Acupuncture for Fertility, Anxiety, Back Pain & Other Conditions
For thousands of years Chinese Medicine has been evaluating, diagnosing and effectively treating a wide variety of health conditions. Below are lists of common conditions and my specializations.
Common Treatable Conditions
Pain: Muscle pain and cramping, headaches and migraines, back, shoulder and joint pain, arthritis, sports injuries, strains and sprains, sciatica, dental pain, TMJ, frozen shoulder
Digestive complaints: Diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, food allergies, irritable bowel, colitis, acid reflux, nausea, indigestion, morning sickness, peptic ulcer, gallstones
Cardiovascular: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, poor circulation, palpitations, angina, atrial fibrillation, anemia, edema
Respiratory: Common cold and flu and prevention, allergies, hay fever, asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, cough, bronchitis, sore throat
Women’s health: Hormonal imbalances, PMS, infertility, menstrual disorders, pregnancy and fertility enhancement, breech presentation, nursing issues, menopause symptoms, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, UTI’s, interstitial cystitis, incontinence, urinary dribbling, frequent urination, gynecological syndromes
Men’s health: Sexual dysfunction, BPH, infertility, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, incontinence, urinary dribbling, frequent urination
Emotional/Psychological: Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bi-polar, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, mood swings, nervousness, chronic fatigue
Neurological: Headaches, migraines, neuropathy, shingles, vertigo, tremors, post stoke residuals, facial pain
Skin: Hives, acne, dandruff, dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, scars
Infertility: Hormonal imbalances, poor circulation, endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid dysfunction, ovarian and follicular issues, sperm count, motility, and morphology, menstrual disorders, and miscarriage prevention
Other benefits: Autoimmune diseases, endocrine issues, children’s health, adjunctive cancer therapy, increase energy, smoking cessation, ear and eye health
While Chinese Medicine is holistic and many practitioners excel at general medicine, there is a strong need for specialists with great depth of knowledge in particular fields of study. My passions lie in the following areas:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. In PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger.
One advantage of acupuncture for pain management is that acupuncturists don’t need to diagnose the cause of the pain in order to start treating it. Instead, they focus on where and how intense the pain is. While acupuncture is often effective at reducing pain, it can improves a person’s quality of life even if it cannot help with pain. Acupuncture generally reduces stress, benefits sleep, lifts and stabilizes moods, and improves energy. All of these effects might be helpful to someone who is pursuing a multi-pronged approach to managing chronic pain.