Fall is here, and with the cooler days and crisp air comes the dreaded cold and flu season. Luckily, there are steps you can take to give your body a flu-fighting chance. A healthy diet, adequate sleep, regular acupuncture treatments and herbal supplements can all help in treating the flu and preventing it in the first place.
Autoimmune Disease: What it is and how to treat it
Autoimmune disease affects as many as 50 million Americans, and the number is growing. So far, very little is understood about what causes these diseases, and western treatment options are usually limited to pharmaceutical drugs. Acupuncture, herbs and diet are a viable option for treating these diseases, especially if they are started at the earliest sign of symptoms. This article looks at the dynamics of autoimmune diseases, early warning signs, and treatment options.
A new study from the University of York comparing treatment options for depression found that acupuncture is just as effective as psychological counseling. Another study by the University of Arizona found that depression is treated just as effectively by acupuncture alone as it is treated by the combined approach of pharmaceutical drugs and counseling. Considering that about 26 percent of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from mental-emotional distress, and that antidepressants come with a long list of side effects, this is great news.
Whether you are looking to increase your energy, improve your sleep, help manage your stress, alleviate depression, manage chronic diseases like autoimmune diseases or diabetes, or whether you are looking to get relief from pain, I am here to help.
Acupuncture has been used in the East for more than 2,500 years as a safe and effective way to maintain and restore health. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of conditions:
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Issues
Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders
Moreover, acupuncture will soon be a covered benefit under the Affordable Healthcare Act, providing millions of Americans with access to acupuncture and eastern medicine modalities.
My mission is to provide holistic care that utilizes all modalities and tools this ancient medicine has to offer. I believe in treating the whole person rather than just focusing on the presenting symptoms. I help my patients to identify factors that contribute to their disease, such as diet, lifestyle, exercise (or lack thereof), the amount of stress in their lives, and then work closely with them on developing strategies to incorporate healthier routines into their everyday lives. I believe that teaching my patients how to take charge of their own health is one of the biggest gifts I can give. All my treatments include acupuncture as well as detailed nutritional counseling - I even provide you with recipes if needed!
My specialties include mental-emotional health, autoimmune disorders, women's health and pain management. Thanks to a complete herbal pharmacy on site, I can prescribe custom herbal formulas that will be filled right there during your visit. We also take insurance. For more information or to download insurance forms, go to Contact Us.