Natural Healing Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Natural Healing Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic
299 Newport Ave. #6-7
Quincy, MA 02170

ph: 617-4799001

Acupuncture & Herbal Info

The theory and practice of acupuncture is based on Eastern Medicine (also known as traditional Chinese medicine), a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
Acupuncture treats health conditions by stimulating “acu-points” found at specific locations on the surface of the body. Acupuncturists stimulate the acu-points by inserting very thin needles through the skin to produce physiological effects. Other methods are also used to stimulate acu-points, such as heat or finger-pressure.
The general theory of acupuncture is that proper physiological function and health depend on the circulation of nutrients, substances and energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) through a network of “channels” or “meridians.” This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes.
Pain and ill-health result when the flow of Qi through the body is disrupted or blocked by many things, including disease, pathogens, trauma/injuries and medication (side-effects), as well as lifestyle factors such as overwork, poor diet, emotions, lack of rest and stress.
Stimulation of the appropriate acu-points through acupuncture treatments helps to restore sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi and other nutrients throughout the body, thereby restoring health and balance to the body, while relieving pain and other symptoms.
The acupuncturist uses a sophisticated and complex system of diagnostic methods that take into consideration the person as a whole, discerning the body's pattern of disharmony rather than isolated symptoms. The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but more importantly to treat the underlying cause, increase the ability to function and improve the quality of life.

What are the differences between Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine?

Both Chinese medicine and Western medicine are health care treasures based upon many years of clinical experience.

Chinese medicine, sometimes known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world.  A wealth of wisdom and experiences have been developed from over 3,000 years of practice and clinical observation.

Chinese medicine uses a unique theory to explain the physiological and pathological changes that take place within our bodies.  The terminology and concepts in Chinese medicine like “Yin”, “Yang”, “Qi”, and “meridians” are unfamiliar to many westerners.  These are the primary concepts that are used in Chinese medicine.  They describe the flow of energy within the body.
Western medicine is mainly based on the understanding of biochemical interactions within the body.  It is the product of the development of modern science and technology over the past two hundred years.

Clinically, Chinese medicine pays more attention to the whole picture of the body’s condition, including the state of the mind and environmental influences.  More information is collected from patients themselves.  The tools of Chinese medicine, primarily acupuncture and herbal medicine, are more suitable for many chronic, functional disorders and conditions that can’t be diagnosed by western medicine.  Western medicine is more effective in dealing with organic diseases, and acute and emergency conditions.  It is also good at finding the specific origins of conditions by using lab tests and medical images like X-ray or MRI. Chemical drugs are powerful but often have more side effects in treatment.

In many cases, Chinese medicine and Western medicine can work together to obtain the best benefits and the least adverse effects.

What kinds of conditions can be treated by Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese medicine is a system, which can affect your health in the following ways:

  • Promotion of health and well-being
  • Prevention of illness
  • Treatment of various conditions

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be effective as sole treatment modalities, or as a support or adjunct to Western medical treatment for many illnesses.

WHO recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:

  • Digestive disorders: gastritis and spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea;
  • Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throats, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections;
  • Neurological and muscular disorders; headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis;
  • Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems.

Besides these conditions, acupuncture is very helpful for emotional and stress related conditions like depression and anxiety.  Many studies have shown that acupuncture can regulate the body’s immune system. It can be used in the treatment of many immune disorders like AIDS and MS.

Chinese herbal medicine is more widely practiced than acupuncture in China and other Asian counties.  Chinese herbal medicine can address a broader variety of conditions than acupuncture, and in some cases, Chinese herbs are more effective than acupuncture.

 

Natural Healing Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic
was founded in 1999 by Tao Xie to provide the highest quality healthcare service of Eastern medicine. Its goal is to ensure you receive the best acupuncture and herbal treatment possible.

 

 

 

Natural Healing Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic
299 Newport Ave. #6-7
Quincy, MA 02170

ph: 617-4799001