Acupuncture can treat any non-life threatening health condition. The following are the areas of focus for Harmony + Health Acupuncture.
Pain is the most common condition treated with acupuncture—and for a good reason. We use a number of different methods to resolve pain conditions. To learn more about these methods, read the following:
Comes on suddenly. For example, you bend over and suddenly get a stabbing pain in you back. Acute pain is also the type you experience after an accident or surgery
lasts three months or longer
There are two types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types affect joints. Osteoarthritis is a condition associated with overuse of a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of the joints. Both types of arthritis can benefit from acupuncture.
Fibromyalgia is pain all over the body, with no specific, known cause.
or pain in any joint of the body.
is pain on the bottom of the foot, usually the heel. The pain is typically worse upon taking the first step in the morning.
Sports injuries are injuries due to participation in a part-time or professional sport. The injury may be acute or chronic.
are often work related and occur when a motion such as typing on a computer, styling hair, or performing construction tasks is repeated daily.
is pain, numbness, or tingling in the wrist and hand.
occurs from a sudden jerking to the head and neck, resulting in pain.
We all experience stress; it is unavoidable in modern life. Sometimes, stress comes as big events: divorce, job loss, moving, death, financial strain, retirement, or illness. Stress also can be found in everyday life activities: household chores, commuting, social obligations, childcare, relationships, meetings…the list is endless.
Stress cannot be avoided, but the key is to make sure it is not affecting your life or health. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are a fantastic part of an effective stress-management protocol, along with lifestyle and mindset techniques, for which we provide coaching.
Stress can be a main factor when it comes to sleep problems. Whether mild or severe, and regardless of the cause, we have an effective solution to help your insomnia. You may have difficulty falling asleep, or you may wake up frequently in the night and are often unable to go back to sleep. Bottom line, if you do not feel rested in the morning, you have a sleep problem that we can help with.
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract starts at your mouth, descends through your esophagus, empties into your stomach, involves the pancreas, liver and gallbladder, then the small intestine, the large intestine, and pathway.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are appropriate for any non-life-threatening condition that affects the GI tract. Patients present with symptoms or a Western diagnosis such as:
This is a burning sensation in the stomach or the esophagus; even the throat may be affected. This condition can be treated so that there is no longer a dependence or over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Abdominal pain that is caused by irritation of the stomach lining.
are sacs of weakened rectal tissue either interior to or outside the rectal opening. No matter where they occur, they are uncomfortable (sometimes very painful!) and a sign that your digestive system is not completely healthy.
Whether due to pregnancy, chemotherapy, or another cause, nausea and vomiting can result in not only discomfort but weight loss and damage to the esophagus.
Do you ever feel like food does not “sit well in your stomach?” When you have gas, eating causes your belly to fill with gas, and you look like you gained 5 pounds. Your clothes feel tight, though you have not actually gained weight. You are just uncomfortable.
A normal bowel movement occurs 1-2 times per day and is formed and expelled without difficulty. If your bowel movements are not normal, you might have one of these problems. They might come too frequently, are not a normal consistency, or they come too infrequently and are difficult to expel.
If you do not have a regular period and are not pregnant, this is a sign that your body is not operating properly. There are several causes of this, including stress and hormone dysfunction.
Although PMS is common, it is not normal. It is possible to have painless, stress-free periods with minimal bloating and fatigue. If your life is interrupted every month with pain, fatigue, or moodiness, treatment should be considered.
is a grouping of symptoms that can include infertility and/or menstrual irregularities, abnormal hair growth, acne, and weight gain or inability to lose weight. You may or may not have cysts on the ovaries associated with PCOS. This is a complicated condition that requires comprehensive care ranging from lifestyle to herbs. Rest assured, it is possible to treat PCOS without a lifetime of medication and restore normal hormonal functioning.
You may experience spotting between periods, irregular periods, or periods that have become heavier than normal. These are all signs that your body is not functioning properly, and the goal should be to address the underlying cause rather than mask or only treat the symptom.
Menopause is not a disease, although the symptoms can significantly interfere with everyday life. Hot flashes, night sweats, and increased stress or irritability are often associated with menopause as your hormone levels begin to decline. The focus of Eastern medicine in this area is on easing the transition to make symptoms as mild as possible. You cannot maintain pre-menopausal hormone levels forever, but you can make the transition easy and even pleasant with the help of Eastern medicine.
Women spend about 1/3 of their lives post menopausal. The health issues they face in this phase of life are not always serious but can greatly affect quality of life. Problems may include vaginal dryness, weight gain, difficulty sleeping, decreased energy, and decreased libido.