Conditions Treated


Why We Can Help

People often have back pain, joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, or pain elsewhere in the body because they often have additional problems causing the pain. Five basic organs control different systems that affect the entire body, including emotions. Imbalances like anger and depression can occur because of a liver, oxygen, or blood flow deficiency.

We find and treat the root cause of  health problems. Many doctors only treat symptoms and pain with harmful medications or unnecessary surgeries never finding the root cause. We do not take that approach. Below are some common conditions we successfully treat. It is by no means an exhaustive list.


Arthritis:

Rheumatoid arthritis is among the most debilitating of all forms, causing joints to ache and throb and eventually become deformed.  Sometimes these symptoms make even the simplest activities difficult to manage.

Unlike osteoarthritis, which results from wear and tear on your joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition.  The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but it’s believed to be the body’s immune system attacking the tissue that lines your joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common in women than in men and generally strikes between the ages of 20 and 50.  But rheumatoid arthritis can also affect young children and adults older than age 50.

Rheumatoid arthritis usually causes problems in several joints at the same time.  Early in rheumatoid arthritis, the joints in your wrists, hands, feet and knees are the ones most often affected.  As the disease progresses, your shoulders, elbows, hips, jaw and neck can become involved.  It generally affects both sides of your body at the same time.

Acupuncture treatment and the use of our hi-tech energy machine will help with pain.  The doctors will help balance the patient’s emotional condition, circulation, and anti inflammation.

  • This will help the swollen bones become smaller.
  • We will take away all the poison from the bones to heal all joints.
  • Provide correct exercises for the patient to do.
  • Medication (herbal) will be necessary to help mental balance.

Ascites:

Natural herbs and acupuncture can help with the commonly-experienced side effects of cancer treatments.  Pain during cancer, ascites, coughing, fevers, and diarrhea can be improved by getting acupuncture treatment.  It is a natural approach and an absolute safe therapy.


Anxiety:

If you often feel very anxious without reason and your worries disrupt your daily life, you may have anxiety disorder.  Anxiety disorder causes excessive or unrealistic anxiety and worry — well beyond what’s appropriate for a situation.

Living with anxiety disorder can be difficult, but treatment is available.  Medications and psychotherapy can help ease symptoms, and you can learn healthy coping skills to manage anxiety disorder and take back your life.  Signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder can vary in combination or severity. 

 Through medical reports and our own special diagnosis, the doctors determine the underlying imbalance which causes the anxiety of each individual patient and they will help relieve the discomfort or pain to any part of the body, which is caused by anxiety disorder symptoms.


Auto Accident Injuries:

Acupuncture has been used increasingly for treating a wide variety of painful conditions.  Treatment with acupuncture has proven to be of great benefit to those suffering whiplash, neck, or back injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.  Acupuncture treatment may reduce anxiety and emotional discomfort that often accompanies traumatic accidents.  Acupuncture has also been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health for treating a wide variety of conditions including chronic pain and muscle spasms.


Massage:
Massage causes a general relaxation of the client’s muscles and helps to relieve  muscular pain in common types of whiplash injuries.  In addition, massage increases the amount of oxygen that reaches the healing tissues and opens those tissues so they can receive oxygen and nutrients, thus speeding the healing process.  Specific bodywork methods ease acute whiplash discomfort and help prevent chronic fallout.


Back Pain:

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Depression:

Acupuncture is commonly used to help understand the reasons for depression and suicidal ideas.  It helps the patient to increase interest in positive ways through the use of meditation.

It helps the patient want to involve themselves in positive activities.

Acupuncture is used as an effective way to change the patient’s energy by using our Hi-Tech Vibronic Energy machine.  This will assist in verifying mental state connected with the depression.  Acupuncture can be used on special vital points which can remove negative feelings.  Natural herbal formulas can also help — without the (sometimes debilitating) side effects of psychoactive medication.


Diabetes:

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, irregular food intake in the form of over-consumption of fatty, greasy, pungent and sweet food, hot drinks and alcohol impairs the transportive and transformative functions of the spleen and stomach, which in turn generates internal heat.  The accumulated food turns into heat that consumes fluids, thereby creating thirst and hunger.  Fat causes interior heat while sweetness causes fullness in the middle burner.  The qi (“chi”, or life-force energy) therefore rises and overflows and the condition changes into that of thirsting and wasting.

Long-term internal heat injures yin and consumes body fluids.  When body fluids are consumed, they fail to nourish the lung and kidneys.  The pathological changes seen in diabetes therefore always include yin deficiency and dry heat.  These factors mutually influence each other: yin deficiency leads to dry heat, dry heat to yin deficiency.

By analysis of the patient’s overall symptoms it should become apparent which organ, whether the lung, spleen or kidneys, is the most yin deficient.

 The focus of the acupuncture treatment can then be established as concentrating upon relieving deficiency heat in the upper, middle or lower burners.  Although there are usually combinations of patterns seen in the diabetic, the focus will remain with the classical differentiation of yin deficiency in the three burners.


Gall Stones:

There are a substantial number of therapeutic approaches to be used in combination.  These include:

- A diet and exercise program that emphasizes a low-fat, high-fiber diet and regular daily exercise.  For obese patients, a carefully-monitored diet with appropriate caloric controls should have a goal of gradual weight loss of not more than 2 pounds per week on average.  A digestive enzyme preparation that includes ox bile and lipase may be used to help treat symptoms of poor fat digestion.

- A regular meal schedule that encourages the gallbladder to fill completely between meals.  This means minimizing snacking (which is an approach contrary to some dietary recommendations for managing eating disorders and some other health problems).

- Daily consumption of stone dissolving substances, including the “three golds” and, if possible, bile salts.

- Consumption of moderate amounts of coffee (with or without caffeine) and/or other herbs that promote bile flow.

- Acupuncture therapy to regulate circulation of qi, (internal energy) purges the gallbladder, and alleviates pain in the gallbladder region.

- A gallstone-purging therapy to eliminate stones that have a diameter of less than 1 cm.


Infertility:

Acupuncture, frequently combined with herbal medicine, has been used for centuries to treat some causes of infertility.  For example, acupuncture and herbs will not work to address tubal adhesions which can occur as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis.  However, in this situation, an individual could still benefit from acupuncture and herbs because of the potential effect of improved ovarian and follicular function.  Additionally, it is shown that acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrial, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining.

When should acupuncture treatment begin?
Acupuncture is similar to physical therapy in that it is a process oriented method of medical intervention. It is better to do more than less. Patients are commonly treated for three to four months before an insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer.  This period of treatment seems to have a therapeutic effect. 

When should I stop getting acupuncture?
Typically most miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy.  Therefore, treatment of patients may often last through week twelve to help prevent miscarriage.


Joint, Muscle, & Nerve Pain:

Emotional imbalances will bring about tension and problems in the digestive system causing cramping in the back, neck or calves.  Cramping can also occur in the intestines, rectum and other organs in the body.  First we will relieve the cramp to prevent pain.  Next we address the emotional problems that are causing problems in the digestive system.  The stomach controls the muscles in the body; if the stomach is not healthy the patient will experience cramping or myalgic pain.


Migraines, Headaches:

The most common causes for migraine headaches are from the stress of working too hard, i.e., caretaker, anger, menopause, and side effects from medication.  The pain can start in the back of the head radiating into the eyes, or from the top of the head to both sides of the head.  We will clear the channel by unblocking the meridian for information, which will relieve the pain.  Many patients suffer for as many as 20 years, before they find the solution.


Neck Pain:

Please see our Back Pain page. 


Smoking:

Acupuncture needles in the ear are very helpful for trying to quit smoking.  There is a 90% success rate if the patient wants to quit. If the patient has no desire to quit there is nothing anyone can do.  We recommend that the patient eliminates all nicotine poison from there bodies to avoid smoking related health problems in the future.  Oxygen from the lungs connects to the whole body.  Acupuncture can eliminate nicotine poison and other harmful drugs., i.e., opium, carbon, cocaine, and gases.


Stress:

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Before making a diagnosis the doctor will examine your tongue, pulse and ask questions to find out what is causing the stress.  Tension is usually some sort of mental oppression or mental strain.  Dr. Tsai or Dr. Lim will clear out the negative energy with the use of our hi-tech energy machine and the mind will become calm.  We will balance the hormones which is a disorder from three pituitary adrenal glands.  When the hormones are in balance the tension will go away.  The hormones will then become balanced and can naturally deal with problems without burning strength.  Acupuncture will also balance psychosomatic conditions and adjust life-style if possible to help for long term effects.  Meditation for 15-30 minutes is very helpful to empty your mind.


Weight loss:

The greatest difference between Western weight-loss strategies and the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach is that Western methods focus almost exclusively on external factors— it’s all about the weight and the food.  TCM addresses the root cause of weight conditions.  From the TCM perspective it’s essential to identify and treat the root cause of any condition in order to truly heal it.

Actually, TCM considers excess weight a symptom of a greater health problem.  It’s the end result of a series of internal events in the body that usually begins with a qi (internal energy) deficiency and imbalance.  TCM understands that if the root cause of excess weight is not addressed, weight loss will never be permanent.  This fundamental concept is supported by statistics that show that 95% of dieters ultimately regain a portion or all of the weight they have lost.

According to TCM theory, in order to have good health you must have sufficient qi and your internal organs must work in harmony with each other.  If there isn’t enough qi , one or more organs can become imbalanced and develop energy function disorders.

When this happens they cannot perform their innate tasks, for example, promoting proper metabolism and ridding your body of excess water and fat.  Very often health problems like headaches, emotional difficulties such as depression, and allergies precede a weight gain.  These are all signals that the body is having functional difficulties.

Frequently the relationship between the spleen and liver organ systems — both key to proper digestion — become imbalanced.  TCM believes that a balanced body does not have weight problems.  When your qi is strong and balanced, weight will be lost naturally and normal weight will be maintained.

Most diets require you to eat or eliminate specific foods.  The TCM view is that a healthy body will “ask for” what it needs.  When your qi is strong and balanced, you will not experience extraordinary food cravings or an enormous appetite.  Cravings indicate your body requires a certain type of qi , or energy.

Every food, according to TCM understanding, carries a specific essence that resonates energetically with one or more organs.  Cravings are signals that an organ may be imbalanced and in need of additional qi .  If you crave sweets, for instance, chances are your spleen is out of balance (“sweet” is the taste associated with this organ).  Often, TCM practitioners “prescribe” certain foods to their patients.  Food is just one of a variety of healing resources used in TCM treatment, along with herbs, acupuncture, and acupressure.  Yet food recommendations are always made with an eye to healing the root cause of your specific health condition.  Food used in this way—as medicine—is for the purpose of healing one or more particular organs to restore your health as a whole.

TCM believes that the great benefit of food is that it virtually has no side effects.  When high-quality food is selected intelligently, it is a resource that you can use on a daily basis to help heal yourself.  In general TCM advises a varied diet comprised primarily of vegetables, fruits, some grains, legumes and nuts.  Seafood, especially shellfish, has many healing benefits.  Regulating food portions or skipping meals altogether actually undermines weight-loss efforts, in the TCM view.

The Spleen/Stomach organ pair needs a steady supply of food to maintain its overall health. Not eating enough food can lead to a Stomach function disorder.  Perhaps the most profound aspect of TCM’s perspective on overweight conditions is its perception of the role emotions play in overall health. TCM does not see and treat your body, mind, emotions, and spirit as separate, but rather as an interrelated whole. This means you must have emotional balance to have true physical health.

When TCM looks at digestion, it takes the broadest view: Digestion is the ingestion, absorption, and letting go of food, drink, and emotion as well as everything else you may take in, including what you read, what you see on TV, and conversations. In TCM theory each of the five organ pairs has a corresponding emotion. For instance, anger and stress are related to the Liver and Gallbladder. TCM understands that chronically held emotions act like internal pathogens, destabilizing the function of your organs. If you hold onto an emotion, it will stay “undigested” or stagnant in your system. This affects how Qi flows through the related meridians and organs, compromising their function. From the TCM viewpoint, stress plays a large part in overweight conditions. Unrelenting stress creates a negative vibration that impairs Liver function. Because the Liver controls the digestive process (the Spleen/Stomach organ pair), its dysfunction can disturb healthy digestion.

It’s not unusual for TCM practitioners to advise their patients to emotionally “let things go” or to slow down and to rest and relax more often.


There are many other conditions treated by acupuncture. Contact us today to find out if your health condition is treated by Acupuncture!

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