Nervous System Conditions

The Nervous System

Acupuncture Can Help with Nerve Pain and Improve Nerve Transmission

Acupuncture is very good at treating pain of all types, including nerve pain. In Chinese medicine, pain is primarily due to a blockage of the flow of chi in the acupuncture channels. Other signs of blockages include numbness, tingling, reduced range of motion, and tension. Acupuncture can open these blockages, connecting the dots by selecting points along these pathways, stopping pain, and reestablishing the flow of nerve impulses through the area once again.

What I Treat

I have experience treating many different issues affecting the nervous system including Restless Leg Syndrome, Whiplash, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, neuropathy, Parkinson's, Bell's Palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, pinched nerves, thoracic outlet syndrome, shingles, Post-Herpetic Pain, sciatica, headaches, and migraines. Though I have had a few tough cases, generally these types of conditions respond well to treatment, with little to no side effects.

Chi Pathways

Acupuncture Can Calm Your Nerves

Acupuncture induces what is called the parasympathetic state. In this state, the parasympathetic nervous system is predominant over the sympathetic, fight-or-flight nervous system. When we are in the parasympathetic state, functions like breathing and heart rate slow down, muscles relax, the mind empties, and the body focuses on healing, repair, and recharging energy reserves. This state of deep relaxation and regeneration is also induced by meditation and many who do both remark that they have a similar effect. The ability of acupuncture to induce the parasympathetic state makes it an excellent treatment for conditions like nerve pain and impingement. This is also one of the ways that it can help ease the psychological and emotional strain.


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, nutritional adjustments can help nourish nerves and reduce inflammation, and hands-on techniques like cupping and tui na can help stop pain by improving the flow of nerve impulses in the local area. 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 acupuncture treatments.
"While at an appointment for back issues, the subject of a nation of sleep deprived came up. I shared I was sleep deprived - my brain does not slow down to enter a deep sleep. Nancy said there was a treatment to declutter. WOW is an understatement! Thank you Nancy - I feel wonderful! I noticed the difference immediately and still feel great! What a blessing you are to your patients. I should have mentioned this ailment a year ago:-)" ~Rita D.
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