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Acupuncture for lupus

Lupus is Latin for wolf

Lupus is the common shortened term for Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE) and is an auto-immune disorder from an unknown cause. It predominately affects younger women. Lupus has flare ups along with remissions and acupuncture for lupus can help. One of the common presenting symptoms of lupus is the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

Post complication of Bell's palsy

Chinese research has demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture for Bell’s palsy. In America it is estimated that Bell’s palsy affects 40,000 people per year. It is caused by a dysfunction of the 7th cranial nerve leading to one sided facial paralysis. Bell's palsy can leave the person with an ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Vertigo

Vertigo

There can be many causes of vertigo including cervical spondylosis. Vertigo and dizziness can affect up to 30 % of the population and the incidence increases with age and more women than men suffer from this symptom. Sometimes problems with the inner ear can cause vertigo and there may also be ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids were first recorded in early Egyptian days as well as in early Chinese medicine texts. There are blood vessels in the anal canal and when they become swollen and inflamed can pose problems. Internal piles as they are sometimes called can be painless but have bleeding. External ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Whiplash

Acupuncture can help whiplash

Research has shown that whiplash injuries as a result of car accidents occur even with low speeds of around 15 km per hour. In fact more than half of all motor vehicle accidents have some degree of whiplash injury and up to 40 percent of people with a whiplash injury can still be suffering symptoms ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Anxiety

worry

Anxiety is a condition where people can feel an inner sense of dread combing fear, worry, and uneasiness and can include the physical symptoms of difficult concentration,tiredness, palpitations, muscle tension and restlessness.  Sometimes people report just having a feeling of butterflies in their ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Post-concussion Syndrome

Acupuncture can treat post-concussion syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome occurs after a head injury and can cause symptoms of headache, anxiety, concentration difficulty and depression. Often these symptoms occurring after the injury cause more distress than the actual injury. In particular, the symptom of memory loss can be a great problem to ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Acupuncture can help Raynaud's phenomenon

Raynaud’s phenomenon comes about because of environmental or emotional stress. It can be part of another disease such as lupus or be a complaint occurring of its own accord.  There tends to be cold extremities all year round but during the colder spells of winter, symptoms exasperate and there can ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Varicose Veins

Acupuncture can treat varicose veins

Up to 30% of people can be affected by varicose veins which is where the veins  have become large, swollen and twisted. The most common place for them to appear is on the calves and behind the knees and are due to damaged or weakened valves. There is often a familial pattern and though varicose ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Prolapse

Acupuncture for uterine prolapse

When organs of the body “prolapse”, it   literally means they fall out of their correct place where they should be positioned in the body. Organs that commonly become prolapsed are the rectum, bladder and uterus. In Chinese medical theory, hernias also come under the category of prolapse. It is ... Continue Reading >>