Please note that all products on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA, are sold in the US as nutritional supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.We look forward to sharing the wonders of Chinese herbs with you when you call West Acupuncture and Herb at (562) 436 8881.
July 8, 2011 by Leave a Comment
Chinese Herbs Dictionary and the Chinese Medicine Sampler may be useful resources. The study of Chinese herbs centers on the proposition that many organic substances have curative powers. Indeed, this is a fundamental tenet of not just Chinese medicine, but Western medicine as well. Popular Western remedies ranging from common aspirin to modern chemotherapy treatments have their roots in organic substances. Western medicine is finally beginning to acknowledge its debt to Chinese herbal medicine, noting that the effectiveness of many modern pharmaceuticals was originally demonstrated in Chinese herbal practice centuries ago. Nonetheless, Chinese herbs should be viewed only as a supplement to western medicine, and not as a replacement. Chinese medicine emphasizes harmony and duality, and this is well-represented by the increasing cooperation between practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and their counterparts in the western medical establishment.
July 8, 2011 by Leave a Comment
Herbs are a vital part of West Acupuncture Treatments. Chinese herbs have served as the foundation for "Traditional Chinese Medicine", for over 5,000 years. The fundamental idea of living in harmony with nature and the environment forms the basis for the use of Chinese herbs as well as the traditional Chinese approach to health. Knowledge of the healing power of Chinese herbs and herbal remedies has been passed down from generation to generation, and today represents one of China’s greatest gifts to mankind. We recommend herbs to most of our patients because they significantly increase the overall effectiveness of the treatments. Chinese herbs can alleviate a wide variety of symptoms when used with Acupuncture or by themselves. This is why we use herbs exclusively for some patients. Herbal treatments are a very cost effective treatment option for most people, especially those who want to avoid or get off of prescription medication. The herbs themselves range from familiar things such as ginger and turmeric to relatively exotic roots, berries, flowers, seeds, and twigs. Most of the herbs are available in pill form, but sometimes powdered concentrate extracts are used to make custom instant teas. There are also other forms of herbs such as liquid decoctions. Unlike Western herbology which promotes single herbs with singular benefits, Chinese herbology uses herbs in combination to treat multiple disorders. The Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia also contains numerous herbal formulas for tonifying the energy and vitality of the human physiology, something that is not readily available in Western herbology. Herbs are very powerful, but to be effective they must be prescribed on an individual basis. For instance, Goldenseal is effective for some types of colds, but could actually cause a cold in certain types of people. The important thing with herbs is a proper diagnosis and an individualized prescription. An important feature of Chinese Herbal medicine is the use of combinations of 6-12 herbs together as a formula. Chinese herbal formulas have synergistic combinations of active ingredients that produce a powerful treatment effect, while other herbs in the formula balance the treatment effects so that there are little to no side effects. A good herbal formula may treat several symptoms at once because it is for each unique person and their specific condition. For more information about Chinese Herbal treatments please contact Dr. Cho at (562) 436 8881.
July 8, 2011 by
1. WEST ACUPUNCTURE & HERB 57 LONG BEACH BLVD. LONG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 436 8881
July 2, 2011 by Leave a Comment
According to Wikipedia,
Cupping Therapy...... is an "ancient medical treatment that relies upon creating a local suction to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing.” Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps). The use of Cupping Therapy has been a part of most cultures of the world. It is known in local languages as baguan/baguar, badkesh, banki, bahnkes, bekam, buhang, bentusa, kyukaku, gak hoi, Hijamah, kavaa (ކަވާ), singhi among others. The inside of the cup is first heated, then the rim is applied to the skin forming an air-tight seal. As the air inside the cup cools it contracts forming a partial vacuum, enabling the cup to suck the skin, pulling in soft tissue, and drawing blood to that area. Alternately the suction is created by a hand-pump and blood is allowed to collect. Persons who claim this therapy to be beneficial report that it produces feeling of relaxation and invigoration. Cupping is used to treat a broad range of medical conditions such as blood disorders (anaemia, haemophilia), rheumatic diseases (arthritic joint and muscular conditions), fertility and gynaecological disorders, skin problems (eczema, acne) as well as improving general physical and psychological well-being provided personnel are properly trained. The BCS has an internationally Recognised Procedure standard in training. For more information about Cupping Therapy and to see if Cupping Therapy might be beneficial for you, please call West Acupuncture and Herb Center in Long Beach at (562) 436 8881.
July 2, 2011 by Leave a Comment
According to Acupuncture-Treatment.com
"Moxibustion is a form of fire heat treatment that stimulates specific acupuncture points of the body. The term is derived from the Japanese "mogusa" meaning herb (mugwort) and the Latin "bustion" meaning burning. "There are several techniques in moxibustion. Direct moxibustion: A small, cone-shaped amount of moxa is placed on top of an acupuncture point, lit on fire, and allowed to smolder. Direct moxibustion is a traditional technique considered to be very therapeutic. Much of the scientific study has been done on scarring direct moxibustion. Indirect moxibustion: A more popular form of moxibustion in many countries including China is the indirect form, because there is a much lower risk of pain or burning. In indirect moxibustion, a practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick (roughly the shape and size of a cigar) and holds it an inch or two away from the skin, usually around the inserted needles to bring mild warmth to the area without burning, until the skin becomes slightly red. The intensity of the heat is adjusted according to the patient’s condition and comfort. Indirect moxa is considered to induce a gradual localized vasodilatation response. In addition to increasing the local blood flow, skillful indirect moxibustion is extremely comforting and can create a deep relaxation response. Needle Moxa Technique: This technique used to be quite popular in Japan. With the needle moxa technique, the heat intensity is much harder to control than the moxa stick method. To learn more about Moxibustion please contact the expert staff at West Acupuncture and Herb at (562) 436 8881.
June 19, 2011 by 2 Comments
As obesity rates climb, more and more routes for fighting this serious health condition are being explored, including acupuncture. As of 2010 in the United States, 34 percent of the adult population are overweight, and 27 percent are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obese people are at risk for a host of conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and depression. For some obese people, dieting and exercise alone don't do the trick. That's why investigation of complementary and alternative approaches like acupuncture is gaining momentum. Acupuncture may help people suppress food cravings and elevate mood. Most patients who are treated with acupuncture say that they feel great. Many claim their appetite is significantly reduced. "I can do without dinner" said one weight control patient. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, excess weight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings Symptoms of Obesity
Obesity and AcupunctureAcupuncture treatment can help obese patients lose weight naturally. Acupuncture is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Inserting acupuncture needles outwardly into several parts of the body are proven to be beneficial weight weight efforts. Acupuncture treatment can stimulate the metabolism and thereby enable the body to utilize food efficiently, instead of storing it as fat West Acupuncture’s weight loss program is devised to reduce the all side effect during the weight loss program. We can say that it is a healthy weight loss alternative. A common side effect of many other weight loss programs is that they can cause "beneficial" body fluids to be drained, which can lead to unwanted side effects like osteoporosis. the side effects of acupuncture for weigh loss are often positive such as a general increase in energy level and a reduction of the feeling of fatigue. In some cases weight loss patients have reported that other symptoms such as headache's and pain have been relieved as well.
West Acupuncture's Colon Cleanse Program
Auricular acupunctureIn the past few years, studies in China and Europe have shown that a combination of body and ear (or auricular) acupuncture is very effective for weight loss. West Acupuncture has a lot of clinical experience of weight control by Auricular acupuncture. Auricular (ear) acupuncture is the method most often used for the treatment of obesity. Common auricular points used in the treatment of obesity include 'Hunger' and 'Stomach' points (for satiety and fullness) and 'Shenmen' (for sedation and analgesia)
June 18, 2011 by Leave a Comment
West Acupuncture & Herb 57 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 436 8881
June 18, 2011 by
is the unintentional loss of urine, or the loss of bladder control. This means the you can't always control when you urinate. This of course is embarrassing, but it can be treated.Millions of people in the United States have urinary incontinence. It is most common at ages over 50 especially among women. One in three women over the age of 60 years are estimated to have bladder control problems. Acupuncture treatment, at West Acupuncture has been very successful in controlling urinary incontinence without surgery. This traditional method is also a very safe natural way of treating urinary incontinence using the body's own powers, completely free of negative side effects. What are the types of incontinence? There are two main kinds of chronic incontinence. Some women have both. Stress incontinence Stress incontinence is when urine leaks because of sudden pressure on your lower stomach muscles, such as when you cough, laugh, lift something or exercise. Stress incontinence usually occurs when the pelvic muscles are weakened, for example by childbirth or surgery. Stress incontinence is common in women and in many cases, can be treated successfully. Stress incontinence can be caused by childbirth, weight gain, or other conditions that stretch the pelvic floor muscles. When these muscles cannot support your bladder properly, the bladder drops down and pushes against the vagina. You cannot tighten the muscles that close off the urethra, so urine may leak because of the extra pressure on the bladder when you cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise, or do other activities. Urge incontinence Urge incontinence happens when you have a strong need to urinate but can't reach the toilet in time. This can happen even when your bladder is holding only a small amount of urine. Some women may have no warning before they accidentally leak urine. Other women may leak urine when they drink water or when they hear or touch running water. Overactive bladder is a kind of urge incontinence. But not everyone with overactive bladder leaks urine. Overactive Bladder Overactive bladder occurs when abnormal nerves send signals to the bladder at the wrong time, causing its muscles to squeeze without warning. Voiding up to seven times a day is normal for many women, but women with overactive bladder may find that they must urinate even more frequently. Overactive bladder is a common bladder condition (1 in 6 adults), but can be treated. Overactive bladder is a real medical condition. It is not a normal sign of aging. It can occur at any age. Specifically, the symptoms of overactive bladder include
- Urinary frequency—bothersome urination eight or more times a day or two or more times at night
- Urinary urgency—the sudden, strong need to urinate immediately
- Urge incontinence—leakage or gushing of urine that follows a sudden, strong urge
- Nocturia—awaking at night to urinate
- Ginseng Tea : patients who feels little energy, lethargy, fatigue, pale complexion, spontaneoussweating, dizziness, prolapse of organs, low voice, little desire to speak, weakness in the arms and legs edema, poor appetite, loose stools, headache after exertion, bloating, indigestion, tired eyes, dry skin
- Cinnamon Tea : patients who feel a cold sensation in low abdomen, cold extremities, cinnamon may lower blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in type 2 diabetes, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating. In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
- Citron Tea : people who are under a lot of stress and easily become red in face
- Wu Wei Zi Tea : It is widely used for all incontinence, reduces sweating, stops cough and diarrhea.
- Yu Li Ren Tea : This tea used rid the body of unnecessary moisture, swelling, strengthens the digestive system and stops diarrhea.
- To locate the right muscles, try stopping or slowing your urine flow without using your stomach, leg or buttock muscles. When you're able to slow or stop the stream of urine, you've located the right muscles.
- Squeeze your muscles. Hold for a count of 10. Relax for a count of 10.
- Repeat this 10 to 20 times, 3 times a day.
- You may need to start slower, perhaps squeezing and relaxing your muscles for 4 seconds each and doing this 10 times, 2 times a day. Work your way up from there.