Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be used to treat infertility

Acupuncture addresses problems that affect fertility such as an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat some but not all causes of infertility and is often combined with herbal medicine. For example, acupuncture and herbs will not work to address tubal adhesions which can occur as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis. However, in this situation, an individual could still benefit from acupuncture and herbs because of the potential effect of improved ovarian and follicular function. Additionally, acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining.

Acupuncture is similar to physical therapy in that it is a process-oriented method of medical intervention. Patients are commonly treated for three to four months before progressing to insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. This pacing of treatment seems to have a therapeutic effect.

Conditions that can be effectively treated with Acupuncture

NEUROLOGICAL

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Neuralgia
  • Post-operation pain
  • Stroke residuals
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Facial Pain

EYE, EAR, NOSE, AND DENTAL

  • Poor vision, tired eyes
  • Tinnitus
  • Nervous deafness
  • Toothache
  • Post extraction pain
  • Gum Problems

EMOTIONAL

  • Traumas
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Neurosis

MUSCULO-SKELETAL

  • Pain and weakness in: neck, shoulder, arms, hands, fingers, knees, legs and feet
  • Backache or pain
  • Muscle cramping
  • Localized Traumatic injuries, sprains, strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Disc problems
  • Sciatica

RESPIRATORY

  • Sinusitis
  • Common cold
  • Tonsillitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergy (hay fever)
  • Asthma

DIGESTIVE

  • Abdominal pain
  • Hyperacidity
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation

GYNECOLOGICAL

  • Impotence
  • PMS cramps
  • Menstrual pain
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Obstetric Disorders

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Increase vitality and energy
  • Stress Reduction and deep relaxation
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Weight control
  • Stopping addictions
  • Enhanced athletic and physical function
  • Pain control
  • Regulates heart rate, blood pressure and chemistry
  • Stabilize the immune system
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for renewing the face as well as the whole body.  Fine lines may be erased, deeper lines reduced, and bags around the neck and eyes firmed. This improves a persons overall constitution by regulating their internal balance.

Fine needles are placed at various acupuncture points on the face, neck, and around the eyes to stimulate the body’s natural energy, or Qi. Since muscle groups are addressed, the face lifts itself, via the acupuncture points, through the muscles’ toning and tightening action. The dual action of needles and the topical application of Chinese herbs help stimulate blood circulation, improve facial color, and even out skin irregularities while providing a sense of well being.

Constitutional:

  • Reduces acne (caused by hormonal imbalance)

  • Helps menopause, perimenopause, PMS and other GYN issues

  • Helps sinus congestion and sinus headache

  • Improves hyper- and hypothyroidism

  • Reduces symptoms of toothache, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, and Bell’s palsy

  • Helps headaches (except severe migraine)

  • Treats diarrhea and constipation (most digestive issues)

  • Helps to eliminate edema and puffiness

  • Benefits eyes, ears and brain

  • Can help insomnia and dizziness

  • Helps depression and aids self-esteem

Facial:

  • Improves collagen production and muscle tone

  • Helps reduce bags and sagging tendencies

  • Helps eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles

  • Helps reduce double chin and lift drooping eyelids

  • Improves metabolism

  • Tightens pores and brightens eyes

  • Increases local blood and lymph circulation

  • Improves facial color

  • Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being

The Use of Chinese Herbs

The Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ treatment protocol incorporates Chinese herbal masks, poultices, and moisturizers. Jade rollers, which enhance blood circulation, remove fine lines and age spots, and prevent premature aging, are used to massage moisturizer into the skin. The ancient empresses of China used jade as a precious stone to be worn, not only around their necks, but also to attract yin and nourishment into their skin. The stone served a double purpose of promoting beauty and for mystical protection.

Short and Long – Term Effects of Facial Acupuncture

After the first treatment, one usually observes an increased glow to the complexion, the result of reduced stress and increased Qi and blood flow to the face. The face appears more “open”, there is a clarity in the eyes (“clear spirit” also known as SHEN), and the patient appears and feels more rested; wrinkles start to lessen and the skin appears more toned.

A significant difference in appearance can be ascertained following the 5th to 7th treatments; even more marked changes in wrinkles, skin tone, and ones spirit. The resonance of relaxation and calmness is more pronounced; appearing as if one has returned from vacation. Lifting of the jowls, neck, and the eyes has begun and is usually noticeable. With continuing treatment, constitutional issues like digestive complaints have been ameliorated or subsided.

By the end of a series, the patient should look and feel years younger. These results may vary slightly, depending upon how well the patient has taken care of themselves during the process, and afterward. At this stage, booster treatments provide ongoing support within a normal process of aging.