Posts by kevin

Asthma

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Asthma | 0 comments

Several different lung conditions are commonly diagnosed as asthma by MDs . But acupuncturists see asthma in a different light. To an acupuncturist, asthma could be any combination of the following syndromes: Spleen Deficiency Asthma creating dampness in the lung Liver Heat Asthma which scorches the lung Lung Qi Deficiency Asthma and consequent lung weakness Kidney Qi Deficiency Asthma which leave the lungs unable to grasp the qi. ACUPUNCTURE TECHNIQUE: Acupuncture treatment will vary depending on the traditional Chinese diagnosis, and the patient’s overall constitution. Asthmatic patients who are strong or have plentty of qi (energy), for example, can...

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Arthritis

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Arthritis and Joint Pain | 0 comments

Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of every three Americans (an estimated 70 million people) is affected. For most people arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis. Joints naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. What is Arthritis? Arthritis isn’t just 1 disease; it’s a complex disorder that comprises more than 100 distinct conditions and can affect people...

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Stress and Anxiety

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Anxiety, Conditions and Symptoms | 0 comments

At one time or another, all of us experience stress.  These feelings are a healthy response to events in our lives that may feel beyond our control.  When we are healthy and the stress is short-lived, we are usually able to recover without too much wear and tear to our overall health.  However, when the stress is extreme, or if it lasts a long time, our emotional health and ultimately, our physical health begin to suffer. Our bodies are hardwired to help us react to stressful events.  At the first sign of a threat, whether real or perceived, our sympathetic nervous system kicks in and facilitates what is called the “fight or flight” response.  Our heart rate...

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allergies

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Allergies | 0 comments

Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies Symptoms of running nose, sneezing, and watery itchy eyes that recur during specific parts of the year (especially Spring and Fall) are a cause of much suffering of a large segment of the U.S. population. Millions of dollars are spent on medications and the allergy shots for the treatment of seasonal allergies. Western medicine views seasonal allergies as a form of immediate hypersensitivity reaction which occurs when anti-bodies produced by lymphocytes interact with airborne particles such as pollen. Western medicine describes the locations of lymphocytes in addition to being in the blood stream as also in Peyer’s patches in...

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Free Intro to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in News and Events | 0 comments

Acupuncture Seminar When: December 15th at 7:oo pm Where: Thrive Acupuncture Center What: An introduction to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Also, we will be introducing our latest and greatest Massage Therapist. Why: You’ll learn a lot of of great and useful information that you can incorporate in your daily life.  Also, you will receive a discount on your next massage appointment!!

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