The term “Alternative Medicine” refers to alternative medical systems other than allopathic or conventional western medicine while holistic medicine is a term which tends to embrace the larger definition of a system of treatment. As a matter of fact, both terms have often been used interchangeably and can not be completely separated from each other since most alternative medicine treatments take holistic approaches to cure sickness. Holistic medicine believes that the three elements of a human being ( mind, body and spirit ) must be treated together in order to achieve any ’healing’ rather than simply treating a person for a specific illness or injury. Fighting against illness using natural approaches or herbs is one of the eastern world’s greatest wits. Oriental medicine believes that body and mind are profoundly connected to each other and that the mind can affect bodily functions and symptoms. As we all know that one of the most important tools for achieving optimal wellness and aging gracefully is maintaining good mental health, oriental medicine takes a holistic approach to health and explores the interconnection between the body, mind and spirit. One of the world’s greatest philosophers, Plato, also agreed with this as he said
“The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul. Let no one persuade you to cure the head until he has first given you his soul to be cured, for this is the great error of our day, that physicians first separate the soul from the body“.
We take pride to provide you with more natural and gentler ways to deal with your illness, the formulas that have been passed on from generations to generations as “our precious heritage“. We employ non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques including meditation, psycho-spiritual counseling, acupuncture, natural diet and herbal remedies, nutritional supplement, homeopathy and massage therapy as your treatment options or to compliment conventional medical treatments.
A few decades ago, the idea of “meditation helps improve your health“ would have been regarded as a fringe idea rather than facts. After numerous studies have shown that it does get ill bodies and impaired minds healthier, meditation has made a great debut and has gone mainstream. The proven fact that meditation helps strengthen immune system and lower blood pressure makes it effective for preventing disease, curing or stalling existing conditions including heart diseases, cancer, depression or AIDS. Meditation is also one of the most powerful tools to heal addiction and to clear up your emotional debris.
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Traditional Thai massage is a harmonious blend of Yoga, acupressure and reflexology. Thai massage uses point pressure, muscle stretching and compression to free blockages in energy flow and give relaxation, improve blood circulation, stimulate nervous system and relieve pain or muscle tension. It is found that massage can reduce the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a critical role in inflammation, and stimulate cell energy production. In a way, massage is like a combination of anti-inflammatory drug and essential minerals as it suppresses inflammation and actually enhances cell recovery.“ Thai massage is famous for relieving headaches, migraines, arthritis, paralysis, numbness, back pain and other conditions.“
Acupuncture actually originated in ancient China. According to Chinese medicine, it is believed that life force or life energy flows through energy pathways in the body. Each pathway correlates with one organ or a group of organs. An imbalance of life force either too much or too little means disease or malfunction. Acupuncture treats patients by inserting small needles at different points along energy pathways to help restore balance and create proper flow of life force, which leads to improvements in health conditions. Acupuncture sometimes involves using heat, scraping, electrical stimulation and suction or cupping in an attempt to release blocked energy.
Acupuncture is proven to be highly effective in treating certain chronic diseases, including chronic low back pain, menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, migraines and headaches, joint pains, osteoarthritis, asthma, neuralgias, musculoskeletal conditions, cardiovascular conditions, gastrointestinal diseases and psychological conditions. Acupuncture helps relieve pain, aches and other symptoms caused by those diseases. Today, acupuncture has become one of the most recognized alternative medicine procedures while more and more people are taking acupuncture treatment as a viable treatment option for diseases and prevention.
Who are good candidates for acupunctures?
Pretty much anybody seeking alternative treatments to their health problems, however if you have any of the following conditions, acupuncture is probably not for you or you should consult your physicians before undergoing acupuncture:
1. Bleeding disorder or taking blood thinners such as Warfarin or Coumadin, since you have a higher chance to bleed or bruise from needle insertion.
2. Wearing a pacemaker. Acupuncture sometimes involves using electrical stimulation, thus this type of acupuncture may interfere with pacemaker’s operation.
3. Being pregnant, as some believe acupuncture can stimulate premature delivery.
Acupuncture Risks and complications
As it is said, every coin has two sides. These are possible risks and complications you could experience when undergoing acupuncture, however these risks and complications are very rare when acupuncture is done properly by a competent and experienced practitioner:
1. Soreness at the acupuncture sites
3. Injuries to underlying tissues
4. Organ injury, in the case that needles are pushed in too deep
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