ACUPUNCTURE ASSOCIATES OF LEOMINSTER/WORCESTER OFFERS:
- Traditional Chinese and Japanese Styles of Acupuncture
- Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Counseling and supplementation
- Allergy Elimination
- Integrative Medicine
- Massage therapy with Geoff MacDuff, CMT and Nicole Whipple, CMT.
ACUPUNCTURE is part of a 5,000 year old medical system that is used throughout the world. It was used by emperors and the royal courts to help them live into their 90s and stay fertile into their 80s at a time when life expectancy in the West was 30 years. Today, this ancient and gentle tradition is combined with a current understanding of health and disease processes to provide a safe, natural and effective treatment for a variety of health issues and a preventive form of medicine.The following are some of the most common health concerns that we treat:
- Pain Relief - neurological, muscular-skeletal, arthritis, post-surgical
- Digestive imbalances
- Respiratory - asthma, sinusitis, Allergy Elimination
- Headaches and migraines
- OB/GYN issues - PMS, menopause, fibroids, infertility (IVF support)
- Fibromyalgia-Chronic Fatigue
- Oncology support-nausea,pain,fatigue,depression,WBC elevation
- Stress-related:HBP, anxiety, depression, insomnia, tinnitus,OCD
- Skin conditions (eczema, contact dermatitis)
Illness prevention,longevity and health enhancement,sports medicine
Acupuncture is frequently combined with nutritional counseling and stress reduction to provide a very potent and synergistic blend of therapies that can get you back on track and enjoying your life. This rich, multilayered approach is frequently what it takes to make real change in our every day lives.
We find that virtually everyone benefits greatly by eating a whole food (organic whenever possible) diet that eliminates excessive sugars, white flour products, additives and trans-fats. This is widely acknowledge as the most beneficial dietary guideline for most people. Nutritional needs are very individual--there is simply no one diet or pill that will address different constitutional types, your genetics, or food intolerances. Most diets don't work. At best they may give short-term weight results, but are not a balanced or sustainable way to nourish your body and mind.
Our goal is to help you identify ways to ensure that your unique nutritional needs are being met. We use a variety of tools that will help us evaluate your specific needs and, when appropriate, offer only the highest quality whole-food supplements to get you balanced and feeling great. Most over-the-counter supplements are synthetic (that is, chemicals) and not food-based nutrition. Most experts agree that the best source of nutrition is from unprocessed whole food. Whole foods provide hundreds of micronutrients in comparison to the few dozen vitamins and minerals in synthetic supplements.
Natural Hormone Balancing
Functional endocrinology is a new field that has evolved over the last several years to address the need to diagnose and treat hormonal imbalances without drugs before they become a chronic disease state. How many people suffer from debilitating chronic fatigue, yet their physicians cannot find a cause? How many women exhibit the symptoms of an under-active thyroid, but are told their blood levels are normal?
How many women suffer the hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain and the anxiety of menopause, but are offered only HRT or advice to “tough it out”? PMS, excessive sugar and carb cravings, and “just not feeling right” can also be signs of hormone imbalances.
Natural hormone balancing is achieved by first doing thorough testing to determine whether any nutritional deficiencies, and/or lifestyle habits are contributing to the imbalance and exactly which hormones are affected. Then, a personalized program of supplementation and/or herbs is designed and monitored to support the body's return to a balanced state.