What Is Acupuncture?
The use of acupuncture originated from ancient China over 2500 years. It has been used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical and mental conditions. The general theory of Acupuncture is based on the movement of ‘qi’ or energy throughout the body which is essential for health. The acupuncture needles are used to balance the disruptions in the flow of qi. Today it is part of a system of complementary and alternative medicine, recognized by World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health. It has been evaluated to be NON-TOXIC, with MINIMAL adverse reactions (unlike many drugs). Some studies show acupuncture is comparable to morphine preparations for chronic pain sufferers. The action of needling on the acupuncture points have been studied and proven to induce analgesia, boost immune function and regulate physiological functions.
On your acupuncture appointment, you can expect placement of fine, solid, metallic needles on specific points on your body. Some patients report feeling of warmth, heavy, pulling sensation, and others may feel cool and light.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal Formulas
The Chinese herbal formulas have been developed over thousands of years and unlike many of the western herbal use, these formulas are a blend of herbs to enhance or eliminate key herb’s effects on the body. Traditionally, each formula is catered and tailored to individual patient. Today, most commonly used formulations and time-tested herbal compounds are prescribed with or without acupuncture treatments.
Cupping therapy was traditionally developed to treat respiratory conditions. Today, it has evolved to treat musculoskeletal conditions, by applying suction on the skin and stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
Cupping methods include: Dry cupping, Fire Cupping, Wet Cupping, Massage Cupping, and Mechanical Cupping. Cupping is used in conjunction with Acupuncture.
Paul Newhouse M.S., L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist that has been in practice for over eight years. He completed his training at South Baylo University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Anaheim, California. His life is devoted to the healing arts and he been studying and learning about Chinese medicine for seventeen years. After suffering from a severe car accident in his teens, he tried acupuncture and was so impressed by it's effect in relieving his pain that he decided to go to school to learn it. His passion is to alleviate people's suffering and aid them in their journey back to full health in mind, body and spirit. According to the condition he treats, he will use: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, and Chinese medical massage. He has also done extensive training in Craniosacral therapy and Visceral Manipulation. These two powerful forms of natural healing, which work on the nervous system and internal organs, help to wake up the body's own self-healing power. These modalities work in conjunction with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to bring a greater effect. His goal of treatment is not only to get patients free of symptoms, but to treat the underlying root causes of disease. Paul specializes in pain relief. His sessions are highly stress relieving and provide the body and mind with deep relaxation and restoration. Paul offers free fifteen minute consultations.