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what is acupuncture ?

acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points to treat certain health problems. the chinese have mapped these points over a period of two thousand years. the western medical view is that acupuncture has several mechanisms of action, including the release of endorphins and other neuro-chemicals and the activation of "gate" in the nervous system that blocks pain. the eastern view of the traditional chinese medicine believes that emotional and physical energy, known as "qi" ( pronounce "chee"), flows through the body along specific pathway or "meridians". when qi is flowing smoothly, the body is in balance. physical illness may result if energy flow slows or is blocked by factors like injury, poor diet, stress or environment factors. acupuncture acts to release blockages and improve or balance energy flow.

benefits of acupuncture

  1. freedom from suffering
  2. better and more satisfying health
  3. greater happiness
  4. longer life
  5. more energy and vitality
  6. great ability to give and receive
  7. great comfort
  8. peace of mind
  9. improved appearance
  10. greater faith in life
  11. feeling good, lighter, easier, even great!
  12. greater commitment to well-being
  13. greater strength
  14. return to work
  15. greater productivity
  16. greater physical endurance
  17. greater ability to function and advance at work
  18. greater acknowledgment of self
  19. stronger immune-system
  20. greater relaxation
  21. self improvement
  22. having more fun in life
  23. better quality of life

uses of acupuncture and herbs

many people in the united states are familiar with acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain. in addition to the use of acupuncture and herbs for muscular-skeletal pain, pelvic pain and menstrual pain, dr. le offers effective treatment of other common conditions following:

  • arthritis pain, sports injury, neck, shoulders, low back pain and sciatica pain
  • muscles spasms, numbness and paralysis
  • allergy sinus, chronic migraine headaches
  • depression and anxiety stress, poor sleep
  • irregular menstruation (p.m.s.), breech pregnancy, induced labors
  • facial rejuvenation help remove wrinkles
  • maintain health, increase energy and promote longevity
the world health organization has approved acupuncture as an indicated treatment in conditions listed below:

upper respiratory tract:
  • acute sinusitis. acute rhinitis.
  • common cold. acute tonsillitis.
respiratory system:
  • acute bronchitis. bronchial asthma.
gastrointestinal system:
  • spasm of esophagus and cardiac. hiccough.
  • acute and chronic gastritis. gastric hyperacidity.
  • chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief). acute duodenal ulcer (without complications).
  • acute bacillary dysentery.
  • constipation. diarrhea. paralytic ileus.
neurological and musculoskeletal disorders:
  • headache. migraine.
  • trigeminal neuralgia.
  • facial palsy. pareses following a stroke.
  • peripheral neuropathies.
  • sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage).
  • meniere's disease.
  • neurogenic bladder dysfunction. nocturnal enuresis.
  • intercostal neuralgia.
  • cervicobrachial syndrome.
  • "frozen shoulder". "tennis elbow".
  • sciatica. low back pain.
  • osteoarthritis.
disorders of the eyes:
  • acute conjunctivitis.
  • central retinitis.
  • myopia (in children)
  • cataract (without complications)
disorders of the mouth:
  • toothache. post-extraction pain.
  • gingivitis.
  • acute and chronic pharyngitis.

effective, proven treatment for:
  • all types of pain
  • painful obstruction syndrome (arthritis)
  • head, neck, low back and sciatica pain
  • muscle spasm, numbness and paralysis
  • sinus problems, chronic migraine headaches
  • smoking cessation and drug addiction: weight control
  • depression and anxiety stress, poor sleep (insomnia)
  • constipation and diarrhea, irregular menstruation (pms)
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