Acupuncture is effective in treating most musculoskeletal pain, neurological and myofascial pain, headache, arthritis, and post-operative pain. In addition, acupuncture is effective in treating many internal disorders, including gynecological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, fatigue, asthma, and menopausal symptoms.
Acupuncture can also be a useful adjunct to a comprehensive management program, such as stroke rehabilitation and integrative cancer care.
An herbal formula is a therapeutic supplement intended to restore a functional equilibrium within the individual according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Depending on the condition treated, herbs may be a useful adjunct to acupuncture or may be best used alone.
Traditionally, raw herbs are boiled in a decoction with water and drunk as a tea. Herbs are also processed into tablets, ground into powder, extracted in alcohol, or refined into powder extracts. At the Acupuncture and Qigong Health Center, all formats are available. However, powder extracts are currently the most popular, and therefore the easiest to obtain from wholesalers. What is most effective depends on your needs and lifestyle.