Acupuncture & Chinese medicine have been a primary health care system in China for over 3,000 years. It is a complete & comprehensive medical system that has emerged through empirical study & observation of the dynamics of our body’s energy life force, or “Qi,” (chee). When this energy flows through the body without obstruction, it carries nourishment (blood, oxygen, food) to the cells, as well as eliminating cellular toxins. This proper flow of Qi will manifest in a healthy & balanced state of wellness.
Acupuncture & Chinese medicine is used to strengthen the body’s natural defense system which serves to prevent disease, control pain, and increase both the ability to function and the quality of one’s own life. The ultimate goal of the TCM practitioner to treat the whole person, not just their symptoms.
Research has indicated that acupuncture affects the central & peripheral nervous system. Acupuncture releases hormones that facilitate the healing response. Other responses have been observed in blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Functioning of gastrointestinal & endocrine system activity has also been well documented.
Essential Fatty Acids, Blood Sugar, and Your Eyes
Today, there is a lot of talk about the nutritional benefits of certain essential oils like Omega-3 (fish oils) and Omega-6 (flax seed oil), to name a few. No oil is better than the other but there are certain fatty acids that are more beneficial for certain people with certain conditions.
Generally speaking if a person with degenerative eye disease like diabetic retinopathy, or a person with an eye disease has high blood sugar, I usually recommend Omega-3 fish oils. People with low blood sugar can benefit from Flax seed oils or other Omega-6 oils.
If you are not sure if your blood sugar is high or low, simply get the results of your last fasting blood test. If the serum Glucose levels are below 85, you most likely have low blood sugar or reactive hypoglycemia. Omega-6 oils will stabilize your low blood sugar.
Therapeutic dosages for oils are 6000 – 10,000 iu/ day. Maintenance dosage is about 3000 iu/ day. In my clinical experience
I have observed that at least 90% of ALL eye patients that I have worked with have some level of blood sugar imbalances. Fatty acids work by stabilizing your blood sugar and therefore reducing the oxidative stress which result from fluctuating blood sugar levels. The eyes are particularly sensitive to oxidative stress and inflammation.
Are your Supplements Working for You?
Body-chemistry analysis is a comprehensive means of evaluating your vital internal functions. Your blood, saliva & urine are utilized for specific analysis and tests. Using this system we can measure your adrenal stress/fatigue, mineral status, free radical oxidation, digestive digestion/ absorption, thyroid function, electrolyte balance, and overall metabolic and hormonal function. In my experience, I have found this system to be the most effective means towards determining specific functional and nutritional imbalances for a healthy & strong body. This program is a superior means of achieving wellness and optimal health.
Can Acupuncture Help with Infertility?
Infertility is a major issue for many young couples these days. Conventional options include hormone therapy, IVF and IUI fertility treatment. The cost of these kinds of treatments can be in the tens of thousands whereas according to research, the chances for success are still very small.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer a safe, natural and cost effective way to help couples facing fertility issues. In addition to understanding the relationship of hormonal balance as it related to reproductive health. The practitioner of Chinese medicine seeks out the underlying cause for lack of conception. Once diagnosed, acupuncture, herbs, diet, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle changes may be recommended to promote fertility and conception. In my experience our therapies clearly dominate conventional therapies in term of obtaining better results. Many women are diagnoses with idiopathic infertility which basically means that they have no idea what the problem is. I have found that many of these “idiopathic” conditions involve sub-clinical hyper and/ or hypo-thyroid issues, circulation problems, anemia’s, blood-sugar imbalances, and undiagnosed chronic infections.