Acupuncture works with your
body's energy to promote healing while inducing
Needles are inserted into key points
to activate your body's own
Moxibustion is the burning
of an herb called mugwort, rolled up into a cigar-like stick, and
held close to the skin at appropriate acupuncture
Cupping draws out toxins
lodged in the body tissues and brings new blood and energy into the
This is an example of
an original piece by Mei
Li. It is an abstract portrayal of the
effects of Chinese medical treatment -- energetic binds and knots
in the body being freed, giving way to better circulation of
energy, freedom from disease, and increased
The wonderful effects of
acupuncture facials compound over time.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been proven in numerous clinical trials to be effective for the following conditions, even in cases when conventional medical treatment has provided little or no relief.
General health complaints:
Fatigue Stress / anxiety
Constipation / diarrhea Acid reflux (heartburn)
Poor digestion Problems with urination
High blood pressure High cholesterol
High blood sugar Low immunity
Allergies (food, nasal, skin) Cough
Headaches / migraines Colds / flu
(eczema, psoriasis, etc.) Teeth
Pain due to:
Spinal stenosis Lumbar disc herniation/protrusion
Cervical spondylopathy Degenerative discs
Sciatica Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
Sports injuries Auto accidents (whiplash, etc.)
Low back sprain Tennis elbow
Golfer's elbow Dequervain's tenosynovitis
Trigger finger Rheumatoid arthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome Fibromyalgia
Muscle spasms Post-operative pain
Osteoarthritis Shoulder injuries / frozen shoulder
Knee injuries / arthritis
Women's health problems:
Irregular periods Pain before, during or after periods
Excessive bleeding during periods Endometriosis
Uterine fibroids Ovarian cysts (and PCOS)
Cervical dysplasia Infertility
Amenorrhea (no periods) Hormonal imbalances
Hot flashes Morning sickness
Menopausal syndrome Breast cysts
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
Vaginal infections Abnormal vaginal discharge
Post-partum retention of lochia Lack of breast milk (insufficient lactation)
Post-partum dizziness Post-partum abdominal pain
Post-partum constipation Frequent urination after childbirth
Mastitis Varicose veins after childbirth
Prolapse of the uterus Post-partum depression
Vaginal dryness Osteoporosis
What else can Chinese medicine do?
Because Chinese medicine is largely based on the concept of qi (life force energy), we're also able to treat health problems that are not detected by X-rays, MRIs, CTs, or blood tests, etc. Some health problems are caused by a mild imbalance of the qi (energy) in the channels--such as stagnation, qi moving too slowly or too quickly, or qi moving in the wrong direction--and the imbalance has not yet caused physical changes detectable by modern diagnostic imaging or blood tests. We believe that once an illness shows up on modern diagnostic tests it usually means the disease has already reached a more advanced stage and is therefore relatively harder to treat.
At Oahu Acupuncture and Herbs, we also treat a wide range of other health problems within the scope of Chinese medicine. They include, but are not limited to, other conditions listed below.
Modern Reports of the Effectiveness of
NIH (National Institutes of Health) stated in a 1997 report that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of:
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared acupuncture to be effective for treating 40 diseases. Conditions treated by acupuncture according to the United Nations World Health Organization include:
How does acupuncture work for facial rejuvenation?
Ultra-thin needles are inserted on the face as well as select
points on the body. A healthy complexion is more than skin-deep.
Unhealthy complexions are a result of health imbalances.
Acupuncture is an effective way of fixing unhealthy complexions and
minimizing signs of aging while correcting internal imbalances to
promote better health and skin from the inside
A typical course of acupuncture for facial rejuvenation is 10 sessions. We recommend four to six sessions over a two-week period, followed by once-weekly sessions for the remainder of the 10 sessions. Once-monthly tune-up sessions may be given afterwards, as needed, to maintain the effects. Chinese herbal supplements may also be recommended for better results.