Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine have been used to successfully treat many common acute and chronic health disorders as well as maintaining optimal health and wellbeing.  The most common disorders treated include pain/muscular complaints, gynecological issues including fertility, irregular menses and menopausal symptoms, gastrointestinal disorders, neurological disorders, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are complete systems of healing that have been practiced for over 5000 years. The focus of this type of medicine is to treat the root cause of illness. It views every aspect of a persons’ body, mind, spirit, and emotions as part of the whole being.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical therapy using very fine, thin stainless steel needles to stimulate/treat specific points and organ systems. The treatment is based on stimulating points on certain meridians or channels empirically discovered in ancient times to promote health and treat organic or functional disorders.

Acupuncture regulates, unblocks, and redirects the flow of energy by stimulating certain points promoting the movement of energy through specific channels and/ or meridians. Keeping the meridians clear is imperative for the body’s self-regulating action to occur. Through the movement of energy and blood from one area to another and nourishing yin and yang, the body is able to create a balance allowing for better function and healing.

Chinese herbal medicine is based on the same concepts of acupuncture yin, yang, qi, and blood.  Acupuncture moves these substances throughout the body creating balance within the channels/meridians.  Herbal medicine though it can move substances throughout the body it also can build these substances when we are deficient.  Herbal medicine can treat deep-rooted illness and deficiency. The combination of the herbs can work to nourish, build, and move all these vital substances in our body creating synergy throughout our organs and channels.

Dr. Squires has been trained in traditional Chinese medicine and has a special interest in applied channel theory and constitutional acupuncture. When there is an imbalance between the channels or five elements, (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) this can cause a blockage in the flow of your qi (or vital energy) traveling through your body along meridians. She will use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to help unblock and nourish your qi and bring your body back into harmony and wellness.

All needles used in this clinic are disposable. This means that only pre-packaged, sterile needles are used on a patient, one time only. Once used, they are discarded appropriately as indicated by law.

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After sustaining multiple injuries to my spine and seeing countless chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists, I nearly gave up hope that I would ever recover and live without pain. This all changed after seeing Dr. Squires– with a combo of craniosacral therapy, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine, I’m finally living without constant pain.

— Mallory M.