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naomi manditch, l.ac.
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what is acupuncture?
acupuncture is a safe and effective way to harmonize the body and mind.  acupuncturists use sterile, solid, single use needles, strategically placed into points along meridians that run in pathways throughout the body which encourages the movement of qi (energy) and blood. stagnation of these substances causes pain and blockages of the bodies normal functions.
the philosophy of oriental medicine believes that if the body can allow itself to become sick, it can also heal itself.  how long that takes may be dependent upon an individuals constitution, how long the body was out of balance, and how often one gets treated.
many people use acupuncture as a way to keep their bodies healthy and prevent disease.
does acupuncture hurt?
how should i prepare for an acupuncture treatment?
€‹acupuncture needles which are used in this practice are solid, flexible, and about the width of a human hair. most patients will tell you they don't feel a thing. if you do experience a sensation it is most likely the feeling of qi moving in the body. however if someone is needle sensitive other modalities may be used for treatment. please see our services page for a description of other methods used.
€‹please come dressed in loose fitting clothing, as points are located all over the body. eat something light about an hour before your appointment. do not wear perfume, heavily scented lotions, or excessive jewelry. please fill out and bring with you the health history and member advisory forms which you can find and download on the services page.
€‹some of the conditions the world health organization publicly recognizes as treatable by acupuncture therapy:
€œif we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.€
... deepak chopra
Respiratory Diseases:
Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold
Acute tonsillitis

Bronchopulmonary Diseases:
Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma

Eye Disorders:
Acute conjuctivitis
Cataract (without complications)
Central retinitis

Disorders of the Mouth Cavity:
Pain after tooth extraction

Orthopedic Disorders:
Periarthritis humeroscapularis
Tennis elbow
Low back pain
Rheumatoid arthritis

Gastrointestinal Disorders:
Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacterial dysentery
Paralytic ileus

Neurologic Disorders:
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial paralysis
Paralysis after apoplectic fit
Peripheral neuropathy
Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
Meniere's syndrome
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Nocturnal enuresis
Intercostal neuralgia

Various Gynecological and Muscular Disorders