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What conditions can you treat?

Traditional Chinese Medicine can and has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments because it sees disease much differently than Conventional Medicine. Using a biochemical model, Conventional Medicine requires knowing the disease’s exact chemical problem to develop a chemical solution. Hence it takes many many years of research in labs to discovery the precise chemical problem, if there is any, and to develop a chemical treatment i.e. drug. However, the body is complex and has millions of compounds circulating throughout. So any drug must be tested and has the potential of interrupting chemical balance in the body.

TCM sees the body as a self regulating system with the ability to self-heal and see most diseases as imbalance resulted from overwhelming the body’s recovering ability. Therefore the goal of medicine is to restore balance in the system. Because TCM sees disease and medicine in such a holistic perspective, a much wider range of illnesses can be treated, including many “unexplained” illnesses.

In our practice, we find the following conditions respond particularly well to TCM:

  • Digestive
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Indigestion
    • Acid Reflux
    • Vomit / Nausea
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Respiratory
    • Common Cold and Flu (especially prolonged)
    • Persistent Cough
    • Sinusitis
    • Asthma
  • Musculoskeletal
    • Lower Back Pain or Stiffness
    • Cervical Pain or Stiffness
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Sports and Other Injuries
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Spinal Imbalances
  • Autoimmune
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Ankylosis Spondylitis
    • Sjogren’s Syndrome
    • Psoriasis
  • Neurological and Psychological
    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Meniere’s Disease
    • Post-stroke Recovery
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
  • Miscellaneous
    • Obesity / Weight Loss
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Addiction
  • Pain Management
  • Gynecological
    • Menstrual Pain
    • Menstrual Irregularities
    • Infertility (no anatomical abnormalities)
    • Menopause

There are many many more conditions not listed. You may also check World Health Organization’s list of treatable conditions.  Please keep in mind that list only covers acupuncture and does not include Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each person must be evaluated individually because in TCM, we see people with illnesses not the other way around.

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