Internal Organ Conditions
Improving the Function of Organ Systems
One of the unique abilities of acupuncture is that it can boost the functioning of organs and systems that are running low. It can also help your organ systems coordinate better so that everything runs more smoothly overall. In addition, it can help clear out excesses of inflammation, toxins, fluids, and congestion that may be hindering organ function. Acupuncture can help address a multitude of issues in all the different internal organs and systems.
Unravelling Complex and Chronic Conditions
Acupuncture can help with these types of conditions because it focuses not just on symptomatic relief, but on correcting the underlying pattern of imbalance that is giving rise to your symptoms. It also offers a different way of thinking about how the body works, why conditions develop, what symptoms mean, and how to treat them, so it can often be effective when other treatments have failed. Often, when multiple systems are involved there is a common underlying cause that can be addressed, resolving many symptoms at once.
Diagnosing Subclinical and Vague Symptoms
Because it is based on the premise of prevention, acupuncture is excellent for identifying and correcting conditions that are in their earliest stages. Even though these conditions may be too mild or vague to register on standard medical tests, they can still indicate the beginnings of imbalance and disease. Chinese medicine is uniquely skilled at identifying, interpreting, and correcting these imbalances, eliminating them in their initial stages, before they have time to advance and take root.
Complementary, Supportive Therapies that Enhance Acupuncture
Chinese medicine is so much more than just acupuncture. I am also trained in herbal medicine, 5-element nutrition, and different types of traditional hands-on techniques. I find that these complementary therapies can help enhance the effects of acupuncture. For example, there are herbal formulas specific to all of the different internal organs and systems that can normalize function and chi nei tsang is beneficial for the organs in the abdominal and pelvic cavities. Acupuncture is the fundamental therapy upon which all of my treatments are built, but my toolbox also includes Chinese herbal medicine, 5-element nutrition, ba guan (cupping), tui na (Chinese medical massage), zhi ya (acupressure), chi nei tsang (internal organ massage), gua sha (massage with jade and horn tools), and topical herbal formulas for pain. If your condition would benefit from any of these traditional techniques they are included at no extra charge. Please click here for more information about my combination treatments.