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Oriental Medicine (OM)

Oriental Medicine (AKA Traditional Chinese Medicine - TCM) is an ancient and robust healing system that originated in China. It migrated first to other Asian countries, then to Europe and in the 1970's to the United States. The primary healing modality is acupuncture. Different techniques are used to help people heal. In depth information regarding acupuncture can be found at the Acupuncture.com web site (not affiliated with DBHC). These modalities include:

  • Acupuncture with needles
  • Acupressure without needles
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Tui Na (Chinese therapeutic massage)
  • Moxa (aged Mugwort herb)
  • Auricular Acupuncture with needles or with ear seeds)
  • Chinese Medicinals (Herbs)

Model of Points

The World Health Organization Interregional Seminar drew up the following provisional list of diseases that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment. The list is based on clinical experience, and not necessarily on controlled clinical research; furthermore, the inclusion of specific diseases are not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture's efficacy in treating them.

Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders

  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headache and migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial palsy (i.e., within three to six months)
  • Pareses following a stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Sequelae of poliomyelitis (i.e., within the first six months)
  • Meniere's disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • "Frozen shoulder"
  • "Tennis elbow"

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasms of esophagus and cardia
  • Hiccup
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Acute tonsillitis

Respiratory System

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

Disorders of the Eye

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central retinitis
  • Myopia (in children)
  • Cataract (without complications)

Disorders of the Mouth

  • Toothache, post-extraction pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Acupuncture Treatments

For more information on Oriental Medicine or to schedule an Acupuncture treatment please visit the Dancing Bear Healing Center site at www.DancingBearAcupuncture.com.


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