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Acupuncture Therapy With Gateway

Traditional, Time-Honored Healing for The 21st Century.

Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It improves the body’s function and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating acupuncture points with the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may enhance the effects. Other techniques include bodywork, moxibustion, cupping, and application of topical herbal medicines and liniments.

Acupuncture at Gateway Healing Center
Acupuncture at Gateway Healing Center

TCM is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, poor function, or illness. Modern research has demonstrated that acupuncture can help evoke the body’s natural healing response through effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and overall well-being.

Acupuncture with Qian Li, LAc, at Gateway Healing Center

Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Induction of labor
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow