Allergy Elimination (NAET)
The NAET protocol eliminates allergies while strengthening the immune system. This treatment for allergy elimination involves neuromuscular testing to reveal kinetic imbalance caused by allergens. Through NAET, we can reset the brain and nervous system to overcome adverse reactions to these allergens. Allergy elimination treatments are non-invasive and safe for infants and seniors.
What are Allergies?
What is NAET?
This treatment method can be safely used on anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly. Healthy individuals are treated with NAET to prevent allergies from developing and causing illness in the future.
In addition, NAET can be used in combination with Western medicine to counteract any side effects of medication (e.g. chemotherapy, antibiotics, steroids, etc.) to enhance the efficacy of the drugs.
How does NAET work?
Reactions of the human field can be determined by testing an indicator muscle (specific muscle) before and after coming into contact with an allergen. Muscle response testing or kinesiology is used to detect which allergies are present. When someone is allergic to a substance, a strong muscle weakens in response to a message from the brain. The brain immediately focuses on defending against a perceived threat causing rapid loss of muscle strength. This is one method to evaluate how the nervous system influences muscle function in the presence of an irritant.
Stimulation of specific points on the patient’s back balances the body’s electromagnetic fields with those of the allergen, resulting in the reprogramming or “rebooting” of the nervous system and brain to stop identifying the substance as a harmful allergen. The key to this treatment is the retraining of the brain occurring in the presence of the offending allergen.
NAET has successfully treated the
Post Nasal Drip
…and many more
Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine practiced for thousands of years in China and other Eastern countries. Chinese practitioners discovered that placing needles into the body at anatomical points proved effective in treating specific health problems. The Chinese have mapped these particular points for over 2,000 years. The practice of acupuncture is not limited to just the insertion of needles but also includes cupping, blood stasis therapy and moxibustion.
Acupuncture’s foundation rests on the ancient view that the body consists of pathways in which blood and energy flow. This meridian network is like a road map superimposed over the body, with highways, secondary roads and on-and-off ramps running throughout the body. One could also think of it in terms of an energetic irrigation system carrying “Qi” (pronounced “chee”, meaning “bioelectric energy”) to nourish all areas of the body. Distinct channels that follow nerve and blood vessel pathways span the body carrying Qi. Qi’s smooth flow and harmonious balance are essential for good health and healing. Symptoms can occur when the flow of Qi becomes obstructed, like a kink in a garden hose. Restoring the flow of Qi through the meridians using acupuncture helps bring the body back into balance and facilitates the natural healing process.
Acute Care: Relief
Most patients seek treatment because they are experiencing enough discomfort to do something about it. We cluster visits together during this acute treatment phase to reduce the symptoms as quickly as possible. This is typically accomplished in 2-6 weeks of treatment 2-3 times per week.
Corrective Care: Stabilization
Once we have reduced the level of discomfort, we begin to lengthen the interval of time between visits. Continuing care through this phase allows the healing process to take place while helping the body consolidate the positive effects of acupuncture so that backsliding does not occur. It’s common to want to “test it out” because of the relative absence of discomfort. However, the healing process is still unfolding, and the body is vulnerable to re-injury or re-aggravation.
Wellness Care: Prevention
Many patients find it helpful to come in for a “tune-up” treatment every so often. We can often identify and treat imbalances in meridian flow before they become problematic. Patients with chronic conditions or symptoms that tend to recur may also require an ongoing maintenance interval. This can vary from weekly to monthly visits.
How does acupuncture work as a system of medical care?
Scientific research is attempting to understand the mechanism of acupuncture. At this point, researchers can measure activity in specific various body systems when an acupuncture needle is inserted:
1) Increase in peripheral blood flow
2) increase in the neural pain threshold
3) release of neurochemicals similar to endorphins
4) increase in T-cells and other immune constituents
5) increased activity at nerve “gates.” Thermal PET scans also show activity in the regions of the brain responsible for “pain” messages.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Are the needles used more than once?
How should I prepare for the first appointment?
How many appointments will I need?
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We are happy to answer any questions or concerns about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you on your health journey. We will work with you to design a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.
Women's Health / OBGYN
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can also effectively treat: endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), interstitial cystitis
ovarian and uterine cysts and fibroids, breast lumps and cysts. It can also help with menopausal symptoms including: hot flashes, mood swings, changes in psyche, irritability, depression, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, vaginal atrophy, changes in libido.
flow there is no pain. Pain results from stagnation of blood, body fluids and Qi that
accompany an injury or the aging process. Acupuncture and its related modalities treat a wide range of acute and chronic pain and injury.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture is appropriate in the
treatment of various musculoskeletal and neurological disorders including arthritis,
neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, stroke, Bell’s palsy, cerebral palsy and sprains.
Brian utilizes Master Tung’s Acupuncture, Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method, and the
Sports Medicine teachings of Whitfield Reaves to effectively track down and eliminate
source pain. Local needling is not always the best course of treatment, and in some cases
may aggravate existing inflammation and pain. However, Brian’s unique combination of
distal needling and range of motion techniques allow both patient and practitioner to immediately observe and gauge results.
Other conditions that can be treated include Morton’s neuroma, compartment syndrome,
plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, as
well as pain in the neck, back, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, and toes.
Acupuncture treats mental and emotional conditions without using drugs or steroids to enhance performance and concentration. Treatments provide a competitive edge by improving strength and stamina, sharpening mental focus and reducing anxiety and stress.
In addition to naturally eliminating pain, this treatment addresses symptoms common among athletes, including:
Stiffness and tightness
Chronic pain and soreness
Limited range of motion
Numbness and tingling
This treatment addresses conditions affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, including: Pulls, Tears, Strains, Sprains and Fractures.
Acupuncture is part of a wide-ranging strategy. Treatments may be combined with other therapies to naturally eliminate pain, minimize inflammation, enhance muscle strength and joint mobility, and promote soft tissue healing. In addition to acupuncture, these therapies include: Auricular (ear) therapy, Herbal medicine, Nutrition, Cupping, Tui na massage, Pediatric massage, Moxibustion, Electro-acupuncture and Blood Stasis Therapy.
Blood Stasis Therapy
What is blood stasis?
Chinese medicine recognizes blood stasis in a much broader sense of increased pressure, causing constricted blood flow in the tissue surrounding tendons, ligaments, muscles, fascia, nerves, bones, joints, organs, the spinal cord and the brain. Compartment syndrome and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are examples of this presentation in Western medicine.
When injury or inflammation occurs, swollen tissue presses against deep veins obstructing blood flow back to the heart. Tissue pressure becomes more significant than venous pressure causing blood to stagnate. The heart and lungs continually supply and circulate fresh, oxygen-rich blood via vessels called arteries. Veins are vessels responsible for returning blood from the body to the heart and lungs to be reoxygenated.
However, through aging, injury or tissue inflammation, the valves in the venous system begin to collapse and fail, resulting in deoxygenated or “dead” blood stagnating and pooling in the vein. Dark spider veins on legs and ankles are a visible example of this kind of blood stasis.
Deep, superficial and perforating veins are the three venous circulatory systems in the body. Superficial veins are visible in the arms and legs and are typically described as bluish in color. Deep veins lie beneath muscle and fascia, allowing them to function under greater pressure while handling higher volumes of blood.
Roughly 90% of blood returns to the heart via the deep venous system, while the superficial system returns approximately 10%. Perforating veins connect the two systems by passing through the fascia and joining with superficial capillaries.
Blood statis therapy is a method of perforating veins to provide an alternative pathway for blood to return to the heart. If blood flows through the deep veins is blocked, blood can travel through the perforating veins to the superficial veins and then back to the heart.
Bleeding at appropriate points draws blood off superficial veins, reducing pressure on the artery, muscle, nerve or organ via the perforating veins. This eliminates congestion, relieves pain and expedites healing.
What does Blood Stasis Therapy (BST) treat?
- Headaches (Frontal, vertex, occipital, migraine)
- Bell’s palsy
- Eye conditions (Optic neuritis, temporal arteritis, stye, ptosis, conjunctivitis,
keratitis, spasms around the eye)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Ear conditions (Otitis media)
- Nose conditions (Chronic sinusitis, rosacea, nosebleed)
- Mouth conditions (Soreness and swelling of the mouth, lips tongue and throat;
toothache, jaw pain/TMJ and difficulty opening the mouth)
- Neck conditions (Benign thyroid tumors, goiter, neck pain and stiffness)
- Throat conditions (Tonsilitis, pharyngitis, esophageal pain)
- Lymph node removal (post-surgical pain/discomfort due to axillary lymph node
- Shoulder, arm wrist, hand and finger pain and numbness
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Blockage of axillary sweat glands
- Sweaty palms (hyperhidrosis)
- Pain and swelling of legs
- Pain and numbness radiating down the legs/sciatica
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
- Foot pain and numbness
- Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
- Hip pain
- Chest conditions (Chest pain, asthma/difficulty breathing, bronchitis, cardiac
conditions, angina pectoris, palpitations)
- Interstitial cystitis
- Post-surgical pain/pinched nerve
- Pain from gallstones
- Gastric and digestive conditions and pain
- Kidney conditions/nephritis
- Back pain (Upper, lower, coccyx)
- Spinal cord injury
- Gynecological conditions (Amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis,
infertility, mastitis, uterine fibroids)
- Mastectomy pain (post-mastectomy syndrome)
- Circulatory system conditions (Stroke, high blood pressure, varicose veins)
- Skin conditions (Acne, poison ivy/poison oak)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia, cognition issues
- Post COVID and cold brain fog
- Chronic non-healing ulcers and injuries, and non-union of bones
- Bedwetting in children
- Herpes and sores of the lips and genitals
How is bleeding performed?
Bleeding is typically painless and involves using lancets or hypodermic needle tips to prick different body areas. Elbows, legs, backs of knees, and tops of ears are common sites for this therapy. Dark or even black blood flows from the puncture until the color changes to bright red, indicating the stagnation is cleared. Bloodletting is effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including:
- Brain Fog
Bloodletting is also effective in treating other issues affecting the body, such as:
What is Wet Cupping?
Another form of bloodletting, wet cupping, is a traditional method used worldwide for centuries.
Wet cupping is generally done on the back. Lancets are used to puncture several holes in an area, and then a sterile disposable suction cup is placed over the holes to draw out stagnated blood. Wet cupping treats conditions in the neck, back, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, knees and feet.
To learn more about bloodletting, please see “The Complete Guide to Chinese Medicine Bloodletting” by Dean Mouscher, from which the above content is drawn.
Mental Health Therapy
Staying physically, mentally, and spiritually grounded in today’s frenetic world is difficult
and often overwhelming. As a result, conditions commonly treated include:
- fear and phobias
- panic attacks
- “head trash”
- broken spirit
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Acupuncture’s strength is its ability to restore balance physically while calming the mind and leveling emotions. Auriculotherapy, or ear acupuncture, is frequently used to treat these conditions. The ear is directly wired to the brain, which ultimately determines the performance of the entire body. Utilizing the ear not only treats the brain itself, it also stimulates the brain to treat targeted areas of the body.”