The time-tested science of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can unquestionably 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 chronic conditions that modern medicine has nothing to offer.

Our practitioners have extensive training in applying both Acupuncture science and integrating modern medical advancements to treat chronic medical conditions.

Above all, Chinese Medicine uses a different system of pattern identification that enables us to find relief in cases where other therapies have limitations for folks with chronic conditions. We tailor treatments so each individual achieves their specific goals and gets relief!

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

Chronic Conditions We Commonly Treat

and many more chronic conditions!

How Does Acupuncture Work?

At the present time, 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. Specifically, this video-guided imagery technique had a significant pain-relieving effect!

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