Acupuncture has been utilized for pain relief since 200 BC, as it aids in enhancing Qi (energy) flow, relaxing muscles and tissues, balancing local structures, and increasing local nutritional intake. According to Dr. Oz’s 2015 poll, acupuncture was chosen as the top alternative treatment for pain relief.
Common conditions treated by acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Stiffness or pain in the neck
- Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain, numbness, or weakness that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back through the hips and down the legs.
- Pain in the entireback .
- Pain in the shoulder.
- Pain in the knee
- Pain in the hip area.
- Sprains and strains.
Carpal tunnel, also known as median nerve compression, refers to a condition characterized by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand due to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
- Painful muscle contractions in the legs.
- Joint Disorder (TMJ)
- Pain in the teeth or gums.
- Headaches located in all parts of the head
Not only is acupuncture effective in treating migraine headaches, but it also works well for tension headaches, cluster headaches, post-traumatic headaches, and disease-related headaches that may be caused by sinus issues, high blood pressure, or sleep disorders. The biggest advantage of acupuncture over Western medicine is that is non invasive, and therefore will not contribute to any harmful side effects or complications.
Acupuncture has no side effects, and if performed by a skillful and experienced practitioner the effects can be almost miraculous.
If you are currently experiencing headaches, give acupuncture a try. Certain acute headaches and migraines can be alleviated in as little as 10-20 minutes.
With over 16 million adults affected, arthritis is the primary driver of disabilities in the United States. Osteoarthritis manifests gradually, showcasing symptoms like joint pain and stiffness that worsen with time. On the other hand, rheumatoid arthritis presents with inflammation, swelling, and morning stiffness in the fingers, arms, legs, and wrists, affecting similar joints on both sides of the body.
For centuries, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have proven to be effective remedies for arthritis. At Advanced Acupuncture Health we offer specific herbal formulas that help alleviate symptoms of arthritis. Within 10 days to a month of using these herbs, patients notice significant improvement with or without accompanying acupuncture treatments. Longer periods of treatment (2-3 months) can often lead to complete relief of symptoms.