Acupuncture

Premise of Acupuncture

“There is a two-way communication between the skin and all organs, glands and tissues of the body. By stimulating certain points on the skin, the progress of a condition can not only be arrested but even reversed, bringing the patient back to health and normal function.”

  • Richard Yennie, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) (1928-2013)

Richard Yennie, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) was one of the first non-Asians in the modern era to bring acupuncture to the United States and the first to combine acupuncture and chiropractic in a healing arts practice. (Dr. Waynar was blessed with the opportunity to receive her first 100-hour course from Dr. Yennie and applies his principles and teachings in her practice.)

The combination of acupuncture and chiropractic expands the range of treatable conditions for patients and many times can offer immediate pain relief.  Acupuncture treatments are not limited to using needles. Treatment can include the use of manual pressure, instruments, and herbs to treat points.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (Oriental Healing):

  1. Acupuncture- deals with the electricity of the body or Qi (bi-polar electromagnetic energetical power flow
  2. Chiropractic or manipulation (Tui-na)- deals with correction of spinal, joint, and soft tissue structural misalignments; techniques used by the Chinese since the time of Christ
  3. Herbs and nutrition
  4. Qi-gong or mind-body meditation for healing- known in China as acupuncture without needles

Three Levels of Acupuncture Treatment

  1. Pain Control- treatment where it “hurts”
  2. Formula or Cookbook- recipe approach to treatment
  3. Traditional or Classic- focus is on balancing meridians

8 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Acupuncture:

  1. Nausea associated with chemotherapy and anesthesia. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture for managing nausea created by chemotherapy treatment. The post–surgery nausea caused by anesthesia is also positively impacted by acupuncture.
  2. Rhinitis related to allergies, such as hay fever.  Do you suffer from allergies that cause your nose to run? The swelling of mucous membranes due to allergies can be treated with acupuncture. This can be an effective treatment for seasonal allergies without having to resort to medications that often create drowsiness.
  3. Headaches. Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of pain, including migraine and other types of headaches. In fact, acupuncture is highly effective in combating headache pain in many sufferers where medication has proven to be ineffective.
  4. Hypertension. If you suffer from hypertension, you might want to consider giving acupuncture a try. It’s been shown to be mildly to moderately successful in treating a variety of hypertensive ailments.
  5. Morning sickness. Morning sickness can be highly uncomfortable and inconvenient. Acupuncture can be quite helpful at alleviating morning sickness, nausea, and discomfort and poses no risk to the growing baby.
  6. Tennis elbow. Tennis elbow can be incredibly uncomfortable and slow to heal. Acupuncture can greatly reduce the pain and the time needed for healing to occur. Acupuncture might take your tennis game to a new level, or at least you’ll be able to spend more time on the court.
  7. Sprain. In general, sprains respond well to acupuncture. If little else seems to be working, acupuncture can help alleviate the swelling and pain associated with common sprains.
  8. Menstrual pain. Menstrual discomfort is a serious issue for many women every month. It might be surprising to discover that a few needles in the right place can help with this discomfort, but it can. If you have pain associated with menstrual activity, acupuncture is a possible solution.