Acupuncture - Herbology - Acupressure<br><br>Acupuncture is a method used in Oriental Medicine for restoring balance within the body. When there is imbalance, there can be lethargy, anxiety, decreased function and mobility, pain, and organ dysfunction. Acupuncturists examine and assess the circulation of <B>Qi</B> (vitality) and <B>blood</B> within the channel systems, the state of balance of <B>Yin</B> (female/water energy) and <B>Yang</B> (male/tire energy), and the <B>Jing/Essence</B> (fundamental energy in the bones, brain and core) to determine health. Insertion of hair-fine disposable needles at specific points allows movement of blockages, increases vitality and improves overall circulation and function in the body.<br><br>Acupuncture Can Address:<br>* Acute And Chronic Pain Conditions: Soiatica, Headaches, Sports Injuries<br>* Emotional Difficulties: Stress, Anger, Fear, Worry, Sadness, and Depression<br>* Addictions: Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Weight<br>* Increased Organ Strength: Immune System, Increased Metabolism, Sexual Function<br>* Gynecological Disorders<br>* Well-Being Enhancement
A typical treatment lasts 20-40 minutes and continues to work for several days following the treatment. Length of treatment is determined by the condition being treated, the strength of the patient and rate of blocking removal. In Western terms, acupuncture works by releasing endorphins, a natural morphine-like substance in our brains. In Oriental Medicine, acupuncture works by removing blockages (pain) and restoring vital flow and function.<br><br>Acupuncturists are state-licensed and are primary health care practitioners. Most insurance companies reimburse for acupuncture either through contracted acupuncturists or as a regular benefit.<br><br>Dr. Maret Kunze, OMD, Lac, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, has been in private practice since 1986 in Newport Beach, California. Her specialty is in understanding the body, mind, and spirit connection as it relates to health, well-being and balance. This is achieved by using intuitive energy work and the principles of Oriental Medicine.