Daisy Acupuncture uses the complementary discipline of medical acupuncture to treat various conditions.
Medical acupuncture is an adaptation of classical Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and the principles of evidence based medicine. Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western Medicine who has also received specialty training in acupuncture.
Conditions Treated By Medical Acupuncture
Medical acupuncture is a system of treatment which can have a beneficial impact on one’s health and wellness, prevention of disease, and in the treatment of many medical problems. Medical acupuncture can be effective as the primary treatment modality or as an adjuvant to other medical interventions.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in a wide array of medical problems:
Digestive disorders: gastritis, spastic colon, IBS, constipation, diarrhea
Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat, bronchitis, recurrent infections
Psychological disorders: stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, drug dependence, smoking cessation, weight loss, insomnia
Skin disorders: allergies, rash
Rheumatological disorders: Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis
Neurological disorders: headaches, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, facial tics, neuropathy, carpal tunnel, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, CRPS, MS
Musculoskeletal disorders: FM, neck pain, Low back pain, chest wall pain, sciatica, hip and knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain
Urinary, Menstrual and Fertility disorders
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality which encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is accomplished by placing fine needles in very precise acupuncture points. Medical acupuncture embodies our current understanding of neuromuscular anatomy while embracing the traditional Chinese notion of a subtle circulation network of a vivifying force called Qi ( pronounced “chee”) or vital energy.
What Is Qi?
Qi animates the mind and body. It protects us from illness and disease. Our health is dependent on the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. In classical Chinese terms, Qi flows via specific pathways through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body providing nourishment to every living cell, organ, gland and tissues in the body.
An obstruction in the movement on these “energy rivers” or blockage of the flow of Qi, can be detrimental to ones health and manifest as illness, pain, or disease. Flow of energy through the meridians can be influenced by needling acupuncture points. The acupuncture needles unblock the obstruction and reestablish regular energy flow. Acupuncture treatment can therefore assist the body internal organs to correct and improve imbalances in digestion, absorption, and energy metabolism.
Why Use Needles?
The contemporary scientific explanation is that needling acupuncture points stimulates the peripheral and central nervous systems to release chemicals in the surrounding tissues including muscle, spinal cord and brain. These active chemicals play an important role in pain modulation and perception. In addition, a cascade of neurotransmitters, vasoactive peptides, and hormones are released which influence the human bodies own internal system of checks and balances.
Medical acupuncture is a system of treatment which can have a beneﬁcial impact on one’s health and wellness, prevention of disease, and in the treatment of many medical problems. Medical acupuncture can be eﬀective as the primary treatment modality or as an adjuvant to other medical interventions.