Sunday, September 23, 2012

Acupuncture For Acid Reflux, Nausea and Vomiting

In Chinese Acupuncture acid reflux, nausea, vomiting and even hiccups are direct results of an imbalanced weak stomach. These pathologies are mainly of the stomach, but other organs and their associated meridians can also affect and cause these pathologies, but the stomach is the main focus.

The term most acupuncturists use to describe these issues is rebellious stomach qi/energy, a healthy strong stomach allows for its qi to descend downward. When there is a deficiency or excess affecting the stomach then the energy goes up and rebels against its natural pathway.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Acupuncture for Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a strong dull or burning ache that runs down the posterior (back) or lateral (side) sides of ones leg, which may also cause weakness, numbness or tingling in the area. The Sciatic nerve runs down both legs from the lower back. The Sciatica pain can be caused by pressure that gets pushed onto the Sciatic nerve from a slipped disc, or it can be caused by an inflamed or tight piriformis muscle in the buttocks, a tumor, or an injury.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Acupuncture For Depression

Warning: Do not drink alcohol if you are taking anti-depressant medication, it may exaggerate the feelings of depression.

A little alcohol in general is actually healthy for you, but it is also toxic to the body especially combined with the effects of any anti-depressant medication. In Chinese medicine depression is attributed to the liver and heart, which can then cause issues in the lungs, kidneys and spleen. Since the liver is one of the main organs attributed to depression, taking a toxic medicinal substance (anti-depressant) plus alcohol gives the liver a lot of work to do, which over time can weaken it along with all the other organs in the body.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Acupuncture and Mother Nature for Cold and Flu Season

September is upon us and the transition into autumn is happening, we can feel it in the air, see it in the leaves and for some of us feel it in our noses.  This time of year is a perfect time to look into natural ways to boost the immune system. Both Mother Nature and Acupuncture can be used to greatly boost the immune system and resolve cold and flu symptoms, along with reducing the risk of catching one.