Not Just For Pain
The use of Chinese medicine dates back before written word. It is a sophisticated and natural approach to tonification – a therapeutic treatment that nourishes and replenishes the blood, qi, and the yin/yang of the human body when they are deficient or weak. And it has proven effective in strengthening your body so it can heal more effectively.
Unique diagnosis of Chinese Medicine
For thousands of years practitioners of Chinese medicine have relied on holistic observation of the human system. By checking the tongue, pulse, and channel systems practitioners perceive subtle but telling abnormalities that serve as the basis for treating the entirety of the person in front of us.
Instead of focusing on a single organ or system, we value the interrelationship between different parts of the whole to optimize their communication through the blood, fascia, and nervous system in order to reestablish the healthy state.
Unique perspective of Chinese Internal Medicine
By looking at the whole body and its stressors with wisdom and clarity we are more capable of overcoming great physical obstacles. Our diet, exercise and attitudes as they relate to our physical, emotional and mental states play important roles in our well-being. This is often underemphasized in western medicine. But our mind and body have a complex relationship that can either nourish and sustain us or can become the root cause of disease.
Acupuncture: Not all acupuncture is the same! Acupuncture can range from potent stimulatory treatments for serious neurological conditions to a minimalist and delicate approach for our most sensitive patients. The varied expertise of Midwest Specialty Acupuncture in a wide range of acupuncture styles increases our adaptability to provide a fully individualized treatment.
The styles of acupuncture practiced at Midwest Specialty Acupuncture include Tung’s Style Acupuncture, Tan’s Balance Method, Meridian-Based Acupuncture, Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Battlefield Acupuncture, TCM Acupuncture and Sports Medicine Acupuncture.
Chinese herbal medicine: Chinese herbal medicine has developed over the last 5000 years to deliver individualized combinations of medicinals based on exact pattern diagnosis. That translates to effective herbal prescriptions that have little or no side effects because they fit our patients so well. We also have an herbal pharmacy on hand so you can pick up your herbs with convenience.
Adjunctive Therapies: Additional therapies such as cupping, gwa sha, moxibustion, and various manual therapies will be offered at no additional cost based on our assessment of your needs. These will be explained in detail and questions answered before application.
What can Chinese internal medicine treat?
This is a difficult question because the application of Chinese Internal Medicine is very broad. There is an extensive list of disorders and ailments – sanctioned by the NIH and the WHO – that, when treated with acupuncture, demonstrate sufficient healing to warrant treatment with acupuncture. But there is no such list for Chinese herbal medicine. If you have specific questions about the applicability of Chinese Internal Medicine for your condition, please contact us so we can discuss it with you personally.
- Chronic and Complex Pain Conditions: Musculoskeletal Pain (back, neck, knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.), Arthritis, Migraines, Headaches, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Post-Operative Recovery, Nervous System Disorders.
- Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, Allergies, Sinus Problems.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergies, Ulcers, Gastritis, Acid Reflux, Indigestion, Constipation/Diarrhea.
- Women’s Health: Infertility, PMS, Menstrual Irregularities, Endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopause, Hormonal Imbalances, Pregnancy Conditions, Postpartum, Reproductive Disorders, Breech Baby.
- Men’s Health: Incontinence, Reproductive Disorders, Prostate Problems.
- Children’s Health: Coughs, Colic, Allergies, ADD/ADHD, Sleep Disorders, Digestive Problems, Fever/Flu/Colds, Stomach Aches/Nausea, Headaches, Bed Wetting.
- Addictions: Smoking, Cravings, Drug, Alcohol.
- Mental/Emotional: Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Sleep Disturbances, Stress.