Hypertension (High Blood Pressure).
Hypertension is a chronic and systemic disease characterized by rising arterial pressure. Symptoms associated with high blood pressure include headache, insomnia, dizziness, and pounding of the heart. However, most patients with high blood pressure have no symptoms at all. The dangerous results of hypertension are the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Acupuncture adjusts the autonomic nervous system and regulates the blood pressure to the normal state. Some herbs have the function to reduce the cholesterol level and help to reduce blood pressures.
Arthritis is a generic term describes the inflammation of joints. There are numerous different causes including autoimmune diseases (e.g., Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis), old sports injury, gout, trauma, and old age. By far, the most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. For relief, patients can take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Alleve.
The efficacy of acupuncture in treating osteoarthritis of the knee was demonstrated in a landmark study sponsored by NCCAM and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Treated patients demonstrated both improvement in mobility function and pain relief. So acupuncture really works.
Chronic gastritis is a Chronic gastric lesion,pathologiclly characterized by nonspecific chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa. Its etiology is not well understood,possibly related to administration of irritating drugs and food,bile regurgitation,buccal inflammation or autoimmunity.Chronic gastritis can be divided into two categories,primary and secondary.the former is further categorized into superficial,atrophic and hypertrophic types;the latter often complicates gastroduodenal ulcer and gastric cancer. Chronic gastritis occurs most frequently in the middle-aged people.This disease in TCM pertains to the categories of "pi"(feeling of fullness in the upper abdomen),"wei wan ton" (stomachache),etc.
Leukopenia exists whenever the number of the white blood ceils in the peripheral circulation is continually lower than 4X10 9/L, and the percentage of neutrophilic granulocytes is normal or slightly decreased.In most cases,the disease is related to the decrease of neutrophilic granulocytes,and granulocytopenia is defined as the absolute number of granulocytes is reduced below 1.8-2X10 9/L.In TCM,this disease is grouped into the categories of "xuan yun"(vertigo),"xu lao"(consumptive diseases),etc.
Diabetes is a common metabolic endocrinopathy resulting from absolute or relative deficiency of insuline and leading to metabolic disturbance of carbohydrate,fat and protein.The disease is frequently followed by water-electro-lyte imbalance and acid-base disturbance.According to the age of the patients,clinical manifestations and requirements for insulin,diabetes mellitus can be divided into many types.In TCM,the disease is categorized as "xiao ke" which means diabetes.
Neurosis is caused by long term meutal stress which results in imbalance of excito-inhibitory process of cerebral cortex. The patients get excited or fatigue easily,and are frequently accompanied with various forms of somatic discomfort.It is more common in middle-aged females.In TCM,this disease is categorized as"bu mei" (sleeplessness),"xin ji"(palpitation),"yu zheng"(melancholia), "yi jing"(emission),"yang wei"(impotence),"zang zao"(hysteria),"xu xun"(consumption),etc.
dysmenorrhea neabs that women have periodic pain during or prior to or after menstrual period in the lower abdomen or even faint in severe cases.It has been customary to classify cases of dysmenorrhea into two main groups;primary or functional dysmenorrhea referring to the on which is not caused by organic dis as s,and secondary dysmenorrhea refrring to the one caused by organic diseases in reproductive system.
Before or after menopause,women may have some symptoms associated with it,which may be serious or slight,long or short,or irregular. In modern medicine it is called clima cteric syndrome,and in TCM it belongs to the category of "jue jing qian hou zhu zheng"(syndromes before or after meno pause).
Hyperplasia of Prostate.
Hyperplasia of Prostate,also known as prostatic hyperplasia,is a very common disease that occurs in old male patiens.Generally,this disease is considered to be associated with the disturbance of sexual hormones.The main manifestations are uroschesis and difficulty of urination.It belongs to the category of "long bi"(retention of urine)in TCM.
Shingles is a kind of acute herpetic skin infection caused by Shingles virus Its clinical characteristic is the acute onset of the disease with groups of crowded blisters arranged in zonary fashion along one side of the nerve distribution.It is accompanied with nervous pain on the chest,waist and abdomen. This disease is called"chan yao dan","huo dai chuang","she chuang chuang",and "zhi zhuchuang"(Shingles)in TCM.
Ulcerative stomatitis a kind of scaftered superficial small ulcer in the mucous membrane of mouth,either single or multiple,belonging to the category of"kou gan",or "kou chuang"in TCM, both referring to "ulcer in the mouth" or simply aphtha.
Meniere's Disease is also known as hydrops of membranous labyrinth.Its clinical characteristice are paroxysmal dizziness, fluctuating deafness,tinnitus and a feeling of fullness in the ear.It belongs to the category of"xuan yun"(dizziness)in TCM.
The disease is a chronic inflammation of bronchi due to infection,physical and chemical irrtations and allergic agents.The majority of the patients are of over middle age.It is characterized by chronic course and recurrent episodes.In some chronic cases,the disease may progress to chronic obstructive emphysema and chronic pulmonary heart disease.In TCM,this disease is related to the categories of "ke sou"(cough),"tan yin"(phlegm retension),"xiao chuan"(asthma)and so on.
Menopause is a normal part of aging process for women. It is a time period when her ability to have babies comes to an end. Usually, menopause starts at the age of 45 and ends around age of 51. Symptoms associated with menopause include hot flashes, night sweat, excessive sweating, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and sleep difficulties. In addition, there may also be changes in moods, such as depression, anxiety or irritability. Conventional treatment involves hormone replacement.
Migraine headache is a common illness. Millions of Americans suffered from this condition. It can range from a mere annoyance to a debilitating agony. Patients may have visual, auricular or olfactory aura before the onset of the headache.
Acupuncture can reduce the intensity of headache, and also decrease the frequency of the migraine attacks. We have treated a large number of these patients who have subsequently benefited.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpus is a word derived from the Greek word "karpos" which means "wrist." The wrist is surrounded by a band of fibrous tissue which normally functions as a support for the joint. The tight space between this fibrous band and the wrist bone is called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel to receive sensations from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand. Any condition that causes swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel can squeeze and irritate the median nerve. Irritation of the median nerve in this manner causes tingling and numbness of the thumb, index, and the middle fingers, a condition known as "carpal tunnel syndrome."
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside side of the upper arm near the elbow. There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers, which connect muscle to bone, at or near their point of origin on the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow.
Constipation is a common digestive complaint affecting millions of Americans. Irregular or difficult bowel movements are caused by a number of factors and diseases. For a large number patients, dehydration and lack of fiber in the diet play a major role. It affects older people. Common symptoms include feeling bloated. Abdomen may become distended. Frequent strains to pass stool may lead to hemorrhoids.
Acupuncture, and especially, combined with natural herbs can help patients to attain normal and soft bowel movement.
Cancer is characterized by the proliferation of malignant cells that grow and expand in an uncontrolled and unchecked fashion. Eventually, these cells destroy the normal tissue and organs, and finally impair the body’s normal biological functions. Recent molecular and DNA work have shown that mutations in specific genes, along with harmful environmental exposure, play a major role in the development and progression of cancers of all types.
Acne is a skin disease happened in the hair and oil gland. The most cases, acne happened in young boy and girl as well as grown up adults. Acne usually happen on the face area and impact the appearance. Therefore, acne usually influence patients work and social life, and give patients big burden. Chinese doctors believe the reason for acne associate with bad diet, life style, living environment work, and stress, combine with the imbalance Yin & Yang, conflicting inside and outside, then become acne. We combine the biology and physiology theory, adjust natural life style, base on individual character, use acupuncture, Chinese herb, and enhance the immune system, patients nervous system, balance the Yin & Yang as well as the internal secretion to treat the acne patients.
Insomnia and other sleep disorders are serious problems in this country, especially in now many of us have a fast-paced and high stress life. I see many patients who have difficulty in sleeping at one time or another. To obtain the needed amount of sleep, we have seen patients turning to over-the-counter or prescription drugs.
Acupuncture and TCM are natural remedies that can help you to sleep better. Acupuncture reduces the stress hormones, and tune down the heightened nerve stimulation. Most of our patients often report a sense of calm and relaxation after each treatment. Some even fall asleep during the treatment. The addition of specific herbs also expedites your return to normal and healthy sleep each night.
All of us have experienced some degree of anxiety at one point in our life. A small dose of fear actually helps us to focus and concentrate. However, frequent, constant, and exaggerated level of fear and worry are taxing to our health. The increased level of adrenaline and epinephrine are harmful to our heart and other organs. Some patients suffer from constant anxiety or episodic panic attacks. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs (e.g., Paxil, Zoloft etc), acupuncture and TCM are natural remedies that aim to adjust the qi and the patterns of nerve firing in our brains. It works much slower than drugs, but it attempts to address the root of anxiety. It helps to balance the nervous system.
Boost Immune System
Our body is under constant assault from environmental pollution, weather, and bateria and virus exposure. Our ability to resist these harmful exposures is largely dependent on our immune system. If harmful exposure exceeds immune system, we become sick. If immune system exceeds harmful exposure, we stay healthy. Immune system is the key to our health. Our center provides comprehensive program involving acupuncture, herbs, exercise, and diet that can improve immune system.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
PMS refers to pain in the lower abdomen and lower back that occur before, during or after period.
Acupuncture can attune the nervous and hormones balance in the body. In addition, acupuncture helps to release body?s own endorphin to reduce the pain. Herbs can improve circulation, thereby reduce pain.
Smoking is a very difficult addiction to quit. It has been suggested that smoking is more addictive than cocaine, narcotics, and heroines. At the same time, there is an insurmountable scientific evidence showing the harmful effects of smoking. Aside from oral and lung cancers, smokers have more risks in developing heart attack, strokes, and peripheral vascular diseases.
Acupuncture has been used extensively in China to help motivated patients to stop this harmful habit. Acupuncture calms the increased anxiety level during the quitting period. In addition, it is thought that acupuncture also adjusts the balance of various neurotransmitters that can suppress the insatiable urge of wanting to light up. In our center, we use both traditional and auricular (ear) acupuncture to help smokers to quit.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and stiffness. Patients also complained of fatigue, insomnia, and discrete tendon pain. It is estimated that 3.7 million Americans are affected by this disease, and most are women.
This disease is characterized by numbness of the face, and paralysis of the affected side. The angle of the mouth will deviate to the healthy or non-effected side. Some patients may also suffer from inability to close the eyes. There are multiple different causes for this condition, such as viral infection, tumor, and stroke.
Acupuncture and herbs can reduce inflammation and improve circulation to the area. These treatments can stimulate and promote the healing of the affected nerve. More importantly, acupuncture can prevent atrophy of the facial muscles. Most of our patients also find global benefits, such as reduction of stress and anxiety due this condition.
Furrowed brows, bunny lines, and sagging jawline are all common signs of aging.
Prolonged and chronic sun exposure also produces blotches and uneven tones on the face and neck. Facial rejuvenation procedures ranging from non-invasive to aggressive surgical treatments have warmly embraced by the public. Treatments such as Botox, fillers, lasers or plastic surgery are very effective to reverse the aging look on a temporary basis. These treatments only affect the superficial aspect of aging but not the whole body. In the recent years, acupunctures and TCM have also been incorporated in the armamentarium of procedures to attain facial rejuvenation. Acupuncture has demonstrated its positive role to correct mild wrinkles. Small and fine needles are inserted into the face, and often a series of treatments is needed before seeing the improvement. In addition, acupuncture and TCM also improve the overall energy level of the body, thereby creating a glowing and energetic outward appearance.
Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors relearn skills that are lost when part of the brain is damaged. For example, these skills can include coordinating leg movements in order to walk or carrying out the steps involved in any complex activity. Rehabilitation also teaches survivors new ways of performing tasks to circumvent or compensate for any residual disabilities. Individuals may need to learn how to bathe and dress using only one hand, or how to communicate effectively when their ability to use language has been compromised. There is a strong consensus among rehabilitation experts that the most important element in any rehabilitation program is carefully directed, well-focused, repetitive practice—the same kind of practice used by all people when they learn a new skill, such as playing the piano or pitching a baseball.
Rehabilitative therapy begins in the acute-care hospital after the person’s overall condition has been stabilized, often within 24 to 48 hours after the stroke. The first steps involve promoting independent movement because many individuals are paralyzed or seriously weakened. Patients are prompted to change positions frequently while lying in bed and to engage in passive or active range of motion exercises to strengthen their stroke-impaired limbs. ("Passive" range-of-motion exercises are those in which the therapist actively helps the patient move a limb repeatedly, whereas "active" exercises are performed by the patient with no physical assistance from the therapist.) Depending on many factors—including the extent of the initial injury—patients may progress from sitting up and being moved between the bed and a chair to standing, bearing their own weight, and walking, with or without assistance. Rehabilitation nurses and therapists help patients who are able to perform progressively more complex and demanding tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and using a toilet, and they encourage patients to begin using their stroke-impaired limbs while engaging in those tasks. Beginning to reacquire the ability to carry out these basic activities of daily living represents the first stage in a stroke survivor's return to independence.
For some stroke survivors, rehabilitation will be an ongoing process to maintain and refine skills and could involve working with specialists for months or years after the stroke.
chronic nephritis is a form of kidney inflammation usually secondary to another disease, such as chronic pyelonephritis. In chronic interstitial nephritis the kidney becomes small and granular with thickening of arteries and arterioles and proliferation of interstitial tissue. There may be functional abnormalities, such as urea retention, hematuria, and casts.
Nephrotic syndrome is a set of signs or symptoms that may point to kidney problems. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found in the lower back. Each is about the size of a fist. They clean the blood by filtering out excess water and salt and waste products from food. Healthy kidneys keep protein in the blood, which helps the blood soak up water from tissues. But kidneys with damaged filters may leak protein into the urine. As a result, not enough protein is left in the blood to soak up the water. The water then moves from the blood into body tissues and causes swelling.
Both children and adults can have nephrotic syndrome. The causes of and treatments for nephrotic syndrome in children are sometimes different from the causes and treatments in adults.