The WHO (World Health Organization) has found that acupuncture can treat: Low Back Pain
Tennis Elbow

Headaches/Migraines

Osteoarthritis
Hiccups
Esophageal Spasm
Paralytic IIeus
Gingivitis
Dental Pain
Toothache
Common Cold
Bronchial Asthma
Conjunctivitis
Near-Sightedness
Post-Polio Paralysis
Intercostal Neuralgia
Facial Palsy
Bedwetting
Post-Stroke Paralysis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Peripheral Neuropathy
Constipation

Diarrhea
Gastritis
Gastric Hyperacidity
Dysentery
Duodenal Ulcer
Acute Tonsillitis
Pharyngitis
Sinusitis/Rhinitis
Bronchitis
Central Retinitis
Cataracts
Bladder Dysfunction
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Frozen Shoulder
Sciatica
Meniere's Disease

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
has found acupuncture to be effective for:
Addictions
Headache
Tennis Elbow
Osteoarthritis
Fibromyalgia
Dental Pain
Stroke Rehabilitation
Menstrual Cramps
Low Back Pain
Asthma
Carpal Tunnel
Various Musculo-Skeletal Pains
Nausea


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How Does Acupuncture Work?
The basis of this healing system works on the principle that all beings have within them a life or energetic force called qi (pronounced chee). When qi flows evenly along pathways (called meridians or channels) throughout the body, good health is the result, but when factors such as lifestyle, diet or change in weather cause an imbalance, qi becomes blocked, stagnant or imbalanced, and sickness results.

To strengthen the flow of qi or remove blockages in the meridians, an acupuncturist inserts a number of tiny, sterile, flexible points at specific areas (called acupoints) along the channels. There are thousands of acupoints along the meridians, which are each associated with different specific internal organs or organ systems. TCM proponents believe that acupuncture stimulates the body's internal regulatory system and nurtures a natural healing response.

Although Western science has not yet proven the notion of qi, a large body of evidence is accumulating indicating that acupuncture leads to real physiologic changes in the body. Numerous studies have shown, for example, that Acupuncture stimulates nerves in the underlying muscles. Researchers feel that this stimulation sends impulses up the spinal cord to a relatively primitive part of the brain known as the limbic system, as well as to the midbrain and the pituitary gland.

The signaling seems to lead to the release of endorphins and monoamines, chemicals known as natural pain-killers that block pain signals in the spinal chord and brain, and allows the body to self-heal its internal organs.

In one study, researchers using brain scans discovered that acupuncture can alter blood circulation within the brain, increasing the blood flow to the thalamus, the area of the brain that relays pain and other sensory messages. Hundreds of studies are now ongoing in the U.S. and elsewhere seeking to prove the usefulness of acupuncture for various ailments.

Still Not Sure about what Acupuncture is?
Some people may have an initial uncertainty about this 5,000 year old treatment that has been proven effective over and over again. Additionally, if one has not had personal contact with a friend or relative who has benefitted from this type of preventative, and less invasive treatment than treatment of symptoms with drugs which always cause some type of side effect(s), there may be fears such as "will it hurt a lot".

The answer to this is that you have several options. One is to utilize Auricular Therapy, which has been used with extreme effectiveness.


An example of the effectiveness of Auricular therapy:
A member of the Adolph Coors family (Golden, Colorado) after all other treatments failed, was cured of a nicotine addiction in the 1990's through auricular therapy, precipitating the treatment provider with a $250,000.00 grant.

Auricular therapy, while similar to Acupuncture in its treatment of specific "points" on the body, specifically the ears, is known as "no needle" acupuncture, where only a slight pressure from the hand is used to stimulate the points on the ear.

In traditional Acupuncture the points that are used for treatment are only 3 times the width of a human hair, and as flexible as a chaff of wheat. there is no pain whatsoever, only relief.

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Feel Better Now

Hui Zhang, L. Ac.

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Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Auricular Therapy,
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Hui Zhang, L.Ac.
Boulder Holistic Acupuncture
2955 Valmont Rd. Suite 100
Boulder Colorado, 80301

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