Midland Acupuncture Specialties

Pain

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine all pain is due to the blockage of the flow of Blood and Qi. Acupuncture can remove the blockage and eliminates the root cause of the pain. By inserting fine, sterile needles at specific points, it is able to break up blockages that have hampered the smooth flow of Qi. Once this is done, Qi can travel to every cell, tissue, organ and muscle, promoting pain-free health.

Acupuncture is an extremely powerful and effective approach to treat pain because it decreases pain levels as it stimulates the body’s healing response. Acupuncture resolves pain by affecting several pathways and healing responses at the same time:

  • Raise endorphin levels and diminish the nervous system’s pain response
  • Increase circulation to the local area
  • Decrease inflammation and swelling
  • Relax muscles and stop spasms

For most of acute pain, acupuncture relieves pain in 1-3 treatments and the response of the body to acupuncture for chronic pain may be longer.

 

Digestive Disorder

It is estimated that approximately 62 million Americans experience the digestive problems on a regular basis which can cause concentration difficulties, fatigue, dry skin, hair loss, anemia, muscle cramps, low energy, and weight change. People with digestive disorders are suffering from symptoms like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heart burn, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, etc. Conditions may range from mild to serious. Some common problems include Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and irritable bowl syndrome.

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for digestive imbalance as well as a wide range of medical conditions. Acupuncture is effective in treating most digestive disorders including: Bacterial infections, peptic ulcers, heartburn, gastrointestinal tract bleeding, inflammatory conditions, and irritable bowel syndrome.

 

How Can Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Help Digestive Disorders?

  • Increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation
  • Reduce gastric acid secretion
  • Enhance immune system and increase blood circulation in gastrointestinal tract
  • Reduce inflammation and abdominal cramping
  • Managing chemotherapy medication digestive side effects and digestive symptoms following anesthesia

While traditional Chinese medicine experts believe that acupuncture can help release the blocked-up energy flowing in the meridians, which can aid your organs in correcting imbalances in the digestion and absorption process. Combined with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture can nourish related organs, minimize symptoms and contribute to medication-free digestive system health maintenance.

 

Infertility

Approximately 2.5 million American couples suffer from infertility. The cause of infertility may stem from either partner. About 60% of infertility cases are due to female conditions, while 40 % are due to male conditions. In either case, it can be extremely heartbreaking. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers hope to the couple by establishing harmony within the entire body. Not only does TCM improve the probability of becoming pregnant and having a healthier baby. It also serves to enhance the function of the whole body. This holistic approach provides the key to unlocking unlimited potential in healing.

In TCM, we believe conception will occur when Yin, Yang, Chi, and Blood in the channels are harmonized, when there is a peaceful Shen (spirit), and when kidney Jing (essence) is abundant and strong. Together, these aspects are the foundation of overall health and the root of conception. The causes of infertility are ovulation problems, endometriosis, tubal factor, hormonal imbalance, unexplained infertility, poor ovarian reserve function, thin endometrium, irregular period, poor egg quality, premature ovarian failure, amenorrhea, habitual miscarriage, abnormally shaped uterus, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), male factor, etc. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine provide a non-invasive, holistic approach to reversing infertility and has a surprising success rate of 65% among infertility in women. This is a very high number considering that many women discover the acupuncture rate in their search for infertility solutions. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also be used in combination with other Western medical treatments, such as IVF and IUI to increase a couple’s chance of conception. In research 42% of patients that received both IVF and acupuncture became pregnant while in the IVF group 26% conceived.

We specialize in the treatment of reproductive enhancement and recognize that every person and couple having difficulty conceiving need individualized treatment. We thoroughly examine your overall health to pinpoint where imbalances are, then develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for you.

 

How Can Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Help infertility?

  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Increase blood flow improves endometrial lining
  • Help produce more follicles
  • Improves egg(ova) quality
  • Reduces high FSH and high Estradiol(E2)
  • Regulates endocrine hormone levels
  • Reduces the chance of miscarriage
  • Regulates thyroid hormone levels
  • Improves immune function and primary metabolism
  • Help relief stress, anxiety and depression
  • Increase the success rate of IVF and IUI
  • Improves sperm count, motility and quality

We believe the reason for the higher success rate in our clinic with couples who use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is because the holistic treatment completely balances the body’s Chi flow, balances the hormonal system, and encourages the body to do what it wants to do naturally conceive.

 

Emotional Well-being

Emotional health has a huge impact on our daily life. Physical health and mental health affect each other mutually. What we eat and how we exercise affects our moods. Emotional changes can affect internal organs of the body, and sometimes even result in physical problems. Our emotions are always changing. This is completely normal. However, support is needed to help us get our emotions back into balance when the changes prone or start to threaten our health.

Acupuncture is an natural therapy that addresses the whole person, it is not only used for physical health concerns, but also very effective at emotional concerns. Acupuncturists focus on finding out the energy imbalance, so that they can select special acupuncture points to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.

Researches shows that acupuncture treatment is able to stimulate releasing endogenous endorphins to relieve pain. And it also can regulate serotonin levels in the brain to calm and uplifted mood. Studies also indicate that acupuncture relieves stress by encouraging the central nervous system to shift out of sympathetic “fight or flight” mode, into parasympathetic “rest and relax” mode. Most people feel very relaxed during and after treatment.

According to many clinical experiences, acupuncture is believed to be helpful for the treatment of emotional problems such as:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Withdrawal symptoms during addiction recovery

 

Smoking Cessation

Most experts agree that quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. More than 25 diseases are associated with tobacco use. It also raises the chances of developing emphysema or increases the risks of having a stroke by 30%. There is plenty of incentive to quit, but it isn’t necessarily easy. The good news is that acupuncture has helped millions of people to overcome their addictions and stay smoke-free. The acupuncture treatment to quit smoking involves the insertion of needles on ear and body points that are related with the cranial nerve of the central nervous system. This induces the production of endorphins (a brain chemical involved in producing pain relief and pleasure). These agents are believed to block your “pleasure response” to tobacco, stopping the addiction and the withdrawal syndrome. Many people are able to greatly reduce or quit after only one treatment, but our experience is that it is very easy to pick up the habit again within a couple of weeks. This is why we recommend a minimum of three treatments. In addition, using acupuncture to quit smoking yields enormous benefits. Aside from addressing the key problems that can cause you to resume the habit, acupuncture can help restore your body and its systems to a healthy balance. If you are ready to become smoke-free, acupuncture can provide you with the support you need. Also it helps people recover from drugs and alcohol problems.

Acupuncture and Herbs have been used for nearly four thousand years to treat almost every ailment that afflicts mankind. At Midland Acupuncture we will talk through your options and get you back on your feet and feeling great.