What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the use of filiform needles to stimulate therapeutic points on the body.
How does it work?
Many ways. In some cases the needles elicit local immune response and also release neurotransmitters like endorphins. Recently, it was discovered that the acupuncture points send messages across the fascia, the connective tissue that organizes the body, thus producing local and distal therapeutic effect.
What are Herbs?
Herbal therapy is important in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered fundamental for both acute and chronic conditions.
How do they work?
Herbal therapy works to restore the innate abilities of the body by balancing excess conditions like fever (excess heat) or deficiency conditions like infertility (blood deficiency).
What are herbs used for?
Chinese herbal products have been extensively studied and are used to :
Improve menstrual irregularities
Decrease cold/flu symptoms
May I use herbs if I am taking other medication?
If you think herbs will work for your condition feel free to talk with your doctor.