Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM – Acupuncture Fertility & Women's Clinic
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific points of the body to stimulate the body’s meridians and channels to promote well being. Acupuncture therapy has been used in China for thousands of years to alleviate pain and illness. The acupuncture system used is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Moxibustion therapy utilizes moxa or the mugwort herb. Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points to promote circulation through the points to induce a smooth flow of qi and blood. Scientific research has shown that mugwort acts as an emmenagogue, meaning that it stimulates blood-flow in the pelvic area and uterus relieving congestion and pain.
Chinese herbology is one of the most sophisticated and used modalities in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese herbs can help with gynecological disorders, infertility, gastrointestinal disorders, urogenital disorders, back pain, migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stroke recovery, hypertension, diabetes, anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies and so much more. All patients are not advised to take herbs and when they do breaks are recommended. Herbs are medicinal and you can be prescribed a formula that won’t help at all or actually cause harm so please make sure to seek a qualified herbalist. This means finding a board certified clinical herbalist. Venturing out on your own can be potentially harmful. Chinese herbs are incorporated in a very safe manner keeping in mind what medication(s) a patient may be on.
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