The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of "vital energy," "energetic balance" and "energetic imbalance." Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this "vital energy" within its pathways, known as "meridians and channels".
The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these "meridians". Traditionally these areas or "acupoints" were stimulated by fine, slender needles. Today, many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated, including herbs, electricity, magnets and lasers. Still, the aim remains the same - adjust the "vital energy" so the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time. This helps your body heal itself.
Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system of healing known as Oriental Medicine. Oriental Medicine includes herbology, physical therapy, dietetics and special exercises (such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong), and is a complete medical system unto itself and is not another branch of modern Western medicine. Acupuncture evolved from principles and philosophies unique to Oriental thinking and Oriental Medicine, and is most effectively applied when done in accordance with those principles.
Brian has extensive training in Traditional Chinese medicine. Three year course in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Nutrition with over a thousand hours in the busiest acupuncture clinic in Chicago. Midwest College of Oriental Medicine would see around 60-100 patients a day, and have a very diverse clientele.
Using a combination of Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Herbs can resolve the root of your problem.
"Years back I suffered from a back injury. With only pain medication as a temporarily solution I turned to acupuncture. I became a success story to this alternative therapy. I'm glad to continue on the tradition of helping people with problems that plague them. I'm glad to be practicing in the Naperville area.
Fertility issues seem to becoming more prevalent, I currently treat a lot of patients using IVF and IUI. I treat pain management, with a combination of acupuncture and exercise.I also specialize in the treatment of stress and anxiety using acupuncture.
I use nutrition and supplements to get the necessary requirements for your specific condition."
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