Transform your body while improving your athletic performance and amplifying your capacity for fitness with a scientifically formulated nutritional system designed by the wellness experts at Acupuncture at Riverside. Schedule an appointment with our team today and learn how our system can benefit you.
What makes up the good life?
Containing high-quality proteins that promote muscle growth and recovery, our energy and performance system will help you achieve a tighter and leaner physique while optimizing performance and recovery.
Understanding the good life
Our energy and performance system offers a wide variety of benefits to active individuals: Builds and maintains lean muscle; Boosts faster recovery; Increases performance; High performance nutrition; Ideal for athletes and active lifestyles.
How can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture works on the body's many different systems at the same time, helping in many ways. Through the insertion of fine solid sterile needles, an acupuncturist can help your body regain the balance it has lost, using time-tested treatment methods. Research has shown that acupuncture is extremely safe.
The Acupuncture Treatment
In order for the acupuncturist to choose the correct points for you
you must first come in for a consultation to discuss your particular patterns and for the practioner to discover if there are any real digestive issues. Then the acupuncturist will check your pulse to discern the general state of your energy and measure the health of your stomach qi, in particular. The next step is to look at your tongue to check for cracks, peeling, or puffiness on the stomach area, or a suspicious yellow or thick white coating that might indicate troublesome heat or coldness in the stomach. This will provide some clues as to why you are gaining weight.
The Acupuncture Points
Armed with this information, the acupuncturist will devise a treatment protocol using a combination of ear and body points. The Chinese developed the system of auricular (ear) acupuncture a long time ago. It is one of many microsystems of the body containing all the points relating to the major organs and body. More recently, a Frenchman by the name of Nogier, discovered many more acupuncture points on the ear that pertain to Western medicine such as points called "Adrenal", "Pituitary", "FSH", "Ovary", and "Thyroid".
Treatment for specific body points
The practitioner chooses two or more of these points for each treatment depending upon the patient's problem and personality profile regarding overeating. During the first few treatments, most likely the "Four Gate" points (LI 4, Liver3) would be used to circulate the energy throughout the body and calm the nervous system. Ren 12, the front collecting point of the stomach energy, would be chosen for many treatments, as would Stomach 36, three inches distal to the eye of the knee. This notifies the energy and helps circulate oxygen and blood of the whole body, and of the stomach in particular. Then, based on the diagnosis, the practitioner may add Stomach 40, the master point for mucous, or Kidney 7 or 10 for edema.
The needles would be kept in place for around thirty to forty-five minutes, depending on how much support was needed for the patient.
After the needles are removed, ear tacs with adhesive on them are often placed in the same spots on the ear to continue the stimulation between treatments. The way it works is this: when the patient feels an urge to eat, s/he applies mild pressure to the point or rubs it back and forth for about 20 seconds. This type of acupressure stimulates the point, causes a mild endorphin release, relaxes the patient, and helps them to regain their willpower or resolve about resisting the temptation to eat. The patient removes the tacs at home after three days and throws them away or takes them out sooner if there is any irritation or discomfort. It is a good idea to also remove oneself from the location, person, or food that triggers the resistance to the diet or contributes to the breakdown of willpower. For example, one might want to stay away from the kitchen and refrigerator between meals.
Points important for weight loss:
for the impulsive eater who may also smoke a lot and talk a lot.
for the person who eats even after they're full or who's constantly nibbling.
for general appetite control.
for food addicts, and people who love chocolate, sweets.
a calming point, for the psychology overlay for anxiety, anger, frustration, insecurity.
for water retention that's responsible for some of the weight gain.
Adrenal and Ovary
if weight gain is due to menopause or P.M.S.
for sugar imbalances and hormonal disturbances.
for water retention, and nervous system and hormonal imbalances.
for slow metabolism.
Contact Acupuncture At Riverside.
Do you have pain?
Would you like to lose weight? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety or PTSD? Let our experienced team help you! New patients are always welcome.
Highly qualified staff
At Acupuncture At Riverside you will find a premier medical clinic for quality medical acupuncture. We look forward to helping you.
At our clinic Eastern Medicine meets Western Medicine to provide the ultimate healing power from neuropathy to healthy aging.
Serving your community
We are proud of our service to our patients as we continue to heal numerous conditions in the greater Grants Pass area.
Live a healthful life
If you are looking to improve your health by living a more balanced life, schedule an appointment today.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
Allergies food and environmental
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome
Plantar fasciitis (heel spur)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Detoxify and Cleanse with Acupuncture
Have you ever tried detoxifying your body with acupuncture?
Did you know that acupuncture has been an effective and primary practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for many thousands of years? Acupuncture can actually be used to cleanse your body because its principle is based on the balance of Qi (pronounced as chi) or the vital life energy force that harmonizes and nourishes the functions of your body.
At Acupuncture at Riverside, you will find a medical clinic where Eastern Medicine meets Western Medicine, providing the ultimate healing experience.
With 14+ years of experience, we are proud of our service to our patients as we continue to heal numerous conditions.
Your acupuncture treatment will be as unique as you are
At Acupuncture at Riverside, we recognize that every patient is an individual. We strive to offer personalized service and will create a custom acupuncture program specifically designed for you.
How does acupuncture detox?
Toxins are almost certainly consumed through additives, harmful foods, polluted air and water, or even normal bad habits. Acupuncture can be used as it detects the toxins and removes them. A sensation of aching, heaviness, numbness, and tingling in the affected area may be felt. When this happens, it is believed that the Qi has arrived.
About peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves
the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin, and internal organs. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain. Peripheral neuropathy's course is variable; it can come and go, slowly progressing over many years, or it can become severe and debilitating. However, if diagnosed early, peripheral neuropathy can often be controlled.
What causes peripheral neuropathy?
There are many causes of neuropathy. Approximately 30% of neuropathies are "idiopathic," or of an unknown cause. In another 30% of cases, the cause is diabetes. Other neuropathy causes include autoimmune disorders, tumors, heredity, nutritional imbalances, infections, toxins, or chemotherapy.
What are diabetic neuropathies?
Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness, or loss of feeling in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Nerve problems can occur in every organ system, including the digestive tract, heart, and sex organs. Building on our 14 years of experience and professional training, we can help you control and even eliminate these symptoms.
More information for diabetics
About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. People with diabetes can develop nerve problems at any time, but risk rises with age and longer duration of diabetes. The highest rates of neuropathy are among people who have had diabetes for at least 25 years. Diabetic neuropathies also appear to be more common in people who have problems controlling their blood glucose, also called blood sugar, as well as those with high levels of blood fat and blood pressure and those who are overweight.
Age with grace and serenity
Reduce the effects of aging by visiting our clinic regularly for acupuncture treatments. Your licensed practitioner will design a custom acupuncture plan for you that will target your aches, pains, and help you balance your Qi. We may also suggest highly nutritious products to keep you healthy and minimize the effects of aging.
How can acupuncture help you with healthy aging?
As we age, our bodies slow down. We have less range of motion, and our body temperature, ability to heal, and metabolism may possibly decrease.
How do decreases affect me?
These decreases can adversely affect quality of life. In acupuncture terms, these decreases are known as stagnated flow of vitality. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce and eliminate stagnation and increase flow of vitality, enabling a higher quality of life.
Traditional and modern care
We integrate traditional Eastern Medicine with modern Western Medicine to give our patients the best care possible. We are proud to provide the residents of the greater Grants Pass area with premium acupuncture services for pain relief, neuropathy, weight loss, and more.
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At Acupuncture At Riverside you will find a premier medical clinic for quality medical acupuncture. We look forward to helping you. At our clinic Eastern Medicine meets Western Medicine to provide the ultimate healing power from neuropathy to healthy aging. We are proud of our service to our patients as we continue to heal numerous conditions in the greater Grants Pass area.