Daniele Saint- Cyr, DOM, AP

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

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What Is Acupuncture Good For?

Acupuncture is just one branch in the Chinese Medicine Tree. For over 5,000 years Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have treated the Eastern World for many ailments. According to the World Health Organization Acupuncture has been found to be proven effective for the following conditions:

- low back pain

- neck pain

- sciatica

- tennis elbow

- knee pain

- periarthritis of the shoulder

- sprains

- facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

- headache

- dental pain

- tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction

- rheumatoid arthritis

- induction of labor

- correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)

- morning sickness

- nausea and vomiting

- postoperative pain

- stroke

- essential hypertension

- primary hypotension

- renal colic

- leucopeniaadverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy

- allergic rhinitis, including hay fever

- biliary colic

- depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

- acute bacillary dysentery

- primary dysmenorrhea

- acute epigastralgia

- peptic ulcer

- acute and chronic gastritis

Acupoint Injection Therapy

Vitamin B12– Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble B complex vitamin found naturally in a variety of foods, including meat, fish and dairy products. Vitamin B-12 injections can help prevent or treat pernicious anemia and B-12 deficiency, may boost energy, metabolism, mood and memory. If you’re a vegetarian, experiencing tiredness, constipation, memory loss and reduced energy, you may be low on B-12. Consider supplementation

Vitamin C– Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin found in fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits and green peppers. Ascorbic acid is a free radical, an antioxidant scavenger, and plays a major role in oxidation-reduction reactions. Ascorbic acid is a cofactor for enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of collagen (essential for tissue maintenance and repair), carnitine, and neurotransmitters. Humans cannot synthesize ascorbic acid endogenously and a lack of dietary intake can lead to scurvy.

Glutathione– Glutathione is a substance made from the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. It is produced by the liver and involved in many body processes. Glutathione is involved in tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and in immune system function.