Chinese Medicine is a full service medicine that can treat a great variety of ailments by addressing each person as an individual. Unlike Western Medicine, it does not treat or cure diseases.
Disease mechanisms are an entirely Western Medical concept.
Patients often identify themselves with these diseases, i.e. “I am diabetic.” You are not a disease! Diseases have become generalized labels that cover everyone with similar symptoms.
Patients most often inquire if Chinese Medicine treats a specific symptom, such as headaches. This is not a simple question because your headache is unique to you. Chinese Medicine takes into account a wide range of information from the patient’s body and mind. Your acupuncturist uses this information to create a holistic picture specific to each individual. A treatment plan is developed that best fits this presentation.
So can acupuncture treat your headaches? The simple answer yes. Acupuncture can make your headaches go away. The true answer is that you and the acupuncturist will discover why you are having headaches and treat your entire body accordingly.
What else can acupuncture help? Patients who suffer from these issues have found relief with acupuncture-
- Neuromuscular pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Effects of chemotherapy
- Obstetrics and gynecology