What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine originating in ancient China that has been used successfully for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture is a safe, painless and effective way to promote natural healing and treat a wide variety of medical problems by correcting imbalances in the body’s organs and clearing out any blockages or pathogens obstructing the flow of Qi. Qi is the vital energy that flows through all 74 pathways of the entire body. When a person blushes, that tingling sensation is the Qi and blood rushing to the face. Classical Chinese Medicine practitioners have used this form of treatment to heal millions of people across the world.
The body has 74 unique pathways, some of them are major and have easy access (ie. 12 Primary Pathways, Sinew Pathways, Cutaneous Pathways) and some are more complex and require special techniques to access them (ie. Divergent Pathways, Luo Vessels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) utilizes only the 12 Primary Pathways. Classical Chinese Medicine utilizes all 74 Pathways.
Dr. Chang is trained in both Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine and graduated from one of the few Chinese medical schools in the world that specializes in Classical Chinese Medicine. Currently, there are approximately 3 schools in the world that teach and specialize in Classical Chinese Medicine.
Here is a list of some of the most common illnesses treated by acupuncture. This is not a comprehensive list, so please contact me if you would like to discuss if acupuncture can be of help to you:
Musculoskeletal/Chronic Pain: Neck Pain, Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Knee Pain, TMJ, Jaw Pain, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis
Emotional & Stress Issues: Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Anger, Irritability, Grief, Fear, Obsessive Thinking, Concentration Issues.
Women's Healthy Issues: Premenstrual Syndrome, Dysmenorrhea, Regular Cycles, Menopause.
Dermatological Issues: Facial Rejuvenation, Acne, Eczema, Rashes
Gastrointestinal/Digestive Issues: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Nausea, Vomit, Diarrhea, Constipation, Peptic Ulcers, Heartburn, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Weight Loss.
Respiratory Issues: Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever, Rhinitis, Sinusitis.
Reproductive Issues: Infertility, Induction of Labor, Morning Sickness, Malposition of Fetus (Breech Presentation).
Immune System: Common Cold, Flu, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Neurological Issues: Headache, Migraine, Bell’s Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, Stroke.
Post Surgery Issues: Joint Rehabilitation, Post Surgical Pain.
Oncology Issues: Side effects from Radiation or Chemotherapy.
Cardiac Issues: Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure).
Addiction Issues: Smoke Cessation