Apr
13
2019

Chinese Herbal Medicine, An Introduction

In this article, I’d like to introduce you to Chinese herbal medicine and hopefully address any apprehensions or questions you may have about taking medicine in this form. Like many of you, I grew up in Western culture and was quite used to taking Advil, aspirin or Tylenol for pain and fever. I take cough syrup like Robitussin for nose congestion and for coughing. I would take antihistamines like Claritin or Reactine for allergies.

For thousands of years, human beings throughout the world have been utilizing substances found in nature to heal the sick and prevent the onset of many illnesses and this tradition has continued unbroken within Asia. Herbal medicine is actually one of the medicines practiced by some of the top hospitals in China to this day.

Chinese herbal medicine can be prescribed either as a standalone treatment or combined with other therapies such as acupuncture in Bellmore. When prescribed by a licensed professional trained in Chinese medicine, it is both safe and effective.

So what does Chinese herbal medicine look like?

The majority of herbal substances are compounds from roots, trees, seeds, fruits, grains, minerals fungi and some animal products. When prescribing an herbal formula, a person’s dietary restrictions and ethical requests are always considered. The use of endangered animal products or heavy metals is not part of modern Chinese medicine.

Most of the commonly used medicinal herbs are actually native to Asia and must be imported. Many people ask me if they can be grown in North America or other parts of the world. In many cases, that’s not actually possible. I often give the example of wine. When you have a wine producing grape from one region and grow it in another region, the soil, climate and other attributes will actually change the grapes and will taste different.

Similar to Chinese herbs, there are different properties that are brought out by different growing conditions. The herb ginseng is an excellent example of this. The same plant is grown in Korea, China, North America and Japan and each of these regions has a different attribute to it. In Korea, it’s more of a hot natured herb or as when it’s grown in North America, it has more of a cooling nature.

How is Chinese medicine different from Western medicine?

Actually, many pharmaceutical drugs have been derived from or inspired by chemicals discovered in plants. In fact, the pain relieving and fever reducing qualities of aspirin was derived from the leaves and bark of the white willow. And as with the creation of aspirin, the approach of Western medicine is more geared towards isolating or extracting and then synthetically reproducing the active compounds.

Therefore, drugs are directed at specific actions and the person may need to take a multiple of drugs to address all his concerns. Whereas with Chinese medicine, the approach is to combine several herbs together that will function synergistically to address the mechanism causing the ailment to relieve the presenting symptoms and balance any potential side effects that may result from anyone of the single herbs.

So, although we use natural substances, it is still medicine and should be prescribed safely. What is beneficial for one person may not work for everybody.

How is Chinese herbal medicine prescribed?

Chinese herbal medicine can be prescribed in several different formats, depending on the individual and also what’s going to work for compliancy. The most popular and most traditional way is to boil the herbs from their raw or bulk form, and they are boiled down to decoct them into a tea. This tea is usually taken once or twice a day.

Another form is granules. Granules have the benefit of raw herbs with the convenience of just adding hot water to mix them into a tea. And finally, for those that don’t like to drink the herbs, you can have them prepared in tablets or capsules. Depending on what specific health concern we are working on, herbal medicine is often taken once or twice a day for a period of weeks or several months.

The prescription will be modified along the way to address the individual and how their symptoms and their constitution is changing along the course of treatment. The goal of treatment is to bring the body back into balance so the medicine is no longer needed and the symptoms do not return. My particular clinical focus is on reproductive health and fertility.

I use Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of fertility concerns for both men and women, menstrual irregularities, pain and PMS, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, hormonal balance and stress management.

Apr
13
2019

Body Gua Sha For Healing Pain And Inflammation In The Body

Body Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese healing technique that’s used to decrease pain and inflammation in the body. The technique is a little bit different than facial Gua Sha, which emphasizes more on the health of the skin. In this article, we’re going to run through all the basics of body Gua Sha as it is used today.

Body Gua Sha is done using Gua Sha tools such as a spoon, coin or a tool made out of jade stone. There are different shapes and sizes of Gua Sha tools that you can use to treat different areas of the body. It’s used in order to increase the microcirculation in the area that it scraped on. It’s also great for getting out knots and for any kind of inflammation in the body, and with the decrease in inflammation, there’s also a decrease in pain, aching and stagnation in the body.

There are a few other things that body Gua Sha in Tarzana can also treat, depending on the area that it is done on. It can be used to treat the common cold, headaches and migraines and it also helps with hormonal imbalances as well. The technique that’s usually used for body Gua Sha is quite different from that used in facial Gua Sha.

For body Gua Sha treatment, you want to apply enough pressure on the area of concern so you can get out any of the knots, and eliminate stagnation. A lot of times, when you’re applying that much pressure, you’ll see the appearance of some red marks where you’re doing the body Gua Sha. This is very normal.

A lot of first-time people who opt for body Gua Sha treatment are a little surprised by the redness of these marks, but really they are just surfacing because of the Gua Sha motion that is breaking little capillaries on top of the skin. These marks usually heals within 3 to 4 days. After the first few days, it’s not as well anymore and you really feel very relaxed and your muscles feel a lot looser after the treatment.

To begin treatment, the patient will need to sit down in the practitioner will applying a bit of Gua Sha oil to the area that’s going to be treated. For neck pain or any cold symptoms or if there’s a slight cough that has begun or for any muscle tension, the neck and upper shoulders are the common areas that will be treated by the practitioner.

When the practitioner is gliding the scraping tool along the patient’s neck, he applies a certain amount of pressure to release the stagnation. Some of the redness will start to appear and those are signs of blood and Chi stagnation in that area of treatment. The appearance of the redness will vary depending on the severity and length of the stagnation.

Although the marks may look intimidating to many people who haven’t tried Gua Sha, it’s not actually that intimidating. Most patients tell us that it’s very comfortable and feels like a deep tissue massage. While this treatment modalities is really amazing for athletes, or those suffering from chronic acute pain or aches, it should be done with caution or avoided in people who are taking blood thinners, have bleeding disorders, menstruating or in pregnant women, especially when it’s done in their lower abdomen. It should also not be done on any areas of the body that have an open wound or an injury.

Mar
16
2019

Benefits That Can Be Gained From Chinese Holistic Massage Therapy

Have you ever tried Chinese holistic massage therapy? This technique integrates a balance of natural healing modalities with massage therapy giving the client the best experience possible. A vital part of this process is a holistic practitioner. These professionals are well trained in a number of natural remedies. They integrate Chinese holistic massage with other types of massage including deep tissue and Swedish massage and provide the client with the proper balance to boost well being and health and encourage relaxation. This fits in nicely to the entire person approach of holistic therapy.

By its very nature, Chinese Massage therapy is a type of holistic technique. It entails conveying blood and oxygen to all areas of the body, promotes well being all over the body and helps eliminate stress. It also involves including other therapeutic techniques to augment the healing benefits. Together with other non-invasive procedures and natural remedies, the holistic practitioner gives his client the tools he requires for good health. This practitioner brings together the social, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of a person. This combination helps bring the entire person together rather seeing things as separate.

Chinese holistic massage therapy is often part of a variety of healing techniques. The holistic practitioner offers these practices to his clients. Holistic therapy doesn’t often focus on physical treatments alone. It also designed to bring the entire individual into a state of harmony. Western conventional medicine is merely interested in the treatment of physical symptoms. It usually ignores the other aspects of an individual’s being. On the other hand, alternative natural medicine strives to include the physical with the other aspects of a person, but isn’t as far reaching as holistic medicine. Both systems of healing (western and alternative medicine) are useful and valid. But a holistic practitioner uses these systems to bring those states of being into balance while treating the symptoms and the underlying cause of the symptoms.

One way to bring these changes together is through Chinese holistic massage therapy. The holistic practitioner uses this technique to restore balance and harmony to the body. By addressing the entire person, the client not only receives the healing he seeks, but also benefits in things he never dreamt of before. When the practitioner treats the entire person, he addresses that person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances. Amongst a variety of therapies, there are modifications to diet, exercise, homeopathy, acupuncture in Cleveland, bodywork, and Chinese and Indian medicine. Before healing, the practitioner will give time to search for the underlying cause of the problem until the client eventually attains a better state of body, mind, and spirit.

Mar
9
2019

Auriculotherapy As A Way To Relieve Tension, Stress And Addiction

Although allopathic medicine has become the mainstream form of medicine in a number of countries around the world due to its various practices and benefits, there are also other forms of ancient therapies that are still practiced in some areas of the world to keep the human body healthy. Same as the types of ancient Chinese medicine such as acupuncture in Walla Walla and acupressure, auriculotherapy has also gained popularity in most Asian and many European countries. This process involves the use of needles to stimulate certain organs in the body by making use of the outer part of the ear. These days, instead of needles, the acupoints in the ear activated by means of magnets, pellets and lasers that are manually applied to specific points on the ear.

It was Dr. Paul Nogier, a French neurologist who developed auriculotherapy in the 1940s. This form of treatment is a hybrid medical technique used to lower tension, allows the body to relax and boosts circulation. It is based on the principle of traditional acupuncture and acupressure using today’s medical science. It is a noninvasive therapy that is being used for decades to address nicotine addictionand is an effective and safe treatment recognized and approved by the US FDA and the World Health Organization.

Although deemed as a branch of alternative medicine, auriculotherapy works best when used with other forms of medicine such as chiropractic manipulation, homeopathy and acupuncture among others. As in allopathic medicine, pain in the body is reduced through the use ofthe body’s own painkillers called endomorphins. Auriculotherapy, like acupuncture and acupressure normalizes, balances and stimulates the vital energy of the body making the body release or produce endomorphins to alleviate pain. A typical treatment session may last about 30 minutes to an hour in order for the body to be free of stress and pain. All these treatments balance the energy in the body by rectifying reflex centers in the brain which reduces the pain.

Auriculotherapy is being used these days to treat addiction related to smoking, drugs and alcohol. No side effects have been reported and it is deemed as a viable alternative to acupuncture. To cease smoking in chronic smokers, the acupuncturist uses a number of frequencies by means of a micro stimulation gadget to activate the surface of the outer ears. The rate of success associated with this therapy is 80% as it decreases the nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms in chronic smokers.

Mar
9
2019

Addiction And Auriculotherapy

French medical doctor Paul Nogier, conducted an original work that led to a treatment that we now know as auriculotherapy. This is different from the ancient Chinese treatment of ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture. Although auricular acupuncture is based on the use of needles stuck into certain acupuncture points in the auricle or outer ear, auriculotherapy does not use needles and does not use fixed acupoints. Auriculotherapy points are generated by stimulation of three cervical ganglia and four cranial nerves. These are not acupuncture points.

An auriculotherapy practitioner makes use of a pen shaped STIM PLUS PRO to:

1. Determine the location of an auriculotherapy point

2. Diagnose the point

3. Heal the point if found to be problematic

Auriculotherapy involves the position and healing of neurological points in the auricle through micro-electrical innervation. Affected points are painlessly treated by the pen-shaped manual device for half a minute. The ears of a patient are subjected to therapeutic procedures for up to five days each week, ten minutes a day for over four years. In auricular acupuncture, needles are left inserted on the ear for about 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Studies Supporting Auriculotherapy and Auricular Acupuncture in Overland Park

During the decades of the 70’s and 80’s, many studies have been done regarding auriculotherapy and auricular acupuncture in an effort to assess their effectiveness in the treatment of addiction. A MEDLINE search yielded more than 9,785 studies dealing with all types of acupuncture for substance abuse disorder (SUD) that included heroin addiction, alcoholism, binge eating, stimulant abuse, and smoking addiction. The bulk of information came mostly from the treatment of acupuncture: the aim of the treatment is to lessen pain and other ailments related to opiate addiction. In 1977, several positive studies conducted by Wen showed a dramatic reduction of withdrawal symptoms within 15 minutes of the onset of the therapy. Follow up treatment a year after showed that 51 had been drug-free during the break. Research conducted by Oieson and Kroening in 1985 showed that the combination of declining opiate withdrawal was achieved, with 86 percent of subjects withdrawing within 5 days to a week with negligible side effects. The studies show several encouraging studies using auriculotherapy, auricular acupuncture, or acupuncture: alcoholism, smoking, and cocaine abuse that used the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol.

Feedback from patients indicates a majority of extremely positive comments. Some of the comments include: “Less erratic moods,” “A change in attitude” “Full of energy.” “Feeling good from the inside,” “Headache is gone,” “Can actually sleep now,” “this was the fastest way I kicked heroin,” “it restored my natural energy,” “I’m calmer,” “I feel less stress,” etc.

Drug court lawyers commented that “The subjects who are getting treatment are becoming well-balanced physically, mentally, and emotionally.”

Mar
2
2019

Acupuncture Treatment And Prevention Of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is a gynecological problem that these days, has become more and more widespread, especially among younger women. The typical symptoms of PCOS include overweight, development of hair on the face and legs, irregular period and infertility. Used to be a problem for overweight women, nowadays, PCOS also affects skinny women, which can influence their ability to attain healthy pregnancy.

So, what are the mechanisms that causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

The typical mechanisms that cause PCOS in both overweight and thin women are consumption of too much simple sugar that induces the production of high insulin in the blood, which then causes inflammation of their ovaries.

When there is inflammation in the body of a woman, her ovaries cannot release healthy eggs. Overweight women tend to have a stronger parasympathetic nervous system that helps them not to get stressed very easily. They digest slower, especially when they eat junk food, which can easily accumulate fat tissue in their body.

More fat means you have more bad estrogen called estradiol, which can throw off the balancebetween the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body. More estrogen causes the follicles to stop releasing healthy eggs and instead produce cysts and testosterone each month that results in overgrowth of facial and leg hair.

On the other hand, for normal weight or skinny women, because they have a stronger sympathetic nervous system, they are likely to be very active. They tend to often run around or over exercise and even if they eat junk food, they never put on weight but rather build more muscle.

This causes them to produce more estrogen and testosterone and have hyperactive sympathetic nerves that distributes energy away from their ovaries. This stops ovulation and their body begins to produce more and more testosterone, which leads the accumulation of ovarian cysts. When a woman with hyperactive sympathetic nerves takes stimulants such as coffee, she has even less energy flow to her ovaries.

This is why in a German study, when researchers cut the sympathetic nerves in lab thin rats, which distributes the ovaries, the rats were able to restore ovulation. However, in human beings, cutting the sympathetic nerves is out of the question since it can lead to grave and disastrous consequences. We need some way to balance the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system.

Acupuncture in Fremont can bring energy to the ovaries, which can reduce the stress hormone. Both normal weight and overweight women can benefit from acupuncture because it helps reduce their cravings for simple sugar. That way, they have less inflammation and better functioning ovaries. Moreover, acupuncture can bring more energy to the adrenal gland of women, which can lead to the production of more progesterone, that in turn, can lead to a healthy pregnancy.

Acupuncture can also improve thyroid function. You can eat the same amount of food and produce more energy to your body. You burn more calories easily and lose weight faster. The other benefit of acupuncture treatment, especially electric stimulation acupuncture, includes the strengthening of your muscles whilst you’re losing weight. In this way, you won’t end up with loose skin and drooping muscles after you lose weight. Acupuncture also helps restore normal ovarian function, which helps prevent the rise of PCOS in women.

Mar
2
2019

Bai Jiu Medicinal Liqueur And Gaoyao Medicinal Plaster

I know you like Chinese kung fu or maybe, you want to learn kung fu. But what would happen if you got injured whilst training? Well, let me hereby sincerely recommend to you the traditional Chinese medicine, medicinal liqueur.

During ancient times in China, as great kung fu masters practiced their skills, it was unavoidable for them to incur all kinds of injury, such as from falls, tumbles, sprains or strains. And for the treatment of such frequent injuries, the kung fu greats would either turn to their trusty medicinal liqueurs or medicinal plasters.

Well, just a little bit of medicinal liqueur, first warmed in the palms, and then applied to the affected area, and you’ll be right in no time. Just what is it that makes medicinal liqueur so effective so quickly? Let’s find out.

One of the most popular medicinal liqueurs in China is often used for contusion sustained from falling or heavy blows. It’s used by the infusion of a few main ingredients in Bai Jiu, rice wine, a popular drink here in China. Let’s give this a go first. Cheers!

Bai Jiu is pretty strong stuff, a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet and very warming on a cold winter’s day. One of the most important ingredients is menthol, which were all familiar with in the West. It clears the sinuses right out. Another ingredient is Caulis Erycibes. Let’s give it a try. It’s a little bit sweet and if I was going to compare it to anything, I guess it tastes a little bit like vanilla, maybe with a dash of ginger.

Another ingredient is Cassia Twigs. Looks like a bunch of twigs with a taste just like cinnamon. The last ingredient is Ephedra, which looks like what I feed my guinea pigs and smells like what I feed my guinea pigs. It doesn’t have much of a flavor, a little bit grassy and a little bit lemony, almost like lemongrass.

I’ve tried all the bits and bobs that go into making medicinal liqueur and now I’m ready for the Olympics. Here I go!

We all know of Jet Li. In one of his movies, he brought back to life a revered figure of recent Chinese history, a great kung fu master, Huang Feilong. Huang Feilong began learning kung fu when he was a small boy and through self practice and exploration, he developed a very impressive Shadowless Kick and Tiger Crane boxing skills.

He also went on to build the Po Chi Lam Medical Center, where he healed the wounded and rescued the dying. He was later hired by the famous general Liu Yongfu to be the chief military drill officer and chief medical officer of the Black Flag army at the end of the Qing Dynasty a hundred 100 years ago.

Huang Feilong became an expert at treating all kinds of external injuries and the medicinal liqueur of the Po Chi Lam Center he created is still popular today. Apart from medicinal liqueurs, there’s also another pretty nifty type of traditional Chinese medicine known as Gaoyao, medicinal plasters, great at relieving inflammation, swelling, muscle and joint pain.

Much like plasters such as Band-Aids, Chinese medicinal plasters are thin strips of sticky fabric that are applied to the skin. And that’s just about where the similarities end. Chinese medicinal plasters give off a strong smell, thanks to all of the medicinal ingredients they are infused with. Secondly, once applied to the skin, they give off a lot of heat, which can last for hours.

Thirdly, they are incredibly adhesive, much like a strong piece of gaffer tape. Lastly, they are by no means intended for the use on open source or wounds, the application on which could lead to quite serious consequences.

Whether your dream is to become a great kung fu hero or great kung fu master, remember that behind all of that glamor is a struggle of blood, sweat and tears. But as long as you keep a box of medicinal plasters and a bottle of medicinal liqueur handy, well, you’ll be one step closer to your dream.

Dr. Guoen Wang is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and doctor of Chinese medicine in Austin Texas.

Feb
23
2019

Acupressure Therapy Can Eliminate Stress, Pain, And Illness In The Body

Do you often suffer from a headache or migraine that suddenly goes away minutes after someone has pressed several areas of your hand? This kind of healing technique is called acupressure and has been around for millennia.

Acupressure works the same way as acupuncture in Marlton the only difference is the way it is delivered. Acupressure makes of the pressure of another person’s hands that apply pressure into so-named acupuncture points or acupoints to relieve pain like headache and eliminate stress. On the other hand, instead of the hands, needle is used in acupuncture that’s inserted into an acupoint to stimulate the points which then boosts the circulation of blood throughout the body.

There is one new type of acupressure which you can perform on yourself without needing help from another person. This novel healing technique just uses a small mat known called the Nayoya acupuncture mat The Nayoya mat’s history is so much similar to the ancient therapies of acupressure, reflexology, acupuncture, and deep tissue massage to help eliminate stress from the body.

The factor that underlies these healing methods is called Chi by the Chinese Chi which is the vital energy in the body. Based on these principles, stress and illness which have adverse effects on a person’s moods and his body develop when the flow of Chi is blocked. By applying pressure to select acupoints along a back, hands, feet and other body areas of a person, the flow of chi is released and channeled to certain areas of the body which triggers the healing process.

Feb
23
2019

The Major Acupuncture Points In The Detox Protocol

The Detoxification Protocol or Detox Protocol not only is used to aid the person while detoxifying from substances such as heroin, crack, and cocaine but can help when trying to kick the smoking habit and when withdrawing from the influence of alcohol.

The therapy works by sticking into both ears five sterile, fine, disposable needles and then sitting in a comfortable position for twenty to forty five minutes while the needles work their benefits on the energy system of the body.

The Major Acupuncture Points for Detoxification:

The Spirit Gate (Shen Men)

This acupoint possesses strong analgesic or painkilling effects, and thus when needled will help relieve, relax and calm a person. The Shen Men is the preeminent point used in all therapies for emotional trauma and physical pain. Moodiness and impatience gives way to calm and joy.

Sympathetic

This acupoint is believed to have potent pain killing powers and thus can generate a relaxing, and calming effect that helps overcome symptoms of withdrawal and cravings. The Sympathetic point
also naturally releases endorphins into the blood stream which ameliorates stress. Anxiety dissipates into calmness.

Lungs

The lungs are like a couple of moist sponges that take up almost all of the chest cavity. Their responsibility lies in supplying the blood with fresh oxygen for distribution to all the body tissues. Another of its responsibility is to expel CO2, a waste product for us humans. This acupoint will relieve toxicity in the skin, respiratory system, and immune system when needled.

The lungs, in TCM theory, govern our Chi and are at the very balance of Chi itself. When lung energy is depleted, the associated emotion is sadness; therefore when tonified and needled, melancholy and grief gives way to hope and courage.

Liver

The liver is the largest internal organ of our body. It is like a giant factory that processes different chemicals. It has several responsibilities such as: mobilizing the immune system of the body to combat infections; storing iron; neutralizing toxic substances such as alcohol, legal and illegal drugs, and other ingested chemicals from food; and helping clean the blood.

The liver, in traditional Chinese medicine or TCM, keeps everything smoothly running and governs the circulation of Chi or life force energy. It modulates mood swings and impulsive behavior. Depression and anger give way to balance and kindness.

Kidney

The kidneys are the filtering systems of our body that receive from the liver detoxified material in the blood. The kidneys then purify the blood into urine for excretion. When this point is needled in the Detox Protocol, it leads to the relief of chemical toxicity in the kidneys.

In TCM the kidneys is where our ‘essence,’ our essential source energy, is stored; this corresponds to our longevity and life force. The emotion related to kidney energy deficiency is fright and fear. Paranoia and anguish give way to gentleness and greater self awareness when this point is needled.

When these vital organs are strengthened or tonified, we naturally are helping the body increase its detoxying abilities and boosting their capacity to work more effectively and efficiently in order avert any further damage from substances used.

All these points are meant to balance the energy of the body and aid in the healing processes – the aggregate effect is one of rejuvenation, relaxation, and calmness.

Dr. Hailing Fu is a doctor or Oriental medicine and the founder of Ling’s Acupuncture, Inc., in Orlando, FL. She has also served as professor and clinic director at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Central Florida.

Feb
16
2019

Auricular Acupuncture Treatment For All Sorts Of Eye Conditions

Auricular acupuncture in Jacksonville is a therapy that stimulates the acupuncture points on the auricle or outer ear in order to diagnose and treat illnesses in other areas of the body. Auricular acupuncture has been practiced in China and Europe in addressing a number of conditions including addictions, pain disorders, headaches and allergy. The Chinese people have developed part of acupuncture; in auricular acupuncture however, it was the Frenchman named Paul Nogier who developed this therapy many decades ago. The ear map is shaped like an inverted fetus complete with its physiological, anatomical and emotional representations.

How does auricular acupuncture work?

Aside from hearing, the tissue of the ear performs other functions. The ear is the first organ to develop to its complete capacity 18 months after conception. It’s one of the few anatomical areas that contains all the tissues including ecto, mesoderm and in the early stages during embryo. Researchers have revealed that the ear contains all the acupoints in the body. Stimulating these acupoints could lead to the alleviation of pain and other ailments and illnesses. The ear auricular acupointsends a strong electrical signal when it is stimulated in a specific way. The texture and color of the skin changes, which are signs of different health problems.

These illnesses can be addressed with acupuncture therapy, a technique that uses silver plated, gold or stainless steel disposable needles. These needles are inserted under the skin for a few millimeters. Next, magnetic seeds are taped into the ear to prolong the effect of the therapy. Needles are not used on children, instead they are given metal seeds or laser therapy. The effects caused by acupuncture therapy are travel through certain areas of the brain to the associated area of the body.

Treating Glaucoma through Acupuncture

Glaucoma is a condition affecting the optic nerve. Side vision is affected by this condition and the optic nerve is injured which can lead to blindness. Treatments abound including surgical intervention, eye drops or laser therapy to address this condition. Actually, It is the slow movement of the aqueous humor causing this disease. If too much pressure is exerted, nerve fibers and blood vessels may get compressed and a serious injury can be experienced by the eye. A fire like condition is typically created inside and sends fluids upwards into the eyes.

Glaucoma is usually the result of genetics and age. The cause of glaucoma in the younger generation is fire and stagnation. Herbal medicine and acupuncture have shown to produce extraordinary results. Glaucoma can also result from the malfunctioning of the kidneys and liver. Herbal therapy includes the use of herbs to eliminate liquid from the eyes. Herbs can also help reduce the fire inside. To treat glaucoma and correct liver and kidney function, acupuncture is often used.

How retinopathycan be treated with acupuncture?

Retinopathy is an illness that affects the retina of the eye. It’s the layer that is in the black of the eye. The retina sends images to the brain. Blood vessels can also be blocked by diabetes and can reduce the supply of blood. Around 20 herbs have been discovered by acupuncturists, which are helpful in resolving diabetes. Acupuncture can also be used to treat the diabetic andretinopathy.

Talk to a qualified acupuncturist near your area if you are considering using acupuncture for any health problems you may have.