Top 10 Treatable Conditions with Eastern Medicine
Here is a list of the top 10 conditions for which people commonly seek Eastern medicine:
- Anxiety, depression and stress
- Neck, lower back, knee pain, and sciatica (info)
- Constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders (see Al Stone L.Ac.'s IBS info)
- Drug/Alcohol addiction, smoking cessation and weight loss
- Side-effects of chemotherapy
- Headache/migraine (see Al Stone L.Ac.'s Headache info)
- Pre-menstrual syndrome and infertility
- Skin problems
- Upper respiratory problems
People want to know when to use acupuncture and Chinese herbs. 2000 years ago Chinese people relied on Traditional Chinese Medicine for everything from a sore throat to traumatic injury. A treatment exists for virtually every ailment.
Modern Western medicine excels for life-threatening problems, differential diagnosis and any disease that requires medication or surgery.
If you're under a doctor's care, get an Oriental Medicine practitioner on your team. He or she will look at your health condition with different perspective than Western doctors. Chinese Medicine often fills a gap where Western medicine leaves off. Licensed acupuncturists can guide you on herbs to take, in fact, they customize herb formulas for you and help to avoid herb-drug interactions. Also, Eastern medicine practitioners are trained to search for and correct the root of the problem.
For chronic problems, it's worth giving Eastern medicine a try. It has worked for countless people over hundreds of years. Plus, the treatments are pleasant and the side effects are mild. Patients are often surprised how good they feel after a treatment of acupuncture, acupressure, moxa or tui na and a course of Chinese herbs. They often remark that they had no idea that Eastern medicine could relieve their symptoms.