What Is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture was developed over thousands of years as part of the traditional medicine of China, Japan, and other eastern countries. Qi (vital energy – a communication system) circulates through the body in meridians.  When the flow of Qi becomes unbalanced or blocked pain and disease result.  Acupuncture points are specific areas where the Qi can be accessed and manipulated to restore balance. Acupuncture increases the body’s release of natural pain killers – endorphins and serotonin – in pain pathways.  But acupuncture does more than reduce pain, it has a beneficial effect on health. Not only is the physical body affected, the emotional and spiritual aspects are also improved as this is wholistic medicine.   Patients often notice an improved sense of well–being after treatment. Modern research shows acupuncture can affect most of the body’s systems: the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production, allergic responses, as well as respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

Community acupuncture consists of acupuncture treatments in a group setting of shorter duration. Less time is spent in evaluation and treatment. Patients remain clothed during treatment. The benefit is decreased cost allowing for more frequent treatment and accommodates clients with time constraints. Clients may be able to access treatment during their lunch break. Available Tuesday 4:30-6:00 pm and Thursday 11:00-2:00 pm. Enter the 714 N 30th enterance and leave your shoes in the entery way prior to going upstairs. Cost $30.00 for Accupunture treatment and $10.00 for Auricular Support. Payment in the form of cash or check. No appointment needed. Walk in only.

HERBAL RX

Modern science verifies effectiveness and helps us adapt herbs for our modern day needs. Chinese herbal medicine is the most sophisticated and complex herbal system in the world. Herbal medicine reinforces the benefits between acupuncture treatments. Custom formulas can be individually designed for each condition, each person’s constitution and modified as needed.  When Acupuncture is not required herbal treatment is more cost effective than a series of acupuncture treatments. Herbs can have nourishing, moistening, warming and other beneficial properties which acupuncture does not have. We use pharmaceutical grade concentrated herbs processed under international GMP guidelines.  This process verifies authenticity of species; potency; herbs free of contaminants, additives and preservatives; free from toxicity, pollutants, and chemical contaminants; and provides quality assurance.

CHINESE MEDICAL MASSAGE

Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage may be used as part of an acupuncture treatment and may be scheduled separately.

OTHER MODALITIES

Moxa, cupping, far infrared heat lamp, and Qi Gong (hands on energy therapy) are also commonly applied.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED

  • A series of treatments are usually necessary to resolve a condition.
  • Each case is treated individually.  A consultation is required to determine requirements.
  • Treatment times vary in length and frequency. You should allow approximately 1 hour for you initial intake and treatment. Allow 30-40 minutes for follow up treatments.
  • Detoxification/addiction treatments may only last for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • You should feel more peaceful and relaxed during treatment.
  • There is little or no pain as very fine, sterile, disposable needles are used.
  • Treatments are available without the use of needles.
  • Herbal formulas are usually prescribed to enhance the acupuncture treatments.
  • Children of all ages are treated.
  • Those younger than 6 years may be treated using massage and/or electrical probes.
  • Some insurance companies cover acupuncture.  YNC can provide you with a billing form but does not bill the insurance for you.
  • Complimentary 15 minute consultations by phone or in person are available. (In person recommended)

 

Commonly Treated Conditions

 

allergies constipation gynecological  d/0 pain and stiffness
anxiety common cold headache paralysis
arthritis COPD heart problems rhinitis
asthma cough high blood pressure sciatica
alcohol and drug tx depression immune deficiency sexual dysfunction
autoimmune conditions diarrhea influenza shingles
back pain dizziness intestinal gas sinusitis
bladder problems fatigue kidney function skin problems
bronchitis, bronchiectasis fibromyalgia menopause stress and tension
effects of chemotherapy gallbladder problems menstrual related d/o tendonitis
childhood illnesses gastrointestinal d/o migraine
circulation problems gout numbness