Treating all manner of illness, disease, dysfunction and infirmity.
For over 2000 years, practitioners of the Chinese traditional healing arts have relieved all manner of illness, disease, dysfunction, and infirmity.
Healing traditions for modern conditions.
Within the many practices and modalities of the Chinese traditional healing arts are protocols for addressing all aspects of being – body, mind, and spirit. For thousands of years people have utilized these methods for treating all manner of illness, disease, dysfunction and infirmity. While Western medicine excels at treating acute trauma and infectious disease, it struggles to address the countless chronic conditions which many people suffer from.
But this is where the traditional Chinese healing arts shine. By addressing the underlying causes of illness, they restore health by harmonizing imbalance, optimizing function, and restoring your body’s innate capacity to heal. But perhaps their greatest strength is not in treating existing imbalances, but in preventing the premature onset of illness, maintaining optimum health, and cultivating wellness and longevity.
Holistic solutions to a broad spectrum of healthcare issues.
To understand the many issues acupuncture can treat, it helps to have a little understanding of how Chinese medicine works. It sees three aspects of being – body, mind, and spirit – within each of us. They are intimately related, and inseparable. Thus, illness or imbalance in one necessarily affects the others. Following this same principle, a acupuncture practitioner uses needles to initiate the healing process in the body, which simultaneously fosters healing of the other two.
Following are a few of the issues I can help with.
Angina/chest pain, arrythmia/palpitations, bradycardia, cold limbs, fluid retention, hypertension, muscle cramps, poor circulation, tachycardia.
Abdominal pain, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, excess appetite, gas, gastric/duodenal ulcers, gallstones, gastritis, gluten sensitivity, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hiccough, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel, mouth ulcers, nausea, poor appetite, reflux, stomach pain, sugar/carbohydrate cravings, vomiting, weight control.
Anemia, arthritis, asthma, chronic respiratory tract infections, eczema and psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), seasonal allergies.
Arthritis, flank pain, frozen shoulder, knee pain, low back pain, neck pain, post-operative pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, tennis elbow.
Dizziness, facial/inter-costal/trigeminal neuralgia, headaches/migraines, neuropathy, restless leg, tinnitus, vertigo.
Anger, anxiety, attention deficit, complex trauma/C-PTSD, depression, difficulty focusing, dysthymia, eating disorders, fearfulness, grief, nervous tension, overwhelm, panic attacks, PTSD, sleep disorders, stress, undefined emotional disturbances, worrying.
Absent, heavy, irregular or painful periods, abnormal uterine bleeding/discharge, difficulty with conception, endometriosis, hormonal disturbances, low sex drive, malposition of fetus, menopausal symptoms, morning sickness, polycystic ovaries, premenstrual tension, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, prostatitis, uterine fibroids.
Asthma, bronchitis, chronic cough, hay fever, rhinitis, sinusitis, sore throat.
Conjunctivitis, hearing loss, loss of smell or taste, painful, itchy or watery eyes, visual disorders.
Dermatitis, eczema, herpes zoster, psoriasis.
Cystitis, excessive night-time urination, frequent urination, incontinence, nocturnal enuresis, painful urination, urinary tract infections.
The spiritual aspect of healing.
Each of us comes into life to have a unique set of experiences, and make a unique contribution. This life-curriculum, or destiny, is intended to guide us through every interaction and experience. When we’re able to recognize this purpose, and act accordingly, we move through life manifesting our true nature. We act with authenticity. As a result, we’re able to develop to our full potential. But not all of us have such clarity. This is the root of questions such as, “Why am I here?”
The loss of connection to our authentic nature sets the stage for the development of disease. Trauma, abuse, or other adverse experiences, particularly in childhood, change our personality by causing us to reject or deny our true self. This rejection of self not only clouds our capacity to see our path, it often results in feelings of shame and self-loathing, and the development of self-limiting and self-destructive beliefs and behaviors. Only by restoring awareness can we find our way back.
By facilitating the restoration of awareness, the Daoist healing arts empower us to rediscover both our true selves, and our life-purpose. Once awareness is restored, we can begin to make different choices, choices that better support healing. In fact, this is a requirement for healing. First we must become aware – aware of how our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes or behaviors have been contributing to our suffering. Then we must find the courage to change that which is inconsistent with health and well-being. Only by letting go of self-limiting, self-rejecting, and self-destructive behaviors can true healing begin.