Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
Oriental medicine originated over 3,000 years ago, and uses a variety of techniques to treat disease and maintain health. The more common applications of Oriental medicine include acupuncture, moxibustion (localized heat therapy), herbal recommendation and bodywork.
A practitioner works with the patient's natural vital energies. This vital energy - or life force - is called qi (pronounced chee). Through insertion of fine needles into specific points along energetic pathways, the practitioner can stimulate the energetic flow of the body. Balancing the qi allows the body's innate healing potential to function more effectively. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is very safe - it is now licensed in over 40 states and is increasingly being recognized by medical insurances.
Symptoms/Conditions That Can Benefit from AOM
The WHO (World Health Organization) recognizes acupuncture as effective in treating more than 50 common ailments, including -
- Back pain
- Morning sickness
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Eye disorders
- Gynecological conditions
Many people who experience this treatment report a significant improvement or disappearance of symptoms, and increased stamina and vitality.
What to Expect
- Treatment duration depends on the condition, ranging from short-term resolution to extended sessions
- Each person will react differently
- The initial visit usually takes about 90 minutes and includes a complete history and exam - after the assessment, your practitioner will advise you on treatment
- See the FAQ section for more information about treatments and the acupuncture experience