ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE
Chinese Medicine is its own complete healthcare paradigm that has thousands of years of history rooted in Asia. Its foundation is based on maintaining the balance of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are polar opposite qualities found everywhere in nature, yet one cannot exist without the other. When there is an imbalance of yin and yang, there will be discomfort or disease.
There are five branches of Chinese Medicine. These branches include acupuncture, herbal medicine, energetics (Qi Gong and Tai Chi), massage and dietary therapy. In order for the body to be at its optimum health, Chinese Medicine practitioners will prescribe the best combination of treatments to help each unique patient reach his/her best health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture is perhaps the most well known branch of Chinese Medicine in the U.S. It is a form of therapy where hair-thin needles are placed on acupuncture points along the energy pathways called meridians. These points stimulate the body’s natural healing processes to bring about yin-yang balance and to eliminate discomfort, pain and illnesses.
In 1997, the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) documented acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of health conditions. These conditions have been researched in case controlled studies to show acupuncture’ effectiveness. These conditions are listed below:
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), Depression, Dysmenorrhoea, Epigastralgia, Facial pain, Headache, Hypertension, Induction of labor, knee pain, low back pain, nausea and vomiting, neck pain, Periarthritis of shoulder, Postoperative pain, Renal colic, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Sprain, Stroke, and Tennis Elbow.
Kit Yoon, L.Ac.
Kit is a licensed acupuncturist, certified clinical hypnotist, certified health coach and reflexologist. She has been in practice for 16 years, combining several modalities that best suit her patients’ specific needs. She specializes in weight, pain and stress management.
Learn more about Kit: bexleyacupuncture.com
Rebecca Rapaport Ness, L.Ac.
Rebecca Rapaport Ness, L.Ac, OM, is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and Qigong instructor. She also offers other elements of Chinese medicine including nutritional counseling, cupping, moxibustion, and Shiatsu massage. Rebecca studied and practiced in San Francisco for 14 years and recently relocated to Ohio with her family. She welcomes the opportunity to support the community in addressing a wide range of health issues and sustaining optimal health.
Learn more about Rebecca: thousandgold.com