Acupuncture Therapy and Wellness: Our Process
TCM uses a system of sign and symptom pattern recognition and treatment. These signs and symptoms are determined through a consistent series of questioning, examination of the tongue, and palpation of the pulse. Patients may present with a simple pattern or, more commonly, with multiple patterns. The combinations of patterns explains how, in practice, TCM can treat such varied complaints.
As a TCM practitioner, the challenge is to figure out the patterns and prioritize treatment. Once the pattern is identified the practitioner uses his or her tools: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations to bring the flow of Qi and other natural states in the body back to a balanced state resulting in amelioration or relief of symptoms. TCM does not claim to cure the disease, only to relieve the symptoms by bringing the body to a balanced state of health. If the balance is maintained, symptoms will not return.
The National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture states: “…promising results have emerged, for example, showing efficacy of acupuncture in adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain. There are also situations ... in which acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative to be included in a comprehensive management program.”
Amityville Acupuncture & Wellness offers massage by highly trained massage therapists who are knowledgeable in both Eastern and Western styles of massage. They work with the Acupuncturists in the office consulting on cases and develop highly effective treatment plans to benefit each individual needs.
Red Light Therapy
Our Red light therapy increases collagen production, increases skin healing, improves skin health, helps with depression and lowers inflammation. This modality is ideal to include with your microneedling and acupuncture sessions!
Amityville Acupuncture & Wellness stocks a full Chinese Herbal pharmacy of over 300 granule herbs. Chinese herbal medicine is the most highly developed and most commonly used system of herbal medicine in the world. It can be used independently or together with acupuncture to treat a wide variety of health conditions. Herbs are given in standard combinations or formulas of approximately 4 – 15 herbs and are prescribed based on TCM pattern diagnosis.