Why try acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a natural approach to health and wellness that has been used for centuries to prevent illness and alleviate acute and chronic pain and discomfort. On February 14, 2017, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a guideline developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP) on Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain. It’s no surprise that acupuncture is on their list of treatments to consider before surgery or using opioids to ease pain.
How does acupuncture help the body to heal?
To heal after a surgery or injury, or to resolve chronic health issues, the following body systems and processes must be supported properly:
- lymphatic drainage
- neuro-muscular function
- endocrine function
Regular acupuncture supports the above processes by improving micro-circulation throughout the body. Adequate blood circulation delivers life-sustaining nutrients to body cells, tissues and organs. Acupuncture also enhances the body’s ability to eliminate wastes efficiently so it can hum along like a finely-tuned machine.
Get relief from chronic pain due to injury, illness, surgery, scar tissue, daily wear and tear, or the side-effects of chemo and radiation treatments–try acupuncture!
Herbs, Homeopathics and Phytonutrients
Herbs have been used successfully for thousands to years to address illness and injury. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses herbal formulas to address deeper imbalances in the body that drive symptoms. It is more than a band-aid approach and has been show to be safe and effective.
Homeopathic remedies are derived from natural sources (animal, mineral, and plants) while phytonutrients are entirely plant-derived remedies used to support long-term health and to improve chronic conditions. Plants and minerals provide key elements to body systems to help them function at optimal capacity. They are also a key component of the Biotherapeutic Drainage (BTD) protocols we customize to meet the needs of each patient.
Biotherapeutic Drainage (BTD)
BTD is a systematic approach to chronic disease that works to support the body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins. Toxins and accumulated wastes burden body systems, impacting vitality and can rob one of a sense of well-being. Since the body produces waste on a daily basis, effective elimination is a must! This is also an age-old concept of acupuncture theory–health is related to keeping the ‘drainage ditches’ open. Current research of the gut demonstrates the importance of maintaining a healthy terrain. BTD works to restore a functional terrain to support long-term health and wellness and to resolve chronic states of illness.
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Maureena Bivins, PhD, LAc
31255 Cedar Valley Dr. Suite 307
Westlake Village, CA 91362