Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy through Acupuncture
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
2d ago
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy. The NIH also notes that it is particularly common among those suffering from diabetes. Let’s discuss what is peripheral neuropathy and what can acupuncture help to relieve its symptoms. Peripheral Neuropathy Defined Medical professionals define peripheral neuropathy as a disease affecting the nerves that causes weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and hands. Symptoms vary but can include tingling and/or numbness in the hands and feet, sharp, stabbing pain ..read more
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Exploring Electroacupuncture: A Modern Approach to Traditional Healing
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
4d ago
While you might be familiar with what acupuncture is, have you ever heard of electroacupuncture? Just like traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture uses needles on various acupuncture points. Let’s discuss the difference that comes with electroacupuncture, a small electrode is attached to the needles which allows a small amount of electricity to pass through, giving a slight vibration or low hum during treatment. Electroacupuncture treatments can also be a bit shorter because the electrodes activate the acupuncture points more quickly than traditional methods. Another benefit is that it can ..read more
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Healthy Weight Management with Acupuncture
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
5d ago
Different weight loss drugs and diets are always coming into and out of fashion as different celebrities endorse different programs and plans. If you are looking for a long-term, drug-free solution, acupuncture just might be the perfect fit for you.  What acupuncture does is regulate the flow of qi, or energy, throughout the body, bringing everything back into balance. It is used to manage a variety of health conditions, many of which contribute to weight gain. Helping you to manage stress, chronic pain, migraines, allergies, etc., can then help you with weight loss. At your first appoint ..read more
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The 12 Meridians of the Body Explained
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
1w ago
The meridian system is a phrase that comes up often during acupuncture treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that energy (also referred to as qi) flows throughout the body much like blood does. When this flow of energy becomes disrupted, symptoms and disease can occur. Acupuncture and other forms of Eastern medicine work to restore the flow of energy throughout the body using the meridian system. Let’s discuss the 12 meridians of the body.  Meridians are channels that direct the flow of energy through specific pathways of the body. Think of it like a superhighway the energy in ..read more
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Can Acupuncture Heal Trauma?
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
1w ago
Trauma can be emotional or physical and carries a weight with it for those who suffer from a traumatic event and the longer post-traumatic stress that can come from it. Fortunately, we live in a time where help is available. Since acupuncture subscribes to the whole mind/body/spirit healing approach to balancing energy and achieving complete wellness, it makes sense that acupuncture could be a helpful tool to treating various forms of trauma and its impact on both the mind and body. So, can acupuncture heal trauma? A paper from Boston University by Danielle Rousseau explained it well: “The way ..read more
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How Can Acupuncture Treat Leaky Gut Syndrome?
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
2w ago
There are a variety of gastrointestinal and autoimmune diseases that can contribute to what is known as leaky gut syndrome. So, what exactly is leaky gut syndrome? It’s close to exactly what it sounds like. Each one of us has semi-permeable guts. What that means is the mucous lining of our intestines is designed to absorb water and nutrients from our food. Your intestinal lining is responsible for acting as a barrier to bacteria. With leaky gut syndrome, your intestinal lining “leaks” allowing more water and nutrients through, but also potentially allowing toxic molecules to come through as we ..read more
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What Are The Benefits of Acupuncture?
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
3w ago
This is the time of year when many are looking to start (or restart) their wellness routines. Self-care Saturdays may have fallen by the wayside during the holiday season and now is the time to get back on track. As you examine your health goals and wellness priorities this year, have you considered adding acupuncture to your wellness routine? If not, here’s why you should and some things to consider to set yourself up for success. Let’s discuss the benefits of acupuncture. Acupuncture provides numerous health benefits from a holistic approach to wellness. It’s a non-pharmacological approach t ..read more
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Does Acupuncture Treat Heart Disease?
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
1M ago
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. And ethnicity doesn’t matter, as people of all racial and ethnic groups are impacted. With such serious statistics, many might wonder what treatment options are available. Did you know that acupuncture can help with treating heart disease, as well as many of its contributing factors? Let’s discuss acupuncture for heart disease.  Whether as a solo treatment or in combination with other traditional medical treatments, acupuncture is a great option ..read more
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Why You Should Choose Acupuncture to Treat Fibromyalgia
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
1M ago
According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia is one of the most chronic pain conditions. They say, “the disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3%-6% of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women (75%-90% of people who have fibromyalgia are women), it also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups.” Here’s why you should choose acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia.  Acupuncture for the treatment of fibromyalgia has increased in popularity in recent years, especially as more research has demonstrated the benefi ..read more
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Can Acupuncture Help with PTSD Symptoms?
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by New York State License Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture
1M ago
While commonly connected to those who have served in the military, post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, can impact anyone who has suffered from violence or emotional trauma. The National Institute of Mental Health defines PTSD this way, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor.” According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approximately 12 million adults in the U.S. suffer from PTSD during a given year. Can Acupuncture Help with PTSD Symptoms? Research has shown that ..read more
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