Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at One Medical
Acupuncture is based on the premise that patterns of energy flow through the body and are essential for good health. Disruptions in the flow of energy are believed to be responsible for health imbalances. Acupuncture involves the stimulation of anatomical locations on the skin by a variety of procedures, such as needling and moxibustion. In addition, acupuncturists often recommend specialized exercises and herbal formulas. Today, more than 1 million people in the United States use acupuncture for the treatment of conditions such a nausea, addiction, pain, digestive issues, fatigue, pulmonary problems, skin conditions, gynecological disorders, fertility, stress, insomnia and anxiety.
Herbal medicines used in traditional Chinese Medicine are the historical ancestors of many of the prescription drugs we use today. Herbal medicines may be made from the whole plant or from parts of the plant such as bark, fruit, stem, root or seed. They may be purchased in fresh, dried, tincture, pill or capsule format. Traditionally, herbs have been helpful in treating a variety of ailments including pain, gastrointestinal imbalances, depression, fatigue, stress and reproductive disorders. Herbs also provide immune enhancement and promotion of overall good health. Your herbalist will recommend specific formulas appropriate to your individual conditions and constitution.