Acupuncture is a medical technique that by insertion of a needle into the specific point frees up our body’s own internal resources for healing and self-regulation. The human body requires a smooth flow of operation to maintain health, free from physical and mental resistance in order to function optimally. By removing tension, pressure, and stress from the body surface, acupuncture can help promote healing. Tens of thousands of studies both conducted in China and the United States support the many claims of acupuncture and eastern medicine practices. You can be confident that acupuncture works and its mechanisms have been studied extensively for safety and efficacy.
Acupuncture for pain
During the acupuncture needling process, a signal is sent to your brain to release your body’s own feel-good chemicals called endorphins. These natural chemicals are quickly circulated and alter mood and pain perception and provide that wonderful “acupuncture feeling”. Endorphins are no stranger to our biology and are commonly released in many ways such as vigorous exercise regimens, scent therapy, laughter, and moments of nostalgia. Additionally, on a per weight basis endorphins are said to be 20 times stronger than the effects of morphine! many strategies that simply “mask” the underlying cause of pain, acupuncturists take a holistic approach to pain control and seek to discover the root cause of the problem. Common pain conditions that an acupuncturist can help with include
- Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
- Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis
- Work and sports related injuries
- Low back pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety Relief
Studies show that stress in small doses can be a beneficial component in our everyday lives but in large doses stress damages our health. Additionally, stress contributes to conditions such as:
- Digestive disturbances
The damaging effects of stress also contribute to complications such as headache, high blood pressure, premature aging, heart problems, arthritis, and numerous other serious conditions. The good news is that your acupuncturist can help you feel better and teach you ways to manage stress During a course of acupuncture therapy, our bodies generate feel-good chemicals called endorphins which are released into our bloodstream, helping to boost mood, alter awareness, and help to effectively combat negative emotional states.
Acupuncture for Infertility
Acupuncture and herbal medicines can treat both male and female infertility conditions in a safe, natural, and effective way. Acupuncture and the combination of unique herbal medicines is a powerful way to deal with many stubborn issues of infertility such as poor egg quality, tubal blockages and defects, endometriosis, and cases of "unexplained infertility". An acupuncturist is trained to treat infertility from the perspective of dealing with the underlying causes, namely:
- Stress that can disrupt hormonal balance and lead to infertility.
- Inadequate circulation of blood and nutrients to the reproductive organs.
- Poor egg or sperm quality.
The acupuncture process varies for each individual based upon their own particular state of health; however, it is highly recommended that acupuncture and herbs be continued for several months while attempting pregnancy to begin to strengthen the body, increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, and increase the viability of eggs and sperm. At your initial visit, your acupuncturist will develop a unique therapy plan for you with the required frequency and duration of treatments. Even after several failed attempts at IVF acupuncture can still help. Many couples turn to acupuncture only after unsuccessful attempts at In vitro fertilization (IVF) or other assisted reproductive technology (ART) therapies. If unsuccessful in these therapies couples may walk away disappointed after spending thousands of dollars and they are still not further along than before. The good news is that after several failed attempts using modern (ART) methods, acupuncture and herbs offers a completely different therapeutic strategy that can still help even in the most difficult cases. Additionally, couples can increase their chances of successful implantation by increasing their egg quality by receiving acupuncture therapy before undergoing such procedures. A study of 1,300 women suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization.
Acupuncture for allergies
Allergies are a systemic or whole-body reaction to allergens with common ones being: ragweed, mold, pollen, and dust. One view of how acupuncture helps allergies is that acupuncture helps to strengthen your immune system when you receive treatment. Some common symptoms of season allergies may be:
- A runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Itchy eyes and nose
- Dark circles under the eyes
A healthy immune system from acupuncture and herbal medicine can provide adequate support in dealing with aggressive bouts of seasonal allergies.
Initial Comprehensive Consultation and Exam
What makes Dr. Reza’s evaluation different than other Acupuncturist?
On an initial examination, most Acupuncturist evaluates the balance of relative strengths and weaknesses within the organs. most commonly employed are the reflex systems of the tongue and radial pulse. The tongue reflects the basic condition and underlying problem of the patient at the time of examination by way of its color, body, coating, and surface irregularities. The diagnostic microsystem of the radial pulse provides another means of evaluating the patient's overall condition, and of comparing the relative strengths of energetic activity in the organs and their meridians. Both Tongue & pulses Diagnosis serves as a subjective measurement. Despite the traditional methods, Dr. Reza uses an advanced measuring technology and objective evidence in his practice rather than subjectively that will help you know more about your condition, show you exactly what's wrong, and can pinpoint the cause of your problem and shows exactly how acupuncture will help you to improve your health. One of the system he uses called AcuGraph which gather information about your meridians in a simple two-minute exam. Patients find the technology engaging as they come to understand acupuncture meridians are real and measurable. When he finishes the exam, AcuGraph immediately displays real-time information about your energy balance in several engaging graphical formats.AcuGraph also helps to easily design powerful treatment plans based on your own insight combined with exam findings and intelligent recommendations from several different styles of acupuncture. In addition, AcuGraph augments your treatment plan by providing treatment recommendations for herbs, diet, home care, and more, and it's all customizable to your unique needs and practice style.