Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture, as part of Chinese Medicine, is a complete Healthcare system that can be used to treat anything and everything.
It is a safe, trusted modality that has been used with great efficacy for thousands of years. In recent years, numerous studies have shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment for dozens of health conditions and are recognized by the World Health Organization, among other health organization, as a safe and highly effective treatment.
Here are some of the health conditions that I have treated with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Food sensitivities, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, GERD, gastritis, IBS, colitis, Crohn’s, hemorrhoids, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, hiccups.
In Chinese Medicine, the health of the digestive system is essential to the proper functioning of all other systems in the body. That is because it is the place where food is transformed into “Qi” (energy) used for building blocks in the body, and where waste products are eliminated on a regular basis. Digestive symptoms such as heartburn or bloating, indicate that there are imbalances which must be corrected or the entire body gradually suffers the consequences.

Chinese Medicine incorporates a nutritional approach along with acupuncture and Chinese herbs to regulate and restore normal function. Treatment is individualized according to each patient’s particular symptom pattern in order to maximize results. This means that many persons who have been diagnosed with “IBS” by Western doctors, may all receive a different acupuncture treatment because no individual’s condition is exactly the same as another’s.

Incontinence, urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, prostatitis/BPH.

Infertility, menstrual issues (irregular, heavy or painful), PMS, PCOS, problems during pregnancy (nausea, pain, breech presentation), postpartum (insufficient lactation, depression), menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, dryness, palpitations, insomnia).

Gynecology is a huge part of Traditional Chinese Medicine because of the way it helps to regulate normal cycles, clear infections, support fertility and assist with menopause. Acupuncture can address symptoms by regulating the flow of blood and adjusting hormonal problems which are often associated. By correcting imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, following recommended dietary changes, and adjusting exercise regimens (in some cases), the body can get back to its normal rhythm.

You can enjoy pain-free periods, lack of PMS, and happily reclaim your healthy cycle. Chinese Medicine views menopause as a naturally occurring process of transition, rather than a disease, and recognizes that many symptoms are simply indications of imbalances deep within the body.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer a safe, natural, drug-free and effective way to address menopause. This brings the body back into balance, while calming the nervous system, reducing stress, and alleviating irritability, insomnia, hot flashes, and night sweats. Treatment supports the innate healing abilities of the body while providing the building blocks needed to calm, nourish, regain balance and feel like yourself again!

IUI, IVF, PCOS, low ovarian reserve, unexplained infertility, support during egg freezing process, male infertility (sperm motility or morphology issues).

In China, infertility has been treated for thousands of years through a combination of therapies that address the whole person rather than their reproductive system in isolation. This “holistic” view meant that physical, mental and emotional elements of a person’s profile needed to be addressed to achieve maximum results.

In today’s modern world, Western sciences are identifying more and more useful ways to integrate these Eastern practices to increase the potential for successful conception. One of the most important findings was the Swedish study that proved uterine blood flow could be positively changed in 100% of the study participants who received 8 acupuncture treatments! (Human Reproduction, Vol.11, No.6, 1996). As acupuncture has been added to treatment plans by reproductive specialists here in the west, other benefits are gaining recognition as well. These include a reduction in the stress responses of the body, decreased anxiety with better sleep patterns, less irritability and emotional swings, changes in FSH and hormonal imbalances, more energy and an overall feeling of well-being. This demonstrates that the strong body-mind connection in Chinese medicine can create both emotional and physical changes as the body reaches a better state of balance.

Many thousands of people today choose acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine’s “mind-body” approach as an adjunctive therapy to their medical treatments for infertility. It is a gentle, painless therapy which not only has positive effects on blood flow, hormone regulation, and other physical imbalances but also positively affects the emotional elements so often apparent on the path to pregnancy. Sherri individualizes treatment to each person’s needs and is known by her patients for her gentle approach and empathetic manner.

Asthma, allergies, COPD, emphysema, colds, influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia, cough.

Chronic and acute sinusitis, earache, nasal inflammation or dryness, laryngitis, tonsillitis, frequent colds, rhinitis.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very helpful in treating these conditions because it assists the body in clearing the blockages which are causing the distress. Acupuncture strengthens the immune system, and brings proper energy and circulation to areas of the head, as it supports the body in clearing up the congestion and inflammation more quickly and without harsh medications.

Many Chinese herbs have anti-viral, antibiotic and phlegm-resolving properties, which can assist in opening the sinuses, reducing pain, clearing the ears and soothing the throat. Herbs are chosen carefully according to the symptomatic pattern presenting and can provide relief without any unpleasant side-effects.

TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, vertigo, headache/migraine, toothache, gum disease.

Arthritis, headaches/migraines, low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, sciatica, plantar fasciitis , sprains, strains, muscle cramps, fibromyalgia, injuries.

Acupuncture works to reduce pain by bringing circulation to the affected area, reducing inflammation, and promoting the release of endorphins which are the body’s natural pain relieving chemicals.

Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain and promote healing. Unlike other methods of handling these conditions, there are no side-effects, and the relief can be permanent because it addresses the energy blockages causing the discomfort. That is why national and international health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend acupuncture for resolving pain in all parts of the body.

Neuropathy, shingles, post-stroke weakness, restless leg syndrome, neuralgia, migraine.

Neuropathy, shingles, post-stroke weakness, restless leg syndrome, neuralgia, migraine.

Stress can be the cause of a wide variety of symptoms, including insomnia, palpitations, indigestion or high blood pressure. How stress manifests in an individual often depends on a person’s physical and emotional constitution. But many times, several of these symptoms occur together, making the overall condition much more intolerable. When a person is stressed, the parasympathetic nervous system switches on, which puts the body in a state of distress (“fight or flight”).

In the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this is known to produce an imbalance in the energy systems of the heart and liver. This does not mean those organs are diseased, but the imbalance triggers symptoms in much the same way as a problem in a circuit will cause a trouble light to go on. Symptoms of anxiety and insomnia, are simply warning signals that things are out of balance. Because the focus of acupuncture is to bring things back into balance, these issues can be resolved easily without harsh medications which may ultimately cause more problems.

Acupuncture has been proven to be a great stress reliever in many studies because of its calming effect on the nervous system. Through acupuncture and the assistance of Chinese herbs, the body is supported and the energetic integrity of the organ systems can be maintained because the treatment addresses the root cause of the symptoms. Although it cannot change an irritating boss or a work deadline, it helps the body to relax more, adapt more easily and not get out of balance so quickly. This in turn, creates better quality sleep, less anxiety or irritability, and a feeling of well-being.

Alcohol, nicotine, drug (including opioid), food.

Nausea, vomiting and pain (postoperative or with chemotherapy), chronic pain, complications of diabetes, immune system deficiency.

Fatigue, palpitations, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, skin problems, autoimmune diseases.