The National Institute of Health has put out a list of conditions that they have studied and concluded that an Acupuncturist treats.These include but are not limited to: addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia (general muscle pain), low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma. These are a broad range of ailments that effect many different body systems.
Why would I go to an Acupuncturist?
When I am asked this question I like to give a little different answer. An acupuncturist treats just about everything. Although, if there is an emergency, please call 911. There is nothing better than hospitals and emergency-trained professionals for these types of acute emergency conditions. Any other chronic or minor acute condition, please call us.
Acupuncture has over 3000 years of clinical studies which include: needles, herbs and adjunct/external therapies such as moxibustion, cupping, and tui na (a form of massage).
What sets an Acupuncturist up for success is that we have a lot of “tools in our toolbelt”. What I mean by that is we have hundreds of single herbs and combined formulas that have been researched and used for thousands of years for nearly every ailment one can think of.
In modern/western medicine the diagnostic machines, blood tests etc. are fabulous tools to help figure out where and what the problem is. They have relatively few categories of medicines developed that have little or no side effects to choose from. Acupuncture and herbology have a distinct advantage in the sheer number of “tools” to choose from.
I chose to be an Acupuncturist because I am allergic to so many of these pharmacuetical drugs. I needed to find alternatives to treat my ailments or risk my health with anaphylaxis. Acupuncture and Homeopathy gave me that alternative.
Leah Davida Krecu is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing at Circle of Life Healing Arts Center in Encinitas, California since 1997. She practices a light style of acupuncture with a heavy emphasis on bodywork. Leah is always open for questions at her office at 760-632-7728.