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Digestive Health

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy can dramatically improve one's state of digestive wellness. This ancient medicine believes that the digestive tract is the center of all health, deriving the energy from our food that powers life itself. If this delicate system becomes weak or compromised, other health ailments may arise. Acupuncture strengthens the body's ability to receive the nutrients from healthy foods while Chinese herbs begin to repair the gut from the inside-out. 

Conditions that respond favorably to Acupuncture & Chinese herbs include, but are not limited to:

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Gastritis
  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas & Bloating
  • Symptom control of Colitis & Crohn's Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Gastric Bypass Recovery


Reproductive Health

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have effectively treated a variety of gynecological conditions for over 3,000 years. Problematic symptoms are viewed as imbalances within the body that can be corrected with the insertion of small, painless acupuncture needles at specific points in the body. While women's reproductive health is more commonly treated in mainstream acupuncture practices, it is important to remember that this medicine is equally as effective for men. 

Conditions that respond favorably to Acupuncture & Chinese herbs include, but are not limited to:

  • Infertility
  • Lactation Support
  • Pregnancy Maintenance
  • Morning Sickness
  • Painful Periods
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Labor Preparation (after 40 weeks)
  • Prostate Health
  • Decreased Libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
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Emotional Health

Stress and anxiety are becoming increasingly common ailments amongst people of all ages. While these are normal responses to impending danger or threat, problems start to arise once these feelings become associated with everyday situations. Acupuncture works with your body's natural ability to manage stress by tapping into the autonomic nervous system, down-regulating the sympathetic response ("Fight or Flight") and up-regulating the parasympathetic response ("Rest, Digest and Nest"), all while you relax in a quiet and peaceful environment. Chinese herbs can help stabilize the body, with some formulas designed to help with deep depression or sleep disturbances. 

Conditions that respond favorably to Acupuncture & Chinese herbs include, but are not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Addictions & Cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Learning Disabilities


Pain

Acupuncture is extremely effective in treating all types of pain. A famous saying in Oriental Medical theory is Tong Zhi Bu Tong, Bu Tong Zhi Tong which means "if there is pain, there is no free flow- if there is no free flow, there is pain." This poetic notion is the foundation of treating pain with acupuncture. The insertion of small needles into specific points on the body allows for a smooth, unobstructed flow of the body's own healing properties to minimize or eliminate pain. In Western theory, the needles are thought to increase circulation of blood and lymph, minimizing swelling and increasing blood flow to damaged areas. The needles also act to release endorphins which are naturally occurring pain killers. Additional modalities effective in treating pain include Cupping, Gua Sha, Plum Blossom and Tui Na. 

Conditions that respond favorably to Acupuncture & Chinese herbs include, but are not limited to:

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  • Sprains & Strains
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Sports Injuries
  • Auto Accident Injuries
  • Muscle Tension
  • Chronic Aches & Pains
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Degenerative Joint Disorder


Immunity

Did your mother ever tell you to come out of the rain so you don't catch a cold? There is actually truth to this old wives tale. From a Western perspective, we know that colds and flus come from viruses and bacteria. While this is true, why is it that some people get sick more frequently than others, even if exposed to the same germs? Chinese medicine sees a weakened body as being more susceptible to illness. A strong, resilient body will yield fewer sick days and healthier immune function overall. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are extremely effective in minimizing the severity of symptoms as well as shortening the duration. So whether you are already sick or the last one at your office who isn't, Chinese medicine can definitely help! 

Conditions that respond favorably to Acupuncture & Chinese herbs include, but are not limited to:

  • Colds, Flus & Coughs
  • Strep Throat
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Sinus Infections
  • Ear Infections
  • Hayfever & Seasonal Allergies
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Low immunity 



Pediatric Ailments

Oriental Medicine can be a great health resource for your little ones, both in times of acute illness or for preventative measures to strengthen the immune system. In ancient China, it was believed that treating children on a full moon will lead to longevity and good health for life, which is why many acupuncturists offer "Full Moon Clinics". No needles are used when treating children under 10 years old, and patients as young as one month can safely be treated. Rather than using needles, a Japanese style of treatment called Shoni Shin uses small tools to scrape, tap, and manipulate the meridians of the body. It is a very comfortable experience and most children find it relaxing . At Eastern Traditions, we carry a line of Pediatric Chinese herbal formulas that are specifically for children and taste great. They can be an essential addition your medicine cabinet at home!

Conditions that respond favorably to Acupuncture & Chinese herbs include, but are not limited to:

  • Cold/Flu symptoms
  • Sinus & Ear Infections
  • Colic
  • Asthma & Allergies
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Eczema
  • Tummy Troubles
  • Learning Disabilities 

Eastern Traditions Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 1643 Boulder Street, Suite 104. Denver, CO 80211. (720) 551-8408