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CHINESE MEDICINE
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How does your doctor know what is causing your illness?
What kind of diseases can Chinese Medicine treat?
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acupuncture palm springs - chinese medicineWhat kind of diseases can Chinese Medicine treat?

Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes that all diseases are only symptoms of a deeper, underlying health problem. Therefore a comprehensive diagnosis is compiled which takes into consideration the individual's body mind and spirit rather than simply categorizing them into a one-sided symptom picture. Therefore, it would be most accurate to say that Chinese medicine treats disorders of Qi, blood, body fluids and disturbances of the internal organs. This however, does not correspond to the western vocabulary of named diseases. Chinese medicine's strength comes not only in treating specific diseases but also in it's power to detect imbalances before they become diseases.

The World Health Organization of the United Nations has compiled the following list of some of the many conditions for which acupuncture is considered appropriate:

Infections: colds and flu, bronchitis, hepatitis

Internal disorders: diabetes, hypoglycemia, asthma, high blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, constipation.

Eyes-ears-nose-throat: deafness, ringing in the ears, poor eyesight, dizziness, sinus infection, sore throat, hay fever.

Dermatological: eczema, acne, herpes

Musculo-Skeletal and Neurologic: arthitis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendinitis, stiff neck, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headache, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains and strains.

Genito-Urinary and Reproductive: impotence, infertility, PMS, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginitis, irregular menses or menstrual cramps, morning sickness,

Mental - Emotional anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia

Other conditions which are commonly treated with Chinese medicine are:
allergies, stop smoking, cardio-vascular problems, loose weight, pediatric diseases, post partum care, geriatric diseases, sexual dysfunction, hiccups, toothache, joint pain, frequent, urgent or painful urination, low energy, migraine, headaches, sports injuries, fibroids.

For more information about conditions treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine:
http://www.acucouncil.org/conditions_treated.htm