ORIENTAL MEDICINE is a whole system of medicine that integrates many therapies and is applied by practitioners to treat illness and diseases. Of these therapies, acupuncture and Chinese herbology are the most popular in the United States. Some additional therapies include: diet, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, as well as tai qi and qi gong (physical exercise), and tui'na (manual therapies--chiropractic).
Is it For You?
Oriental medicine is used not only for pain management, but also as a comprehensive system of health care and health maintenance. Athletes use Oriental medicine to achieve optimal performance levels. Cancer patients are treated for the side effects of chemotherapy to enhance their quality of life. Detoxification treatments have been proven to help those with chemical and/or substance dependency problems.
The following is just a short list of commonly treated conditions:
|Addictions||Immune System Deficiency|
|Arthritis/ Joint Problems||Knee Pain|
|Back Pain||Macular Degeneration|
|Bladder/ Kidney Problems||Menopausal Discomfort|
|Childhood Illnesses||Neck Pain/ Stiffness|
|Cough/ Bronchitis||Paralysis/ Numbness/ Tingling|
|Dizziness||Rhinitis/ Runny Nose|
|Drug Addiction/Smoking||Sciatica/ Nerve Pain/ Carpal Tunnel|
|Fertility Issues||Shoulder Pain|
|Gastrointestinal Disorders||Skin Problems|
|Gynecological Disorders||Stress/ Tension|
|Heart Problems/Palpitations||Trauma: (Mental/emotional)|
|High Blood Pressure|
Is it Safe?
Acupuncture and Chinese herbology are safe medical procedures and are well known for their efficacy and lack of side-effects when administered by a qualified practitioner. Most practitioners use pre-sterilized, disposable needles when administering an acupuncture treatment.
(above passages taken with permission from www.aaaomonline.com)