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Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Sometimes, explaining acupuncture is easy, and other days, it’s not.

Records and books prove that Asian and Indian doctors implemented acupuncture over 4000 years ago.

Acupuncture Physicians use thousands-of-years-old formulas and acupoints that still work. We can now also document the results.

For a simple definition, acupuncture is a modality that involves gently inserting very fine needles into the skin in a shallow depth, while Oriental Medicine (OM) is the description of a modality that implements diagnosis techniques and needles, herbs, Gua Sha, and moxa to treat health problems.

AcuSET™

When a patient is tested by the computerized electrodermal screening for the AcuSET™ protocol equipment, he or she holds a moistened brass rod in one hand while the technician touches an acupuncture point with a probe connected to the machine.

This action creates a circuit with a very small, unfelt current running through the patient.

The amount of resistance experienced at that point or the amount of current flowing (conductance) can be measured. The patient feels nothing more than a little pressure.

Nutrition

After the initial consultation and/or treatment, some patients realize they suffer from additional issues. Our questionnaire helps us to put your whole picture together, including your current nutritional status. Remember you are not complaining but explaining to us what is happening in your life. If you don’t have access to email or choose not to use the computer, you can also take the forms home with you.

We always like to know what supplements you take, and we may change your dosage, add additional supplements, or discourage you from taking other supplements depending upon the best course of treatment for you. I find people tend to take more supplements than they need.

Read our blog post: Are supplements checked by the FDA? 

Neurotransmitters

The human nervous system is one of the most complex systems in nature. It is responsible for coordinating thousands of processes, from muscle contraction to crying. The center of the nervous system is in the brain, which contains over 100 billion specialized cells called neurons.

The nervous system also contains very important chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, and your stomach to digest. Neurotransmitters are also necessary for thought processes, emotions, and other essential body functions including sleep, energy and fear.

Homeopathy

Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) is the founder of Homeopathy.

Hahnemann was a German physician, chemist, and medical translator. He wanted to find a safer, gentler, more effective type of medicine. He admired the ancient idea of “like cures like.” He took the two words from the Greek language for “similar” and “suffering” to describe his new health care system.

Homeopathic medicine is made from substances in nature. Many of the medicines today have been developed from minerals and/or plants. Dr. Hahnemann found a way to reduce the harmful side effects from medicines by diluting them into micro-doses.

Homeopathy is very safe and gentle for all chronic and acute problems. It is also inexpensive. It is practiced in most countries. In Europe, homeopathy is a popular form of health care. In fact, you can choose between allopathic or homeopathic medicine when you go to your doctor or pharmacy.

In the United States, for the most part, only “alternative” practitioners use homeopathy.

Bach Flower Remedies

Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936) was a physician in England at the beginning of the last century. He was introduced to homeopathy in medical school. He noticed that certain emotional symptoms would appear with specific physical symptoms. After years of research, he developed thirty-eight different flower remedies to help his patients along with the very famous Rescue Remedy. After you complete your questionnaire, we will determine the correct flower essences to use as an adjunct to your treatment.

The 38 Bach Flower Remedies:

  • Agrimony
  • Aspen
  • Beech
  • Centaury
  • Cerato
  • Cherry Plum
  • Chestnut Bud
  • Chicory
  • Clematis
  • Crab Apple
  • Elm
  • Gentian
  • Gorse
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hornbeam
  • Impatiens
  • Larch
  • Mimulus
  • Mustard
  • Oak
  • Olive
  • Pine
  • Red Chestnut
  • Rock Rose
  • Rock Water
  • Scleranthus
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Sweet Chestnut
  • Vervain
  • Vine
  • Walnut
  • Water Violet
  • White Chestnut
  • Wild Oat
  • Wild Rose
  • Willow