At Staszak Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, we are committed to treating those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. We don't just treat the symptoms, we look at the root of the problem. We treat your whole self through a variety of disciplines, depending on your particular needs. Check out this video and learn more about how we can help return you to the life you love.
Acupuncture is a Chinese healing technique that revolves around the balance of Yin & Yang. Yang is a time of light and activity, while Yin is a time of darkness and rest. The idea is that one cannot exist without the other. In terms of human life, health results when Yin and Yang are balanced and harmonious within the body, and disease results when they are not. In Chinese medicine, another important aspect of health includes the natural flow of the life force “qi” (pronounced “chee”) throughout the body. When Yin and Yang are balanced within our bodies, we are said to have healthy circulation of qi.
According to the Chinese, illness occurs when the flow of qi throughout the body is insufficient, interrupted, and unbalanced, causing Yin and Yang to lose their balance as well. When the constant circulation of qi through its 14 pathways -- otherwise known as “meridians” – is interrupted, pain or illness can occur, and acupuncture is then used to redirect the flow. Once the problem has been diagnosed, tiny needles are inserted into various “acupoints” throughout the body’s meridians and used to move qi and redirect energy in a way that restores the body’s natural balance of Yin and Yang.
Acupuncture can be a very effective treatment option for individuals with a variety of health problems, including depression, headaches, hypertension, back pain, stroke, postoperative pain, even morning sickness – and the list goes on!
If you would like to give acupuncture a try, call our office at (541) 505-8180 and make an appointment!
As you are well aware of, depression is a disorder characterized by negative physical and psychological symptoms. The most common symptoms are anxiety, lack of concentration, body aches, mood swings, and poor sleeping habits. There are more extreme forms of depression that are linked to suicidal thoughts and dependencies on drugs and alcohol. Modern forms of medicine in the form of anti-depressant drugs are the West’s idea for dealing with depression.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) deals with depression in a much different way. Techniques such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, tai-na massage, and energetic exercises to restore imbalances are all forms of treatment for different symptoms associated with depression.
The holistic approach of acupuncture deals with the insertion of fine needles on separate parts of the body stimulating the body’s flow of energy known as “Qi”. Studies have shown that treating depression with acupuncture have both positive physical and holistic results on depressed patients. Studies have all shown that acupuncture is as effective as any other type of treatment for relieving depression symptoms, such as psychotherapy and drugs.
At Staszak Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, we offer acupuncture therapy and can help treat your physical and emotional ailments, along with a host of other holistic services. Please contact us today.
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Urinary difficulty, in traditional Chinese Medicine terms, is often linked to the bladder, kidneys, and spleen. The cause is often the body’s exhaustion from labor(s) and the physical and emotional demands of a newborn. Although it can manifest as urinary retention, it is more commonly seen as urinary incontinence.
The most common acupuncture points used for addressing urinary incontinence are located on the lower abdomen, middle and low back, and near the ankles and wrists. These points are used to support the kidney, bladder, and spleen function. It is referred to as “tonifying” and “raising the qi” of the patient. The goal is to raise the function of the patient’s body with a series of treatments.
Historically, Chinese medicine has been a successful and non-invasive treatment of a wide range of gynecological issues. The needles are extremely thin and sterile. Compared with most procedures, it is quite comfortable. Acupuncture is a complementary style treatment that does not interfere with conventional medicine.
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