The time-tested science of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can offer help to those suffering from chronic conditions. In many cases, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can not only offer relief but actual improvement in conditions that modern medicine has nothing to offer.

Our practitioners are extensively trained in the application of Acupuncture science and the integration of modern medical advancements in treating chronic medical conditions.

Chinese Medicine uses a different system of pattern identification that allows us to find relief where other therapies are limited. Treatments are tailored to each individual so that we can achieve specific goals and relief.

Patients living with chronic conditions can live a higher quality of life!


Chronic Conditions We Commonly Treat

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Currently, there are no conclusive studies on why acupuncture works as a whole. However, there is evidence supporting the effectiveness of several aspects of acupuncture treatment.

  • Studies in animals and people, including studies that used imaging methods to see what’s happening in the brain, have shown that acupuncture may affect nervous system function.
  • Acupuncture may have direct effects on the tissues where the needles are inserted. This type of effect has been seen in connective tissue.
  • Acupuncture used in conjunction with fertility treatments such as IUI or IVF showed a statistically significant increase in positive outcomes for patients.
  • Acupuncture has nonspecific effects (effects due to incidental aspects of a treatment rather than its main mechanism of action). Nonspecific effects may be due to the patient’s belief in the treatment, the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, or other factors not directly caused by the insertion of needles. In many studies, the benefit of acupuncture has been greater when it was compared with no treatment than when it was compared with sham (simulated or fake) acupuncture procedures, such as the use of a device that pokes the skin but does not penetrate it. These findings suggest that nonspecific effects contribute to the beneficial effect of acupuncture on pain or other symptoms.
  • In recent research, a nonspecific effect was demonstrated in a unique way: Patients who had experienced pain relief during a previous acupuncture session were shown a video of that session and asked to imagine the treatment happening again. This video-guided imagery technique had a significant pain-relieving effect.

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