What can be treated by
questions about acupuncture
the insertion of hair-thin needles into the body
at specific points, thereby stimulating and
activating the body's self-healing mechanisms.
For over 5,000 years acupuncture has been widely
practiced in the East. Many millions of people
in China, Korea, and Japan, as well as in
Europe, Russia, Israel, and many other countries
use it. More than one million Americans are
currently receiving acupuncture each year. In
November 1997 a committee of experts at the
National Health Institute gave their medical
endorsement to the use of acupuncture as the
treatment for a variety of conditions.
American medicine now recognizes the benefits of
acupuncture. David Ramsey, President of the
National Health Institute, has remarked that
"ancient practice of acupuncture is an effective
therapy for certain medical conditions,
especially those involving
fibromyalgia, etc." (Time, November 1997).
viewpoint of modern medicine, the principle
action of acupuncture is to regulate the
function of the human body and to increase its
resistance by enhancing the immune system and
the analgesic, antispastic, antishock and
antiparalytic abilities of the body.
The following is a list
of some of the more common conditions treatable
by Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, as outlined
by the World health Organization:
Upper Respiratory Tract
Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and
in patients without complicating diseases)
Disorders of the Eye
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Disorders of the Mouth
Toothache, post-extraction pain
Acute and chronic pharyngitis
Spasms of esophagus and cardia
and chronic gastritis
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacillary dysentery
Headache and migraine
Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to
Pareses following a stroke
Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e.,
within six months)
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
shoulder," "tennis elbow"
There are many
other symptoms and conditions that can be
relieved by acupuncture. In our 25 years of
experience, we have successfully used
acupuncture to help relieve symptoms of
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and
pancreatitis, skin disorders such as
liver disorders such as
hepatitis and early stages of
as well as
prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and
Acupuncture can be used to great extend to help
with the symptoms of
stress and panic
attacks, to control cravings during
alcohol, drug and
smoking cessation and
to promote the weight loss.
Questions about Acupuncture
Q. Does acupuncture hurt?
A. The goal of acupuncture is to get life
energy, or Qi, circulating in the body. Some
people experience this as heaviness, mild
cramping, or electric sensation. Most patients,
however, find an acupuncture treatment
profoundly peaceful and relaxing. Those who fear
needles can be treated instead with point
massage, magnets, electropuncture, vibration,
Q. How does acupuncture work?
A. Traditional acupuncture is based on
ancient theories in which the Qi, or life
energy, is seen as flowing through distinct
meridians, or pathways, which cover the human
body. Acupuncture regulates and restores the
harmonious energetic balance of the body.
Researchers have found that acupuncture
measurably increases the body's own production
of natural painkillers, It also increases blood
flow to the areas of the brain that process pain
and immune markers. For more information about
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Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. That depends upon duration, severity and
nature of your problem. Some conditions clear up
with one or two treatments, but chronic
conditions may require multiple sessions.
Q. Is acupuncture safe?
A. There is no dispute that acupuncture is
totally safe and virtually free of negative side effects.
Q. How about insurance coverage?
A. An increasing number of healthcare
providers cover acupuncture services. The
following insurance providers are known to cover
acupuncture services: Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue
Cross, United Healthcare, Cigna. There are other
insurance carriers that provide the coverage. At
BIOTHERAPY CLINIC we can verify your insurance
coverage prior to treatment.
Q. Can conventional medical treatment be
combined with acupuncture?
A. Absolutely! Acupuncture will enhance the
therapeutic results of the traditional medical
treatments are provided by Peter Melamed, LAc,
RN, PhD. Peter is a licensed acupuncturist
in the State of California and New York. As a
former medical doctor in the Soviet Union, Peter
Western medical treatment with herbs,
acupuncture, and other non-drug healing
therapies. Read more about Peter Melamed, LAc,
RN, PhD, here.
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