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Acupuncture

Earth and Air Wellness Walnut Creek acupuncture needle dish

Among the oldest healing practices in the world, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the insertion and manipulation of tiny needles into specific points on the body. The tiny needles are about the size of a human hair and acupuncture is virtually pain-free. In fact, many people report a feeling of relaxation and stress reduction.

The World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations identified over 40 medical conditions effectively treated with Acupuncture. The following compilation includes these and other disorders which scientific research/clinical experience have shown acupuncture effective for:

  • All pain disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Paralysis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Gynecology
  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Fertility
  • Pediatric diseases
  • Digestive problems
  • Morning Sickness
  • Paralysis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Obesity
  • Skin problems
  • Painful Scars
  • Acne
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Emotional disorders
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Ear, nose & throat
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Addictions (Smoking, drugs & alcohol)
  • Chemotherapy side-effects
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)



Other adjunctive therapies:

Moxabustion

Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and energy.

Cupping

Cupping forms a vacuum to promote circulation of blood and lymph. It is often described as a massage from the inside out. It relaxes muscles and increased blood flow and is an excellent treatment for colds, flu's, and muscle aches and pains.




Pediatric TCM:

Traditional Chinese medicine for children is a very effective method for both acute and chronic condition. Our techniques, many of which do not require the insertion of needles, can help children heal quickly and drug-free.

Common pediatric conditions for which Pediatric TCM is regarded as effective:

    Respiratory

  • Flu and colds
  • Cough
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma

    Digestive disorders

  • Stomach aches
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Teething
  • Nutritional impairment

    Sleep disorders

  • Insomnia
  • Bedwetting
  • Sleepwalking
  • Lethargy

    Constitution problems

  • Hyperactivity
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning disabilities, including ADHD
  • Headaches Insomnia
  • Failure to thrive



Herbal Medicine:

Earth and Air Wellness Walnut Creek chinese herbs pharmacy

Chinese Herbal Medicine has a rich and carefully evidenced history. Herbal properties such as temperature, flavor, and direction are all carefully combined to form balanced prescriptions aimed at the specific pattern diagnosed by your practitioner. Consisting of substances such as plants, flowers and minerals, Chinese herbs are the precursors of today’s Western pharmaceuticals, however, they rarely elicit side effects and have been proven safe throughout thousands of years of use.

If you've been given a recommendation for herbs, please visit this website, Emerson Ecologics, and use the code "e&a105" to enter the store.




Nutrition:

"You are what you eat," literally. The foods which you consume daily have a huge impact on your overall health. Together, we will go over what your typical diet consists of to ensure you are eating the right foods to optimize your health. Your diet will be analyzed from both a TCM perspective (focusing on balancing the properties of your diet) and also from a Western perspective, ensuring you are getting the right amounts of all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and calories.