Anxiety and Depression are two of the most common complaints we treat at Orlando Acupuncture. Chinese Medical Diagnosis allows us to determine the cause of these conditions. Chinese Herbal Medicine, when used together with Acupuncture, often delivers powerful results.
Treating smoking, drug, or alcohol addiction using Acupuncture has been well researched in the United States. The results show that the success rate is about the same as other methods, specifically about 50%. In our office we combine Acupuncture with Chinese herbs. This greatly increases the success rate. The role of Acupuncture in nicotine cessation isn’t limited to reducing cravings. Acupuncture has also been shown to promote relaxation and better sleep.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (ADD / ADHD)
The most common causes of ADD are either weakness of the lung, adrenal gland, and thyroid along with low nutrients or excessive inflammation in the body. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are very effective, especially with children, to restore the natural vitality and focus to the human body.
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common conditions that we treat. Using Chinese Medical Diagnosis we are able to determine the exact cause of these conditions. When you become a patient at Orlando Acupuncture we will do a comprehensive medical intake to discover the cause of your health concerns. Once we are certain of the cause, we will develop an individualized treatment program just for you. In this way the treatment can be very effective. For mild forms of depression and anxiety, our success rate is encouraging. For more severe problems such as bipolar disease or schizophrenia, Western Medicine has a much better success rate. After properly diagnosing the cause of emotional symptoms, we can assist our patients in finding the appropriate treatment, even if it might not be in our clinic.
The inability to sleep properly is one of the worst symptoms that a patient can suffer. When we sleep is when the body heals. This is why a lack of healthy sleep makes everything worse — pain, anxiety, digestive disorders and many other conditions. In Western Medicine, pharmaceutical drugs are the treatment of choice. The downside of these drugs, such as Ambien, Lunesta, etc., is that they can cause severe allergic reactions, facial swelling and unusual behaviors, such as driving or preparing and eating food while asleep. Side effects of prescription sleeping medications are often more pronounced in older people and may include excessive drowsiness, impaired thinking, night wandering, agitation and balance problems.
In Chinese Medicine, Insomnia is a result of poor health and function of the body, not a disease that occurs on it’s own. The most common causes of Insomnia are dysfunction in the heart or liver. If blood flow to the heart is slightly diminished the patient will have a hard time falling asleep. If the liver is inflamed or sluggish the patient will wake up a number of times at night. Both of these etiologies are treated very well using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.