Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at APP

Oriental Medicine (OM) is a complete medical system. Developed in China over 2000 years ago, it is still practiced there today in tandem and integratively with Western modern medicine. 

Although acupuncture is the most well known and accepted component of OM in the U.S., various therapies may be used to achieve balance in the body. Depending on his or her training, an acupuncturist may also prescribe herbs, recommend dietary changes, do massage (tuina) or cupping. Exercise such as tai chi and meditation (qi gong) may also be highly beneficial and encouraged. Your practitioner will work with you to determine an appropriate plan for improving your health. 


What the research is saying about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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  • Research finds acupuncture combined with herbal medicine effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Acupuncture immediately and significantly relieves lower back pain.
  • New research published in Clinical Rheumatology concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FMS).
  • Combining acupuncture with a special Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula relieves perimenopausal insomnia.
  • Acupuncture combined with antidepressants is safe and effective for the treatment of depression.
  • Acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings in alcoholics.
  • Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture demonstrate efficacy in promoting weight loss and body mass index (BMI) improvements.