Acupuncture pasadena ca

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Book a Free Consultation. Acupuncture is a method of healing that has helped millions of people over the course of over years. It is based on the understanding that the human body is a complex bio-electrical system. This is something that Western science has only recently discovered. Energy, or what is called chi, circulates to all parts of the body along pathways called meridians. When this movement is blocked or disrupted, pain and illness are the result.

Acupuncture re-balances and restores the correct flow of chi, thereby bringing back health and vitality. To look at it another way, acupuncture helps the body to heal itself. The human body has a marvelous intrinsic intelligence.

Acupuncture pasadena ca

If you cut your finger all of the many biological steps that are required to heal the cut happen without you having to direct that process. Acupuncture simply stimulates your body to initiate the healing processes that are already working within it. The use of medicinal herbs in the system of Traditional Asian medicine can be traced back more than 3, years. In contrast, most pharmaceutical drugs have been in usage for less than 70 years. Though some may consider use of herbal medicine new age it is actually one of the most time tested medical systems in the world. Another great advantage of Traditional Asian Medicine is that it is customized to treat each individual patient.

In the western medical system two patients with the same pathology would most likely receive the same prescription. In the Traditional Asian medical system we recognize that 2 people with the same pathology will have different body types, lifestyles, and health histories. Even though they might have the same pathology, the medicine that they consume will have to perform differently to be the most effective for each patient.

In short, one size does not fit all.

Acupuncture pasadena ca

Because herbal medicines are customized, patients who take herbal medicine experience far fewer side effects than patients who take pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, most patients who take herbal medicines experience no side effects at all. Patients who take herbal medicine in conjunction with their acupuncture treatments can also expect an acceleration of their healing process. In addition to providing effective healing for a wide variety of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine is also very useful in maintaining general health and preventing disease. Certain herbs, and herbal formulas can be used to strengthen the body and boost its immune system.

Traditional Asian herbal medicine is a tremendously safe and effective way to treat disease, and to promote vibrant health. Please plan about an hour for your first visit. Because we make our diagnosis based on a holistic paradigm it is important for us to gather as much information as we can about your medical history. Even details that seem unrelated to the condition that you are seeking treatment for could provide important clues for an accurate diagnosis. A brief western physical assessment may follow your medical history interview. Finally, your tongue and pulses will be examined.

This will provide information about the status of your organ systems. Once we reach a clear diagnosis based on the physical examinations and your medical history interview, you will be given an acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture needles are considerably thinner than the injection needles that you may be more familiar with.

In fact, several acupuncture needles can fit into the barrel of an injection needle. There may be a moment of slight discomfort as the needles are inserted, but the sensation is minimal and brief.

Acupuncture pasadena ca

Like many patients, you may feel extremely relaxed after the needles are placed, and may even fall asleep. Generally, we will let you relax and let the needles do their work for about minutes. After they are removed you may be given further treatment, such as cupping, or massage depending upon your condition. It never gets old. Every time I get a picture of a chubby cheeked new baby in the mail I get a big goofy smile on my face. I love that I get to help people with this amazing system of medicine.

Acupuncture pasadena ca

The more I learn about it, the more in awe I become with its intelligence, and harmony. By themselves, or in conjunction with Western medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine powerfully facilitate the path to pregnancy.

My patients, as all couples seeking help with fertility, represent a wide range of clinical issues. Among them, there are no two identical stories. All my patients are different people, and as such, have different lifestyles, different bodies, different health histories, etc. I believe that the particular strength of acupuncture and herbal medicine with infertility, as with other pathologies, is in its customized approach. From a traditional Chinese medical standpoint, there are several different reasons why a couple may not be able to conceive. It is my job as an acupuncture fertility specialist to find out which reason it is, and treat accordingly.

As I said before, each person is very different from the next, so it is crucial to get an absolutely accurate diagnosis. That is why I gather evidence for diagnosis from several sources. I start with the standard health history questionnaire, and a separate fertility history questionnaire. Using those as a launching pad, I ask my patient more specific questions that get me additional information I need. In the realm of Chinese medical infertility, there are several different possible diagnoses, too many to highlight here.

But I will give you two examples so that you can see the contrast between them. A, who came to see me 2 weeks before a scheduled In Vitro procedure. She wrote down in her history that over the past year she had been having extremely light periods that only lasted 2 or 3 days. Her skin was pale and her tongue was pale.

In fact, there is no English term that is an exact translation. A woman with this type of clinical picture may get pregnant, but would have a very difficult time maintaining the pregnancy. For this type of patient, the uterine lining, which is made of blood, may be too thin to properly anchor and nourish the implanting egg. The odds of this woman having a successful IVF were slim. I gave her my honest assessment, but she decided to do the IVF anyway.

Unfortunately, she did not get pregnant. However, she came to see me for the next 3 months to prepare her body for the next IVF attempt. I gave her acupuncture to circulate blood to her uterus, and herbal medicine to cultivate healthier blood and tissues. Happily, a few weeks before her 2nd scheduled IVF Mrs.

A became pregnant naturally! Many women who are having difficulty with fertility have blood deficiency, like Mrs. A, however, there are several other types of imbalances, which can also impair fertility. To give you an example of another type of infertility take the case of a patient who I will call Mrs.

C came to see me last year for fertility help. All of her western diagnostic tests came back normal. She was only in her early thirties, yet, she had been trying to get pregnant for 2 years with no success. To her doctors she was a mystery. They told her that she could try fertility drugs, but she decided to give acupuncture a chance instead. During her consultation I asked her my usual thousand questions, and learned that she usually feels cold before other people do, she often craves hot drinks, and when she has menstrual cramps she likes to put a hot water bottle on her abdomen.

When I went to feel her pulse I was not surprised to find she had cold hands. When a woman is deficient in yang, this means that she is either not producing, or responding to progesterone. The blood vessels in the uterus are cold, they constrict. The implanting egg then cannot be nourished. This means, basically, that a person is harboring excess mucous in their body.

With those two imbalances in mind I created a custom made herbal formula with warming and mucous clearing ingredients for this woman. She had regular acupuncture, and she was also very open to the dietary changes I suggested for her. She cut out the dairy foods, and raw cold type foods, which helped her considerably.

Within a little over 5 months, Mrs. C who was no longer cold called me extremely excited to be pregnant. Now she has a healthy baby girl, who is adorable and looks just like her! I love getting outcomes like this for people. However, I can safely say that the majority of my fertility clients do become pregnant. Sometimes you are not as far away from fertility as you might think.

Acupuncture pasadena ca

Sometimes correcting an imbalance is all it takes to tip the scales. Give acupuncture a try, and you might just be sending me a picture of your beautiful bouncing baby sometime soon. However, if you have insurance it may cover part of the cost of treatment. If you do not have insurance coverage, or would prefer not to use your coverage, you can get a discount on services if you get a package of treatments.

Details are below. We do not charge extra for a first time visit as some other clinics do. We also do not charge extra for cupping, e-stim, massage, nutrition consultation, tui-na, etc. If you would just like to get a consultation to find out if our services will work for you, that is always free of charge. If you are a student, unemployed, or having financial difficulty for another reason, just talk to us about our sliding scale "empty pockets" rate.

This discount is only available to people paying out of pocket, not using their insurance. Every insurance plan is different, so we need to check and see what your plan benefits are.

Acupuncture pasadena ca

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Acupuncturists in Pasadena, CA