Peripheral Neuropathies – Acupuncture can help stimulate the peripheral nerves and get them to start registering sensory perception again. Also, a lot of neuropathies are due to the nerves being pinched either by muscles or vertebrae. Herbs can also help to bring circulation to the affected areas.
Trigeminal Neuralgia – According to Chinese medicine, trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by a disruption in the flow of energy in the channels. Acupuncture needles are inserted according to which branch of the nerve has been affected, i.e. which acupuncture channel. Acupuncture is effective for controlling pain, but it can be difficult to cure completely, it may need many several treatments.
Headaches – There are numerous distinctions among headaches, which are qualified by their exact location, intensity, and quality of the pain. There are often many contributing factors that need to be addressed as well, which contribute significantly to the success rate of the treatments, these include lifestyle, work stressors, emotional factors, and nutrition. Along with addressing these factors, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can be very effective in treating headaches.
Dizziness/Vertigo – There are numerous causes for this type of condition. Patients coming to me with these symptoms should be checked out by an MD first, if you have not been checked out, expect that we will refer you out before treatment. But once you have been cleared of any life threatening conditions, Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture can be very useful and decreasing or completely eliminating the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo.
Stroke Recovery – This is very successfully treated with Acupuncture. The sooner treatment is begun the better. In China, Acupuncture is started within days, while the patient is still in the hospital. Here, it is best to start treatment within three weeks of the stroke and no later than six months (although we’ve had fairly good results with patients who had strokes a couple of years ago.) Acupuncture helps to stimulate the nerves, which often go un-stimulated after a stroke causing eventual nerve death. When the nerves start to fire again, fine motor skills come back and paralysis/hemiplegia can be lessened or eliminated.