Conditions Treated

Neurological conditions treated include: chemically or physically mediated neuralgia or neuropathy. Classical Chinese Medicine began a number of millennia ago and continues to develop to this day. We have been able to learn and take from the spectacular advances in Western scientific research to develop new, more effective protocols. Such an example is Wrist and Ankle acupuncture developed specifically for peripheral neuropathy. Post stroke therapy has proven to be very effective for aphasia and Bell’s palsy. Acupuncture and herbs are commonly used in treatment for basic headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, and certainly general pain anywhere in the body.

In the West, Chinese medicine first became popular for musculo - skeletal issues and has been part of sports medicine for quite some time. Because Classical Chinese medicine is holistic in nature it takes into account not just a torn cartilage in a knee or  a frozen shoulder, but rather the body as a whole thereby avoiding referred damage or damage caused by the healthy body part compensating for the injured part. In such cases topical herbal liniments are often used. Also techniques like cupping or gua sha are used to relieve pain and re-establish range of movement.

Digestive issues are rampant in the hustle and bustle of the 21st century. Acupuncture and Herbal medicine are extremely effective for both acute and chronic presentations. There are a number of clinical studies affirming the benefit of Classical Chinese Medicine for Chrons or IBS and the associated symptoms of diarrhea, gas bloating, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain and constipation. Being holistic, Classical Chinese medicine works on both the presenting symptom as well as the underlying causes.

Conditions of the eyes, ears, nose and throat are effectively treated with Classical Chinese medicine. Poor vision, general eye dryness and redness, simple cataracts, swelling and pain are all treatable with herbs and acupuncture. Hearing acuity issues, tinnitus, otitis media and nervous deafness are common presentations at the clinic.  Respiratory disorders from common colds to flu and virus can be taken care of with Classical Chinese medicine. Allergies both seasonal and chronic, rhinitis and asthma are well healed though herbal medicine and acupuncture.

Classical Chinese medicine has proven extremely effective in gynecological considerations. Conditions treated include Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, menopause signs and symptoms such as dryness, and hot flashes, endometriosis, and dysplasia. Herbs and acupuncture are powerful adjuncts obstetrics. Classical Chinese medicine is useful in all stages from fertility issues to maintaining a healthy pregnancy, birthing and post partum conditions such as depression and mastitis.

Although the paradigm of Classical Chinese medicine does not talk in terms of Western clinical diagnosis, it has been successfully used to treat the signs and symptoms of s liver and kidney diseases, diabetes, and the side effects of chemo therapy for cancer. Classical Chinese medicine in principal does not treat a disease but rather the presenting symptoms and more importantly the individual.

Because of the mind body spirit connection of Classical Chinese Medicine it is an excellent paradigm for treating psycho-emotional conditions. There is wide spread trend to overprescribe anti anxiety medications to deal with the standard trials and tribulations of the 21st century. CCM is not emergency treatment, however it can be successfully used (with your doctor’s knowledge) to lessen or stop medications. It is effective for trauma, insomnia, anxiety, and general nervousness.

The general benefits of Classical Chinese medicine health care include: increased vitality and energy, stress reduction and deep relaxation, skin rejuvenation, general detoxification, regulation of heart rate and blood pressure, and overall strengthening and stabilizing of the immune system.