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Traditional Chinese Medicine | Acupuncture | Benefits

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for more than 2000 years. It focuses on evaluating and treating the body as a whole in order to attain balance and wellness.

The Chinese believe that opposing forces such as hot and cold, winter and summer, happiness and sadness are present within the body and the universe. This theory of Yin and Yang when in balance, allows your body to feel energized - yet relaxed. When out of balance, too much or too little of either can negatively affect your health.

How does Acupuncture relate to Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe that energy known as Qi circulates throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. Good health is maintained as this energy flows freely throughout these channels. If this flow is disrupted, pain or illness can occur. Traditional acupuncture works to restore normal function by stimulating specific points along the meridians which facilitates circulation of Qi and restores overall balance within the body.

What conditions can benefit from Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine?

There are numerous applications in which Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can be applied:

Issues of the Mind and Body:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Sciatica & back pain
  • Neck, knee and/or facial pain and stiffness
  • oakville acupunctureFrozen shoulder - when the shoulder is painful and there is loss of motion due to inflammation
  • Tennis / Golfer Elbow
  • Acute and chronic pain relief
  • Rheumatoid (leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues) and other forms of arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Neuralgia - pain in one or more nerves caused by a change in neurological structure
  • Muscle spasms - sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles
  • TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Disorder - symptoms include headaches, jaw clicking, ear pain, dizziness and/or tinnitus
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Bursitis - painful inflammation of the bursa, a pad like sac found in areas subject to friction
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Dizziness

Issues with Overall Health and Disorders:

  • Allergies and sinus problems
  • Dysentery - an inflammatory disorder of the intestine, especially of the colon, that results in severe diarrhea
  • Sleep disorders - such as snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias (disruptive sleep) etc.
  • Epigastralgia - pain in the gastric region
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fertility/Infertility
  • Reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Biliary colic - known as Gallstones, hard pebble-like deposits form inside the gallbladder causing pain
  • Abnormal blood pressure - hypo and hypertension
  • Bell’s Palsy - a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerves
  • Asthma - chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways
  • Shingles - an infection caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox
  • Quitting smoking

Issues Specific to Women:

  • Menstrual problems
  • PMS
  • Irregular; heavy and/or painful periods
  • Menopause
  • Induction of labour
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness
  • Uterine fibroids - benign (non-cancerous) tumors that form on the wall of a woman's uterus
  • Endometriosis - disorder where the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus and on other organs
  • IVF support - In vitro fertilisation

 

 

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