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Using Acupuncture to Treat Liver & Kidney Health: Why it Works

Using Acupuncture to Treat Liver & Kidney Health: Why it Works

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults (an estimated 37 million). And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 4.5 million adults have been diagnosed with liver disease. Those are some sobering statistics, but did you know that acupuncture has a proven track record of effectively dealing with kidney and liver disease?  continue reading »

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How are we different from other acupuncture clinics?

Many acupuncturists practice what is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. At AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, I practice a more modern form of acupuncture which falls under the umbrella of medical acupuncture, neurofunctional acupuncture, sports acupuncture, and orthopedic acupuncture. My styles of acupuncture combine many traditional therapies and concepts but with a more modern scientific approach to the human body, the nervous system and their responses to pain, disease and dysfunction. At AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, I utilize electro acupuncture in most of my treatments because I believe in the power of the human body to modulate, enhance or trigger the production and secretion of various neurochemicals to regulate physiology. Similar to a TCM practitioner, I seek to treat the root of your problem(s) whether they be musculoskeletal, autoimmune, gastrointestinal or respiratory in nature.

 

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Is acupuncture painful?

In short, no, acupuncture is not painful. The fact that acupuncture involves needles automatically gives people the impression that it’s going to be painful, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, approximately 20 acupuncture needles can fit into the tip of a common hypodermic needle. Pretty crazy, huh? But yes, acupuncture needles are sharp so people usually feel the initial pinch when it pierces the skin, but sensations of actual pain are highly uncommon and should not be experienced during any of your treatments here at AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine. Other common sensations that you can expect to feel during a session are dullness, heaviness, pressure, distension and occasional soreness.

 

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Benefits of Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Benefits of Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Bringing a child into the world is one of life’s greatest gifts. But, along with the anticipation of that little bundle of joy, often comes some physical challenges and discomfort that can make for a long nine months. Did you know that acupuncture has been shown to address several issues that come up during pregnancy? Here’s what to know about the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy and what the research actually says is true. continue reading »

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Putting Your Best Face Forward with Facial Acupuncture

Putting Your Best Face Forward with Facial Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture might sound like too much to try (you’re going to put needles in my face?), but it really is beneficial to overall health and wellness. In a cosmetic facial acupuncture practice, the practitioner uses acupuncture points on the body to treat the underlying patterns of disharmony and local face points to address facial symptoms. Facial acupuncture is typically not done as a standalone treatment, rather it works best as part of a whole body approach to wellness. continue reading »

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