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Acupuncture is perceived as a form of complementary and alternative medicine in the western society. In traditional Chinese medicine, disease is perceived as an imbalance of Yin, Yang, Qi (energy), Xue (blood), Zangfu (organs), and meridians; as well as a disharmonious relationship between the individual's internal system and the external environment. Acupuncturist identifies where the in-equilibrium situated, then apply heat, pressure, and penetration of hair-thin needles on specific acupoints. The goal is to restore the individual's equilibrium, internally and externally.

At Light Health Center, each acupuncture session starts with a consultation with experienced, certified acupuncturist, following by traditional four diagnostic methods including inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiring, and palpation. Once the symptom is diagonalized, acupuncturist will put the needle over acupoints in order to stimulate the neurotransmitter for the diseased body part. The time the brain takes to pick up the neuro signals varies based on individuals differences such as patient's physical condition, weather, specific acupuncture technique that the acupuncturist performs. 

The World Health Organization has listed indications that acupuncture is regarded mostly effective at treating conditions as following:

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Ulcer of stomach and duodenum
  • Gastritis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Constipation 
  • Functional diarrhea

Pain

  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Knee pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Dental pain
  • Periarthritis of shoulders
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Tennis elbow

Neurological and Orthopedic Disorders

  • Paralysis
  • Neurotic bladder
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal
  • Neuralgia
  • Peripheral type facial palsy
  • Bronchial 
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Central cystoid chorioretinitis
  • Cataract
  • Headache
  • Enuresis

 Respiratory Disorders

  • Common cold
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Acute purulent sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Teeth pain
  • Post extraction pain

Cardiovascular Disorders

  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Stroke
  • Depressive neurosis