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WHAT DO WE TREAT WITH ACUPUNCTURE?

 

Pain

Acupuncture is an effective modality for the treatment of pain and painful conditions.  Here at Inner Gate Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon we have seen acupuncture effectively treat a great many chronic and acute pain conditions.

5 Ways That Acupuncture Treats Pain:

Breaks up scar tissue
Promotes blood circulation
Stimulates the immune system
Relaxes muscles and tendons
Produces endorphins, natural pain killers
Sports Injuries

After an injury is sustained a number of physiological changes occur.  There is localized swelling and tissue damage.  The body begins the healing process by infiltrating the injured tissue with cells that specialize in preventing infections and clearing away the damaged tissue.  Then the body begins to bring in cells, which rebuild the damaged tissues.

Auto & Bike Accidents

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the complicated injuries sustained in auto accidents.  With accurate diagnosis and assessment our acupuncturists can steer the course for your quick and complete recovery. 

5 Things ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP WITH After A Car Accident:

Reduce your pain and muscle spasms
Speed up your recovery & prevent re-injury
Reduce inflammation
Re-establish stability and strength in damaged joints and tendons
Reduce stress and anxiety

Allergies

We can help you manage your allergies naturally by using Chinese medicine and acupuncture to improve immune function and reduce inflammation. Using the techniques of Chinese medicine to improve immune function and reduce inflammation our acupuncturists can help you manage your allergies naturally.  

Acupuncture works by treating and strengthening the lung organ system.  When the lung is functioning more optimally then the immune system's hypersensitivity is calmed.  The acupuncture also works by controlling inflammation and reducing aggravation of the mucus membranes in the ears, nose and throat.

Cancer Therapy

At Inner Gate Acupuncture we provide adjunct therapy for people undergoing a variety of different cancer therapies.  We are not able to do primary care for patients.  We do work with many highly qualified medical doctors and naturopathic doctors to coordinate care for patients undergoing cancer care.

Cancer therapy often has numerous unintended consequences such as dry mouth, fatigue, nausea and pain.  Our treatments reduces the impact of these side effects and offer palliative relief.  Treatments can have a positive impact on blood cell count and overall immune function.  

 

Immunity

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine relies on a unique diagnostic system which allows us to detect subtle imbalances and deficiencies in a patient's body. Using herbs, acupuncture and tuina massage we can correct these imbalances and deficiencies and fill the body with vitality. This in turn supports a stronger immune system that is capable of focusing on and eradicating diseases quickly and effectively.  

Acupuncture's relaxing effects make it an ideal way to rejuvenate the immune system.  Specific acupuncture points have been shown to increase the production of red blood cells and to activate white blood cells so that they can destroy viruses and bacteria. 

Emotional Health

The body responds to stress by releasing chemicals into the blood which increases your heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. These chemical changes are beneficial when aiding an accident victim, preparing to speak in public, or fleeing from an attacker. However, chronically high stress levels can become pathological, leading to headaches, high blood pressure, digestive disorder, poor libido, decreased fertility and problems sleeping.

Most of us live under some form of constant stress, leaving us susceptible to not only the physical ailments mentioned above, but also to psychological problems. These include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, poor concentration, poor memory and low self-esteem. In fact, this is becoming such an epidemic that some studies indicate 4 out of every 5 doctor visits are for stress-related complaints. We are happy to provide a natural alternative or complementary treatment to pharmaceutical medications.

Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can correct many complicated digestive problems. The digestive system is an essential component of a healthy and vital body. When the digestive system is not working well it can negatively impact one's work, home, and social life. 

We diagnose each digestive complaint and then use Chinese medicine and acupuncture to treat each patient in a unique way. This allows us to work directly with the underlying causes of the disease to create lasting results.

Fertility & Menstrual Pain

We help women feel great and live healthy lives by alleviating imbalances and resolving PMS, menstrual related headaches, excessive menstrual cramping, stress and fatigue. 

Our practitioners are trained and experienced in using Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to successfully support fertility and healthy pregnancies and to manage menopause issues and many menstrual problems.

With Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture You Can Experience:

Enhanced fertility
Increased energy
Promotion of healthy, pain-free cycles
PMS relief
Headache/Migraine relief


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