Chinese Medicine For Fertility : Centeracupuncture.com

HomePractitionersConditionsHerbal MedicineNewsServices and AppointmentsQi GongTui NaAcupunctureTCM Reproductive health is one of the most well known, common usages of acupuncture and herbs. Inability to concieve can be due to a variety of factors: inviable sperm, poor egg quality, failure of a fertilized egg to implant, inability to hold a developing embryo, to name a few. Acupuncture and herbs normalize hormonal fluctuations, regulate menstrual cycles, strengthen egg quality and uterine lining condition in women, as well as increase sperm count and viability in men. Here’s an article about one woman’s success story from foxnews.com: NEW YORK: At 36, Lucy Appert has suffered through two miscarriages, a stillbirth at 8 1/2 months and, because of a rare pregnancy-related liver dysfunction, intensive illness and surgery. Yet after enduring five painful years of trying to have their own baby, Appert and her husband Edward finally saw their dream come true last month when their son Henry was born as” premature, but healthy . For all the fertility treatments, technologies and prenatal care available to women today, Appert credits the success of her pregnancy to an ancient Chinese secret. “I recommend acupuncture to everyone,” Appert said. “It does work. I did everything possible for years to have a baby. I almost lost hope.” The millennias-old Asian medical practice in which the acupuncturist places tiny needles in various pressure points, or “Qi” (Chee), in the body to improve circulation and reduce stress has been around in the United States for years as an “alternative” treatment for numerous ailments. But recently, acupuncture has been picking up steam as a possible remedy for female infertility, with a handful...
Acupuncture: Questions And Answers : Centeracupuncture.com

Acupuncture: Questions And Answers : Centeracupuncture.com

HomePractitionersConditionsHerbal MedicineNewsServices and AppointmentsQi GongTui NaAcupunctureTCM What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a modality of treatment from a 2500+ year old system of medicine originated in ancient China, called “Traditional Chinese Medicine” (TCM). In recent years, this time-honored healing art has gained wide acceptance as a powerful complement to conventional modern medicine. An acupuncturist will place fine, sterile, disposable needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body’s Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. The National Institute of Health, the World Health Organization, and other national and international health and medical bodies have come to integrate and promote acupuncture as a safe, effective, and low-cost method of treatment for a wide variety of disorders.  Does it hurt? The sensation of an acupuncture needle varies. The needles are hair thin, and you may feel a slight pinch as it is inserted, but generally it is painless. Once inserted, you may begin to feel sensations of warmth, heaviness, cramping, tingling, or electric sensations around the needle or traveling along the meridian pathways. These sensations are a positive response that Acupuncturists seek to elicit. When you experience this, you are feeling the movement of your Qi. How does it work? According to TCM theory, the body has 14 main meridians through which a peculiar physiologic phenomena, Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows. Each meridian runs along the body surface, and is connected to specific organs and glands. Meridian pathways are like rivers. Where a river flows, it transports life-giving water that nourishes the land, plants and people. In the same way, meridian pathways...

Quit Smoking With Acupuncture

HomePractitionersConditionsHerbal MedicineNewsServices and AppointmentsQi GongTui NaAcupunctureTCM Quit Smoking with Acupuncture Acupuncture helps smokers finally kick the habit.  check out this article below… Quitting smoking can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Unfortunately, the nicotine in cigarettes is extremely addictive, making it hard for many people to stop smoking. The good news is that recent research has shown that acupuncture can be a very effective way to quit smoking. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an Oriental Medicine treatment where acupuncture needles are inserted into the body. The needles are inserted into acupuncture points to adjust the Qi, or energy, of our body. These acupuncture points exist along energy channels called acupuncture meridians, which connect the surface of our body with our internal organs. By altering the flow of Qi, acupuncture can adjust many aspects of our mental and physical functioning, including helping us stop smoking and curbing our withdrawal symptoms from smoking cessation. Why You Should Stop Smoking? The health benefits of quitting smoking are undeniable. Many diseases are linked to smoking including lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Other cancers, heart attacks and strokes are also much more common in smokers than non-smokers. The good news is that quitting smoking at any time can greatly benefit your health. Stopping smoking can benefit your body even within a few hours as carbon monoxide levels in your body begin to normalize. After several months of quitting smoking, your lung functioning will begin to improve substantially. Several years after quitting smoking, your risks of other smoking-related diseases decrease significantly. How Can Acupuncture Help...
Painful Anxiety

Painful Anxiety

HomePractitionersConditionsHerbal MedicineNewsServices and AppointmentsQi GongTui NaAcupunctureTCM This well-written article from Acutake.com brings to mind an important principle about how acupuncture works. People in New York City tend to operate under high levels of stress.  That ultra-relaxed and rejuvenated feeling people get from acupuncture can be an invaluable resource during the Manhattan workweek.Sayings like “pain in my neck”, “..so bad it hurts”, “the painful truth”, ect. aren’t without meaning; mental/emotional activity can often correspond with painful somatic (bodily) symptoms. And to say that a symptom is “all in your head” can also be misleading. If we understand “mind” as a phenomena that closely correlates with neuronal activity, then physical symptoms can be irrefutably linked to emotional states.  This is why acupuncture is so remarkably effective at relieving anxiety and stress; it regulates the neuronal activity that correlates with stressful and axious states.  Specifically, when a person feels stressed,the sympathetic (fight or flight response) nervous system begins firing. This results in a variety of changes in the body that prepare a person to respond decisively in a threatening situation.  This is helpful for the survival of the species, but in places like Manhattan NYC with an endless onslaught of external stimuli, the result can be an overly-excited sympathetic response that causes painful conditions to develop.Love is in the air. So is anxiety. For many people, Valentines Day brings up feelings of loneliness, rejection and even literal heartache. This can be very anxiety provoking, causing not only higher-than-normal emotional stress but also physical symptoms such as chest pain and heart palpitations. Acupuncture can be extremely effective for managing anxiety. Unlike medications, which address anxiety...

Blood Deficiency

HomePractitionersConditionsHerbal MedicineNewsServices and AppointmentsQi GongTui NaAcupunctureTCM Below is another wonderful piece from acutake.com about the role of blood deficiency in poor memory. “blood” in Chinese medicine is like “qi” in that these terms cannot be adequately translated into one English word. Blood implies nourishment in the broad sense, it is a yin substance. Memories at the cellular level are created pathways of connected neurons in the brain. Neurotransmitters and hormones are the substantial basis for this transmission of activity in the brain. Perhaps, one could postulate that these brain chemicals are the yin basis of yang mental activity, something more ethereal and intangible; the blood that qi flows with in respect to memory and cognitive function. http://acutakehealth.com/memory-is-in-the-blood#more-6572 Two separate studies released last week looked at why we sometimes have a hard time remembering things. One said internet use plays a role, as we make less effort to retain information we know can be retrieved later; the other exposed the damaging effects of binge drinking, for its ability to trigger a steroid that interferes with memory. As anyone who has attempted to recite a phone number in the past 10 years can confirm, technology certainly has dwindled our recall abilities. And drinking need not be of the binge variety to remind us that alcohol clouds the memory. But what about memory lapses that are unrelated (or in addition) to the deficiencies created by computers and alcohol? What underlying issues make us susceptible to these kinds of external factors that contribute to poor memory? This is where acupuncturists focus their attention. Poor memory usually is a sign of Blood Deficiency stemming...
Acupuncture For Insomnia

Acupuncture For Insomnia

HomePractitionersConditionsHerbal MedicineNewsServices and AppointmentsQi GongTui NaAcupunctureTCM Acupuncture for insomnia in Manhattan, NYC: An article about acupuncture for insomnia from AltMD.com: http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Acupuncture-for-Insomnia Getting good night’s rest is one of the best pieces of health advice you can follow. But what if sleeping well is a challenge for you? When insomnia persists more than one or two nights and becomes chronic insomnia, most people turn to the use of sleep aids such as Trazadone or Ambien. While these pharmaceuticals can be effective for insomnia, they often develop into dependencies and can cause unwanted side-effects. Fortunately, chronic insomnia can be treated effectively with acupuncture! Acupuncture is a side-effect free, non-dependent, natural cure for insomnia! What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of Oriental Medicine treatment where needles are inserted into meridians on the body. The principle of acupuncture treatment is to adjust the flow of Qi, or energy, in these acupuncture meridians which can control aspects of our body’s functioning. Acupuncture is especially effective for insomnia, as it has a calming effect on our nervous system. Why Can’t I Sleep Well? There are many possible causes for your insomnia. The physiology of insomnia according to Oriental Medicine can be complex, but the simplest explanation is that good sleep requires two factors: proper transition of Yang and Yin energy with the change from day to night, and proper functioning of your blood to house your Spirit. The Yang energy circulates through the Yang areas of your body during the day keeping your mind active. At night, this Yang energy should return to the Yin areas of your body, deeper and lower in your...