Acupuncture


Restore Health & Balance

 

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China, and is based on holistic medical philosophies derived from observing nature. In the last 50 years, it has become more accepted in the West and incorporates modern medical knowledge to treat a wide range of disorders from local musculoskeletal pain to internal medicine. There are various theories and methods of utilizing acupuncture needle depending on the conditions treated. For example, acupuncture is used alone or combined with electrical stimulation to deliver local pain relief. On the other hand, it can also be applied over different points to help lower blood pressure over time. 

Acupuncture can reduce pain and inflammation through enhancing generation of nitric oxide and improving local circulation. It can also relieve stress, reduce anxiety by engaging with the hypothalamus pituitary axis to bring the body towards a parasympathetic state. It is effective for chronic recurring migraines, headaches and other pain syndromes as well as reducing the side effects of conventional treatments. As Chinese medicine has been a complete medical system for centuries, it is also effective for most internal medicine issues as a holistic alternative especially when combined with herbal prescriptions.

A closeup of two hands inserting acupuncture needles into a patient's back.


Our Approach

At Orange County Acupuncture and Herbs, each of our sessions is customized and tailored to the patient's body constitution and present disharmony. Our sessions include sufficient personal interaction where we take time to listen, assess, diagnose and treat.  Given our patient's history and concerns, we diligently work with empathy to where the patient is at in their healing journey. We take care to holistically treat all our patients' health concerns as much as possible in a complementary way to conventional care. In addition to symptom relief, the patient often feel relaxed and calmer during these sessions,  

 

We believe that your time with us is a space for you to rest and heal.

Our acupuncture treatments work in conjunction with herbal prescriptions and other modalities. The concept is that acupuncture needling stimulation affects the body in ways that other modalities can't. But improving circulation, reducing inflammation and restoring parasympathetic response, the body reacts to signals from the acupuncture and moxibustion treatment to engage the healing processes and thereby restoring internal balance and health.

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