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Acupuncture

The Basics of Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have been around for more than 5,000 years. More recently, however, Acupuncture has gained popularity as an effective, holistic alternative to conventional medicine in the US. At All-Natural Healing Medical Center, we know its many benefits can help with pain, fertility issues, weight loss, and overall well-being.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), also known as Traditional Acupuncture, employs Acupuncture and Herbology to restore equilibrium within the body and achieve harmony. While Western medicine mainly treats symptoms, Eastern medicine addresses root causes. If we imagine disease as a tree, Western medicine cuts branches off, while Eastern medicine targets roots so the problem can be addressed.

Acupuncture involves inserting fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body – known as meridians – that correspond with various organs and systems. By stimulating Qi (pronounced “chee”) (vital life force) flowing along these meridians, needles stimulate its flow thereby providing natural healing while improving physical and emotional well-being.

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Acupuncture’s Philosophy

 

Acupuncture is founded upon the Chinese yin and yang philosophy, which emphasizes balance. When our energy is in equilibrium, disease cannot thrive; external factors like diet, pathogens, and emotions may disrupt this balance and lead to illness. Every organ in our bodies has been linked with specific emotions. The heart is associated with joy; the liver with anger and depression; the spleen with worry; the kidneys with fear and the lungs with sadness. Acupuncture helps balance these organs so as to promote both physical and emotional well-being. Chinese healthcare utilizes Acupuncture in all aspects, from treating acute conditions to maintaining overall well-being. At All-Natural Healing Medical Center, we adopt this same preventive care model. Our primary goal is educating patients about their own health so they can make informed decisions and sustain an overall balanced lifestyle.

How Acupuncture Works for Back Pain

How Acupuncture Works for Back Pain

Back pain affects eight out of ten people at some point during their lives, yet rather than masking the pain away with medication, Acupuncture offers a natural, holistic solution. By stimulating specific acupoints on the central nervous system, Acupuncture releases chemicals that alter pain perception and create an overall sense of well-being, and promote wellness.

Back pain predominantly affects five specific channels according to traditional Chinese medicine. These include the Urinary Bladder (UB) channels on each side of the back, the two Gall Bladder (GB) channels that trace the path of the sciatic nerve, and the single Governing Vessel (DU) channel which runs centrally down the back above the spinal cord. Acupuncture targets these channels through precise stimulation of these critical meridians.

At All-Natural Healing Medical Center, our process begins with an in-depth initial exam that includes gathering your health history and performing diagnostic checks such as pulse and tongue examination to identify where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. Following that initial visit, treatment sessions usually last 20 to 30 minutes with our focus being to relieve pain while rebalancing energy.

Dr. Michael House has over a decade of experience treating back pain. Specializing in techniques such as Biopuncture and Prolopuncture to promote tissue growth and repair, providing long-term relief from joint, neck, and back injuries.

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Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture has proven itself as an invaluable aid for couples battling infertility. By relieving stress, increasing blood flow to reproductive organs, and balancing out hormone levels, Acupuncture greatly increases fertility. Stress can play a significant role in infertility, altering the hormone balance essential for ovulation. Acupuncture can relieve this tension by releasing endorphins – your body’s natural feel-good hormones – as well as increasing blood flow to the uterus thus increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.

At our center, during an initial fertility consultation, we take a thorough medical history review and create an individualized treatment plan. By targeting specific acupoints we balance hormones while stimulating the hypothalamus which regulates endocrine system functions – using this natural approach for both male and female infertility we hope to prevent future side effects associated with fertility drugs.

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

With nearly one-quarter of Americans struggling with obesity, Acupuncture offers an effective yet holistic solution for weight loss. Unlike fad diets or invasive procedures, Acupuncture addresses the root causes of weight gain rather than simply covering them up. Acupuncture assists weight loss by stimulating endorphin release, relieving stress, and combatting overeating urges. Furthermore, it targets specific organs and systems such as the endocrine system, spleen, thyroid, adrenal glands, and ovaries to rebalance hormones and boost metabolism.

At All-Natural Healing Medical Center, our personalized weight loss programs are tailored specifically for each body type. Dr. House uses Tongue Diagnosis to assess both your past health history and current state in order to develop an effective treatment plan. Our weight loss protocols may include herbs, Homeopathy, nutrition counselling, Vibration Therapy FAR-Infrared Saunas, or lipotropic shots, which can all assist you in reaching and maintaining the weight you’ve always desired.

General Conditions Treated with Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture is highly effective for a wide range of conditions. For pain management, it provides significant relief for chronic pain such as arthritis, migraines, back pain, and fibromyalgia. It also excels in treating stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation, and enhancing stress-coping mechanisms. Patients with digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, and gastritis find Acupuncture beneficial in managing their symptoms. In terms of women’s health, Acupuncture helps regulate menstrual cycles, reduce cramps, and alleviate menopause symptoms. Additionally, it addresses respiratory conditions by relieving asthma, allergies, sinusitis, and other respiratory symptoms. For those struggling with sleep disorders, Acupuncture promotes better sleep by balancing hormones and regulating sleep-wake cycles. Lastly, Acupuncture supports immune health, strengthens the immune system, and offers valuable preventive care to maintain overall wellness.

Patient Experience with Acupuncture

Patients undergoing medical Acupuncture often find the experience deeply relaxing. The sensations during the treatment can vary; some patients may feel a dull ache or tingling around the needle sites, while others might not feel anything at all. Despite these variations, many patients report a profound sense of calmness or euphoria following their sessions. This feeling of well-being not only helps in reducing stress but also promotes overall relaxation, enhancing the body’s natural healing processes. The soothing nature of Acupuncture makes it an ideal complementary therapy for managing pain and improving mental health, contributing to a holistic approach to wellness.

Safety and Effectiveness of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. Our professionals adhere to stringent safety protocols, using sterile, single-use needles to minimize any risk of infection or complications. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is cumulative, often requiring a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. Patients typically notice progressive improvements with each session as the body responds and adapts to the therapy. This gradual enhancement underscores the importance of a consistent treatment plan, ensuring long-term pain relief and overall well-being. With its established safety profile and proven benefits, medical Acupuncture remains a reliable and effective option for many seeking comprehensive pain management.

Why Select All-Natural Healing Medical Center

Dr. Michael House has extensive experience practicing Acupuncture in Western Florida, bringing over 20 years of expertise to his patients. Specializing in various Acupuncture techniques such as electric Acupuncture, ear Acupuncture, facial Acupuncture, Biopuncture, and Prolopuncture, Dr. House is dedicated to providing personalized care to ensure each patient receives optimal treatment. Trained in China, he has mastered the integration of Western and Eastern medical practices, offering a holistic approach to preventive healthcare. Dr. House’s comprehensive knowledge and skill set enable him to tailor treatments to individual needs, fostering enhanced pain relief and overall wellness for his patients.

At All-Natural Healing Medical Center, our mission is to assist you in reaching optimal health and well-being through Acupuncture. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, fertility issues, weight loss struggles, or simply want to maintain your wellness, we are here for you every step of the way. Stay ahead of your health issues – discover the power of Acupuncture at All-Natural Healing Medical Center and make the first steps toward living a happier, more balanced life! Schedule a free consultation with Dr. House today! 

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