Linda Koo, N.D.

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

What are Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture?

   Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have been used for many centuries. Disease and illness are due to imbalances in the body's flow of energy (Qi). The body's Qi flows through pathways called meridians. Traditional herbal remedies and acupuncture, based on Chinese diagnosis, are used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.

   Acupuncture is safe and effective and has been used effectively as an alternate or adjunctive treatment to medications and to surgery. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There is minimal pain and discomfort from this treatment. The needles used are sterile and disposable (only used once).

   Acupuncture increases circulation and stimulates the body to produce "endorphins". Endorphins are chemicals in the body that help to block pain messages from the body to the brain. This treatment is very beneficial in reducing pain, inflammation, and circulatory problems.

   Acupuncture stimulates the natural healing processes of the body to promote physical and emotional well being. Acupuncture is very effective in treating digestive disorders, pain, respiratory disorders, addiction, insomnia, urinary problems, menstrual difficulties, and infertility.


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