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Indications for acupuncture and TCVM

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can:

  • Treat chronic conditions such as endocrine diseases, kidney, liver or heart failure that are not responding to western therapies
  • Help patients that can no longer tolerate western therapies by either helping to manage the side effects of the medications (including changes to bloodwork like elevated liver enzymes) or by reducing or eliminating the need for the problem medications.
  • Treat neurologic conditions causing paralysis or difficulty walking, as well as seizures or changes in mentation
  • Promote of quality of life in patients by:
    - Providing pain relief
    Obesity managment
    Increasing mobility
    Increasing muscle tone, strength, and endurance
    Helping to resolve incontinence
  • Treat chronic eye problems
  • Treat gastrointestinal disorders such as IBD, diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Provide palliative and end of life care by:
    Providing pain relief
    Increasing appetite and energy
  • Improve performance in working or performance animals
  • Treat behavioural disorders
  • Help prevent disease by keeping the body in balance
  • Treat conditions where western medicine has failed to reach a diagnosis or where all testing has come back normal
  • Aid in the treatment of patients with multiple conditions or complex conditions
    Chinese medicine views the body differently and often conditions that seem unrelated in western medicine can be linked to one underlying pattern in Chinese medicine
  • Provide treatment options for patients whose caretakers elect not to pursue western therapies for any reason




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