Acupuncture stimulation of the sacral vertebra, lower abdomen, and leg for patients with overactive bladders resulting in stress and urge incontinence.
Sun Si Miao (c. 7th century) developed the concept of “Phlegm” as the cause of mental disorders, it’s treatment is said to transcend space and time!
The use of ghost points has been changed in modern Chinese medicine to mean “points used in the treatment of mood disorders” however, this is not the original meaning. The original intent of the points was to treat a literal invasion by a ghost.
Furthermore, there are other and more complex treatments for ghosts, besides Sun Si Miao’s 13 ghost points, and the spirit world is indeed deep and mysterious in the ancient Chinese medical traditions.
Cupping is a type of bodywork therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction, like an inverse of massage.The suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force, or vital energy. Cupping helps balance yin and yang within the body. RestoringContinue reading “Cupping therapy”
If you are suffering from any of the following, you may have referred pain from the upper trapezius trigger points: Headaches on the temples or tension headaches, facial, temple, or jaw pain, pain behind the eye, dizziness or vertigo (in conjunction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle), severe neck pain, a stiff neck, or limited range-of-motion andContinue reading “Trigger points and referred pain”
Overactive bladder affects 16-18% of the US adult population with a higher incidence in the elderly. The expense to the healthcare system is approximately $12 billion annually. Incontinence is responsible for up to 10% of nursing home admissions for people adding an adding an additional $6 billion. Incontinence is a condition that can lead toContinue reading “Acupuncture in the treatment of Urologic issues”
Acupuncture is rooted in the belief that everyone has an energy force called Qi When the Qi is blocked or unbalanced, your body may respond with pain and illness. Traditional acupuncturists aim to free up the acupuncture channels, by inserting extremely thin needles into specific points in your body’s meridians. Based on your specific diagnosis,Continue reading “Herniated discs and acupuncture”
PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, has had many different names throughout history, names such as shell shock, battle fatigue, and soldiers heart. Many of these names recognize trauma from war as a cause for PTSD, however, the current definition of PTSD has expanded to include trauma that comes from any other acutely shocking event, asContinue reading “Acupuncture and PTSD”
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia.” ~ Wikipedia Moxa is an ancient form of heat therapy that originated in China, and it uses the leavesContinue reading “What is moxa”
Dry needling is a style of acupuncture that focuses on just the acupuncture points known as trigger points. Dry needling is more geared towards neuro-anatomical needling techniques and placement rather than traditional acupuncture point locations that take the whole body, mind and spirit into account. The term “trigger point” is used to describe anContinue reading “Trigger Points and Dry Needling”