Dr. David Blaiwas, D.Ac., M.Ac. L.Ac.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are effective treatments for...
Back and Joint Pain
The success of Traditional Acupuncture treatments for acute or chronic back and joint pain has been well-documented all across the country. In 1997 a statement issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that acupuncture has shown to be a useful treatment for conditions such as low-back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other muscle and joint pain.
Allergies and Asthma
Rather than simply using medications to reduce the symptoms and effects of allergies and asthma, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine confronts and works to resolve the causes. By using acupuncture needles and Chinese herbs, treatments work to relieve symptoms and restore proper functioning to enable your immune system to become strong enough to successfully ‘fight off’ the effects of seasonal pollen, molds, dust, and other allergen material
Stress Related Conditions
Acupuncture treatments can help restore emotional and physical balance in dealing with stressful situations. Many patients report that it helps relieve or resolve the pain and symptoms they experience, and they say that they are no longer “controlled” by the stress in their lives.
In Chinese Medicine, digestive problems are usually the result of overactivity or weakness in the body’s digestive organ systems. Unlike Western medicine whose treatments focus on ‘masking’ or providing only temporary relief for symptoms, Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine focus directly on healing the organ systems that are responsible for the symptoms of digestive disorders.
Through the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine, a series of treatments can help the body’s systems that govern the ability sleep to be rebalanced and function properly again. This enables people to be more relaxed and at peace in mind and body when they fall asleep, and throughout the night. Many of my patients also report the depth and quality of their sleep also improves, so that they feel much more rested and refreshed when they wake up, and throughout their day.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one's health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities.
Since each patient has different needs, I carefully select and combine a variety of herbs that will synergistically blend together to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. I prescribe high-quality, professional-grade herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals.