Conditions We Treat • Cary Acupuncture Clinic, Cary North Carolina
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Conditions We Treat

At Cary Acupuncture Clinic we treat a number of conditions and ailments including acute and chronic pain, emotional health issues such as anxiety and depression, respiratory and immune system disorders such as auto-immune and allergies, women’s health issues and so much more.

Chronic and Acute Pain Conditions

Chronic pain – whether from a back injury, arthritis or daily headaches – can be annoying, disheartening, and frustrating for the sufferer. For the brain to register pain, there are two types of neural signals hitting at approximately the same time. The first signal to the brain comes from the sensory nerve, and the second from proprioceptive nerves – nerves that fire next to the sensory nerves, and inform the brain where the pain originates. When the body is working correctly, the brain will release a flood of enkephalins (our body’s own natural pain killers). To do this, the enkephalins seal the pain receptors in the brain along the spine and capillary beds where the pain is felt. By stopping the pain, enkephalins allow the body to resume it’s normal function. Chronic pain results when enkephalins do not fulfill their purpose in the body.

There can be more than one reason the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanism fails. A continual weak signal stemming from the proprioceptive neural tissue appears to be the number one cause of pain. If this neural threshold is too low, the brain will not understand where to send the enkephalins. This allows the pain to continue. Acupuncture raises the signal strength on the proprioceptive pathway, and results in an immediate relief from pain. A wide range of pain related problems have been treated as a result through acupuncture. Unfortunately, acupuncture will not be as effective if the pain is a result of structural issues – such as bone or soft tissue pushing on a sensory nerve. These patients usually require more invasive procedures, such as surgery.

Chronic and Acute Pain
Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis, Joint, & TMJ
  • Bursitis & Tendonitis
  • Chronic Migraines & Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder, Back, & Neck

Allergies

Seasonal allergies can be very effectively treated using acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies. While treating the symptoms of nasal congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes, Chinese Medicine also helps to boost the patient’s immune strength. Patients with asthma, common colds and flus, and rhinitis have also been shown to respond well to acupuncture and herbal therapies.

Digestive Issues

Use acupuncture to bring your digestive system back into balance. Common digestive disorders can include nausea, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Dietary recommendations and stress reduction combined with acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies can have powerful results in bringing the digestive system back into harmony.

Musculoskeletal and
Neurological Pain

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Neuralgia Sciatica
  • Pain in Body
  • Stroke
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Muscle Tears
  • Numbness
  • Sports and traumatic injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tremors

Infertility, Menopause,
Pregnancy

  • Cysts
  • Excessive uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Infertility in women & men
  • Irregular or painful menstruation
  • PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disease)
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Pregnancy:

  • breech position
  • delayed labor or induction
  • fatigue
  • hypertension
  • mastitis
  • morning sickness

Acupuncture

& Chinese Herbs

In 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of 40 commonly encountered clinical disorders that acupuncture effectively treats. In 1997, research by the NIH (National Institute of Health) confirmed this list of conditions.

Chinese herbal remedies are an extremely important and highly specialized component of Classical Chinese Medicine. Herbal remedies allow the individual to access healing on a daily basis while receiving periodic acupuncture treatments. It has a 2,500 plus year history, which is supported by present-day scientific research.

Recent research, combined with Chinese Herbology, continues to grow the original list every day. In summary, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and Chinese Medicine’s ability to treat the following disorders:

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  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Drugs
  • Nicotine
  • Sugar

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  • Dizziness
  • Earaches
  • Hay Fever
  • Sinus Infection
  • Sore Throat

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fears or Phobias
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia

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  • Chest pain/Angina
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Palpitations
  • Stroke

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  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)
  • Herpes
  • Sexual Disfunctions
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Yeast Infections

If you are a new patient wanting to book an appointment, please visit our Patients page or call the office at 919-803-4772.

 

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