Topics in Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment for Hemorroids

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the symptoms of hemorrhoids.  Acupuncture treatment works particularly well for the symptoms of protruding hemorrhoids, and the protrusion will  recede following my treatment.  The symptoms produced by hemorrhoids can be very annoying.  The symptoms of hemorrhoids range from minor discomfort, prickly pain, burning or an inability to sit.  Many times hemorrhoids bleed, producing blood in the toilet or on the paper following a bowel movement.

If I can treat a hemorrhoid shortly after it forms, I can often make it resolve and recede.  Hemorrhoids that have been present for a longer time, or that are larger in size require several treatment sessions.  Most often improvement is felt twenty four hours after treatment.  I teach diet and herbs for prevention in recurring cases.  Ask me about an auricular implant that is an effective way to avoid surgery.  Points on the legs are most commonly used, sometimes with points on the sacrum.

Acupuncture and TMJ Pain

Acupuncture treatment is highly effective in relieving this painful condition.  The pain originates in the joint where the bones of the jaw meet.  A sensitive nerve passes there, and if the joint becomes altered in some way, the sensitive nerve becomes irritated and painful.  Tightening of the muscles occurs, and this increases the irritation and pain.  Some patients have been unable to fully chew, while others will have a constant ache.  I have effectively relieved the pain and spasm, and with a series of treatments, the nerve becomes desensitized and the muscles relax.  Most patients respond with a series of twelve treatments or less.

Acupuncture and Botox Poisoning

Treatment with Botox is popular now.  Botox is prepared from the Botulinum toxin.  Injections have the effect of  relaxing muscles that are in spasm.  It is used to relax muscles that are creating facial wrinkles.  Overuse can cause undesirable symptoms.  One common symptom I have treated is the inability to keep one’s eyes open.  Acupuncture is used to tonify the muscles that are not responding.  Acupuncture treatment helps to relieve symptoms in weeks instead of months.

In The News

“Sandra Bullock and acupuncture” 3/16/2010 – Sandra Bullock keeps beautiful with acupuncture treatment

“Celine Dion and acupuncture” 5/31/2010- Celine Dion is pregnant with twins after acupuncture treatment for fertility

“Jennifer Aniston” 8/5/2010 – Jennifer Aniston on the advice of Sheryl Crow has Acupuncture Treatment to enhance her Fertility

“J-Lo loses weight” -8/5/2010 – Jennifer Lopez (“J – Lo”) has Acupuncture Treatment for Weight Loss

“Military and acupuncture”-8/27/2010 – US Military turns to acupuncture for pain control

Military still uses acupuncture treatment for injured veteran rehabilitation -2/17/2011 “Military pokes holes in medical skeptic’s theory”