal medicine is based on the principles of energetics. Everything in the world is made up of moving atoms and therefore is mostly made of energy. Each natural product made on this planet has an energetic property. For instance, stones, minerals, and shells have very dense properties which contain slow moving atoms and can help for the purpose of grounding, slowing down, and cooling the body. There are many types of properties to each herb which can involve taste, weight, temperature, energetic pathway, and helping specific organs. Practitioners of traditional Chinese Medicine have studied these herbal properties and their effects on the human body for over 2,000 years.

Our bodies require balance and herbs help maintain it. The closer our bodies are to balance, the healthier we are.

Herbs are a great way to start getting healthy and staying healthy.

Please let your herbalist know if you are a vegetarian or if you have any allergies so they can prescribe accordingly.

Have you looked at your tongue today?

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A couple of questions patients often ask are “Why did you look at my tongue?” and “What does my tongue have to do with my health?”

The answer is that your tongue represents your overall health condition.

Chinese Medicine has taught us to understand the physiology of how the tongue changes in different physical and mental states.

Your body’s physiological state influences the tongue’s shape, color, moisture, coating, cracks, and deviations.

Areas of the tongue also correspond to organs and organ systems in the body. Depending on the area, abnormalities can show the location of the imbalances.

Normal tongues are pink, moist, and have smooth edges.

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Abnormal tongue colors can be very pale, bright red, dark red, purple, and black. Additionally, abnormal tongues can have very thick coating, or no coating at all, deep cracks, or swollen and show teethmarks.

Early changes on the tongue do not always represent disease. But the imbalances they represent can lead to disease.

So now I have a question for you. Have you looked at your tongue today?