The significance of this approach is that while Western Medicine tends to concentrate on relieving specific symptoms, such as making your headache or abdominal pain go away, the goal of acupuncture is to resolve the underlying source of your symptoms – what caused the headache or abdominal pain in the first place. By focusing on alleviating the origin of the ailment rather than on simply relieving the symptoms, this all-inclusive, in-depth approach to medicine, tends to produce an overall strengthening and balancing of the general health of the body and mind.
Some of these approaches include but are not limited to:
Homeopathic and Vitamin Injection Therapy
Auricular, hand, nose, face, foot and/or scalp acupuncture therapy
Stimulation to acupuncture points and channels by use of any of the following:
– Needles, moxibustion, cupping, thermal methods, magnets, gwa-sha scraping techniques, acupatches, and acuform
– Manual stimulation including acutotement (which is defined as stimulation by an instrument that does not pierce the skin), massage, acupressure, reflexology, shiatsu, and tui-na
– Electrical stimulation including electro-acupuncture, percutaneous and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
– Laser biostimulation in accordance with relevant federal law including Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations, providing written notice of such intended use together with proof of compliance with federal requirements are received by the Board of Acupuncture not less than 14 days prior to first time use.
Acupuncture diagnostic techniques shall include but not be limited to the use of observation, listening, smelling, inquiring, palpation, pulses, tongue, physiognomy, five element correspondence, ryodoraku, akabani, German electro acupuncture, Kirlian photography, and thermography
Nutritional counseling and the recommendation of nonprescription substances which meet the Food and Drug Administration labeling requirements, as dietary supplements to promote health
Recommendation of breathing techniques and therapeutic exercises
Lifestyle and stress counseling
Recommendation of all homeopathic preparations approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Homeopathic Pharmacopeia Committee
Acupuncture improves circulation to relieve pain and tends to have a positive effect on circulation throughout the body. This, in turn, can improve energy, stamina, reduce stress, and improve emotional well being