Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for many common ailments and Dr. Geersen practices both Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and ‘needle-less’ acupuncture – called auriculotherapy – for her needle-phobic friends.
She’s seen great results with hard-to-treat diseases such as:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
In addition, she uses acupuncture to help with problems such as:
- Smoking cessation
- Weight loss
Acupuncture…Is It For Me?
Q: What exactly is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old Chinese system of natural healing that stresses restoring proper energy flow to the various organs and glands. It also treats malfunction due to disrupted energies.
The Chinese definition of “health” is that all 400 trillion parts of the body are functioning normally. If there is an interruption in the transmission of energy flow of life force (called Chi in Chinese) then organ malfunction, disease, pain and suffering are inevitable.
Q: Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?
In either of the following locations:
1. The channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface.
2. The spinal column, where vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve endings.
Q: Are there other causes of disease besides those associated with interference of the transmission of energy flow?
Yes. Examples are hereditary factors, poisons, adverse environmental conditions, injury, malnutrition, etc.
Q: How do you detect the disturbances in energy flow within a patient?
Acupuncturists use many methods, including assessing certain signs, symptoms, pain spots and organ reflex points, and also by using a pulse or instrumental findings.
Q: How are acupuncture treatments performed?
First, the related skin points are determined, then they are treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation, some of which are:
1. Long needle insertions (especially used in acupuncture anesthesia for surgery)
2. Short needle penetration
3. Non-piercing needles
4. Fingertip pressure
5. Metallic balls taped to the points
6. Electrical stimulation
Q: What are some of the conditions that respond to acupuncture?
Neuralgia of the shoulders and arm
Abnormal blood pressure
Some kidney problems
Loss of smell
Loss of hearing
Nervous and psychiatric conditions
The above list may seem long, as though acupuncture were a panacea. The truth is that most acupuncture textbooks list over two hundred diseases. Acupuncture is not like one drug used for one condition, on the contrary, it is a complete healing art within itself, concerned with the system of the body such as circulatory, digestive, respiratory, eliminatory, reproductive, hormonal, etc, and seeks to correct health problems within those systems.
Q: How many patients respond favorably to acupuncture?
On average, 8 out of 10 patients respond favorably and two fail to respond favorably for a variety of reasons. Advanced age, the severity of the condition, irreversible tissue damage, etc, are deterrents to recovery.
Q: Are spinal treatments necessary with acupuncture?
Absolutely. Spinal adjusting is part of acupuncture health care. World authorities, including Dr. Feliz Mann, MD of England, Dr. Paul Nogier, MD of France and Dr. Kunzo Nagayama, MD of Japan, are very emphatic on this aspect of “getting well.” Dr. Mann states that many internal diseases are cured by the spinal adjustment alone. Leaving the adjustment (chiropractic care) out of the treatment plan invites failure.
Q: Does acupuncture have another name?
Yes. In fact, the word acupuncture is incorrect because it implies needles only. The proper wording is “meridian therapy” or ching lo chi liao in Chinese. It was named “acupuncture” in the 16th century by Portuguese sailors who knew no better. The name stuck.
Q: What kind of doctor should one go to for this type of health care?
Any doctor – chiropractor, osteopath or medical – who has the proper training, which means that he/she has received qualified training and passed exams to certify competence. This protects the public.
Q: Are there any other significant factors in healing besides skin point stimulation and vertebral adjustments?
Yes, there are four laws to obey for those who desire health and longevity: proper nutrition, adequate rest, moderate exercise and a positive mental attitude.
Q: Has any research been conducted as to the benefits of acupuncture?
Meridian therapy is natural healing based on knowledge of another biological principal new only to the western world. Soviet scientists Novinski and Vorobiev have proven the premise of ancient Chinese healing by localizing meridian points with a Wheatstone Bridge, which uses an alternating current to prevent polarization. This was fed by a generator of sonic frequency and recorded on a cathode ray oscillograph. When the electrode touched an active acupuncture point, the amplitude of the wave on the oscillograph diminished. Best results were derived from frequencies of a few kilohertz and voltage from several millivolts up to 4 volts.
What conditions acupuncture can help with
At the Total Wellness Center, our goal is to provide exceptional treatment to everyone who comes to see us in Aurora. One of the many tools that we have at our disposal is called acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient medical art that has been used in Asia for millennia. Now, people in the modern world are finally starting to see why this treatment method has been used for so many years. In this treatment method, a trained provider will place small needles in targeted acupuncture points to change the flow of blood, oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and more. There are a number of conditions that acupuncture can be used to treat. At Total Wellness Center, we are proud to provide acupuncture treatment in Aurora.
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Acupuncture
At Total Wellness Center, there are a number of conditions that an acupuncturist from our team can treat. Some of the most common applications of this treatment method include:
Back Pain: Acupuncture can be used to treat back pain. There are a number of reasons why someone might be feeling back pain. This might include paraspinal muscle pain, a pinched nerve, arthritis, or even pregnancy. While we do focus on chiropractic care and women’s health, we can also use acupuncture to treat back pain. We can use acupuncture to alter the flow of pain signals, helping to alleviate someone’s discomfort. This is one of the main benefits of acupuncture.
Weight Loss: We know that many people are struggling to lose weight. It is important to come up with a well-rounded treatment strategy. While it is important to discuss diet and exercise, we can also use acupuncture to help someone with weight loss. We can change the flow of hormones and use acupuncture to help with digestive issues. This can make it easier for someone to control his or her appetite and lose weight.
Anxiety: One of the main benefits of acupuncture is that it can help someone relax. Often, acupuncture is delivered in a calm, soothing environment. Then, the needles can be used to change the flow of hormones. All of this can help someone relax, allowing his or her anxiety to melt away.
Depression: Furthermore, acupuncture points can be even be targeted to help someone manage depression. Depression is becoming more common as a result of stress and pressure that impacts someone’s overall wellness. While counseling and medications might be able to help, an acupuncturist in Aurora can also help someone manage the symptoms of depression. These needles can be used to change the flow of neurotransmitters, helping someone manage depression.
Migraines: Migraines are among the most common forms of headaches. When someone has a migraine, this can lead to nausea and vomiting. Many people believe that migraine headaches stem from issues related to blood flow throughout the brain. Acupuncture treatment in Aurora can be used to change the way blood flows throughout the brain, treating migraine headaches.
Fertility: Finally, one of the lesser-known benefits of acupuncture has to do with fertility. Traditional fertility treatment can be expensive. It can also lead to serious health problems and side effects. Acupuncture offers a great alternative to those who are interested in medical art that goes back thousands of years. Acupuncture needles can be used to change the flow of hormones which have a major impact on someone’s ability to conceive. This is where we can help. Count on us to help you.
Count on Total Wellness Center for Reliable Healthcare
At Total Wellness Center, we have been dedicated to serving the individuals and families of the Aurora area for years. We provide injury rehab for personal injuries, chiropractic adjustments, and specialize in women’s health. We even provide same-day appointments and free new patient consultations. Our acupuncture services can help someone recover with few side effects and complications. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with all of your healthcare needs, please contact us today to make an appointment at (303) 627-7995.