Many health conditions can predispose someone to poor circulation - the most common ones are high blood pressure, diabetes, polycythemia (sticky blood), fibromyalgia, and atherosclerosis. While it is true that problems of blood circulating freely in vessels is a problem that comes with aging, and is much less seldom seen in youth, any issue that … Continue reading The Treatment of Circulatory Disorders with Chinese Medicine including Cardiovascular Disorders and Stroke
Fibroids occur in 1 of 5 women and the cause is unknown, although it is believed that their continued growth is linked to a hormonal imbalance, and more specifically, excess estrogen (Maciocia, 1998). The size of a fibroid, or myoma, can be tiny and seen only under a microscope, or quite large and even fill … Continue reading Shrinking Fibroids: A Multifaceted Approach
Whether emotional, physical, or mental it seems that almost everyone suffers with some type of fatigue. How does acupuncture help fatigue? In short, by addressing the patient as a whole being. Understanding the underlying constitution of the person is the first step. This involves covering the bases by questioning, palpation and pulse taking to formulate … Continue reading Treating Fatigue with Acupuncture
Over the years, I have treated many issues that have been directly or indirectly related to disturbances in nerve healing. Examples include trigeminal neuralgia, post herpetic neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, pelvic nerve pain, and neuropathy secondary to muscle and soft tissue injury of joints and tissues. I have been truly astounded by how effective acupuncture treatment … Continue reading Neuralgias and nerve pain: Success with acupuncture
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what type of headache is it? The means of identifying headache type is a challenge for physicians who specialize in head pain, not to mention those who suffer from this condition. A headache can have a migrainous quality without actually fitting all the criteria to be classified strictly as a migraine. Although quite different in … Continue reading Relief for Migraines and Tension Type Headaches
Acupuncture has been recognized by the National Institute of Health to be effective as a stand-alone or adjunctive treatment modality for patients with various types of pain. One of the worst types of pain is that involving the head, jaw, and face. Michelle Thelen, L.Ac. MSTCM is on staff with UNC Dental Faculty Practice where … Continue reading Orofacial Pain: TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia