Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
I am always a little stumped about how to explain acupuncture because it just needs to be experienced. It is an amazing therapeutic system with so many applications. It is one of my favorite tools because it so often yields immediate results.
Chinese medicine is a complete medical system, able to treat all types of ailments. Many practitioners of Chinese medicine find that they do not need other tools to facilitate the resolution of a wide variety of issues. As a naturopathic doctor, I tend to lean more heavily on western and naturopathic methodologies, but there are things that acupuncture and herbs do better than anything else, so I use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to augment naturopathic therapies.
I use acupuncture to help with
Mood swings and anxiety
Acupuncture is particularly amazing for pain from injuries (accidents, sports, even sleeping funny and waking up with a 'crick' in your neck). If the injury is new, pain can often be decreased or even completely resolved within a matter of minutes.
For more about the history and theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine click HERE.