What is Acupuncture and what conditions can it treat? 

 

The earliest accounts of Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine stem from nearly 3,000 years ago. Due to its very gentle nature, and ability to help a wide variety of symptoms and conditions, it has standed the test of time. It also has the ability to prevent disease as well, since it works with the body's own natural healing mechanics to procure wellness. It does so by relying primarily on the Taoist principle of Yin and Yang, or in other words, the innate balance that is within all things in nature. Thus, it helps keep one's immune system strong, wards off potential illness, prolongs longevity, and helps the body become strong, in order to deter illness. Eastern Medicine is not just Acupuncture. It is a full system of medicine that includes herbal formulations, dietary and lifestyle balancing, cupping, gua sha, qi gong, tai qi, and tuina (massage).

 

I truly believe in the Integration of Eastern and Western medicine as a platform for healing. I frequently order lab tests and may suggest referrals if I feel it will get us closer to the source or the root of the problem. I am happy to speak to your general practioner in order to help bridge the gap towards health.  

 

Eastern Medicine treats many conditions with little to no side-effects: 

• Acute and chronic pain (migraines, fibromyalgia, back/neck pain, arthritis, etc)

• Injuries and accidents (broken bones, whiplash, sprains and strains, herniated discs) 

• Tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome

• Sciatica, radiculopathy, neuropathy, and post-stroke recovery 

• Fertility and reproductive health for men and women 

• Insomnia 

• Cancer support (chemotherapy and radiation side effects)

• Mental health (depression, anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, etc.) 

• Women’s health (menstrual irregularities, PMS, fibroids, ovarian cysts, menopausal symptoms)

• Pregnancy-related conditions (nausea, swollen feet, back pain, difficulty breathing, breech position, labor preparation and recovery)

• Hormonal imbalances (diabetes, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, adrenal exhaustion, pituitary imbalances, etc.) 

• Digestive problems (IBS, food poisoning, constipation, loose stool, gall stones, gastritis, acid reflux, colitis, Crohn’s disease, etc.) 

• Allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, ear and throat infections 

• Skin and hair issues (acne, eczema, scars, spider veins, alopecia, etc.) 

• Low immunity; chronic inflammation; autoimmune disorders; frequent colds and flu 

• Asthma, bronchitis, acute cough and other respiratory issues 

• Fatigue and low energy 

• Poor concentration, memory loss 

• Poor circulation, Reynaud’s disease and other vascular problems 

• Sensory disorders (visual, auditory, etc.) 

• Weight problems; sugar and food addictions 

• Tobacco, alcohol, and drug addiction 

• General detoxification 

• Side effects of surgery or pharmaceuticals 

• Health maintenance, preventative medicine

Mary M. Parr, L.Ac

323.513.3431

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