Chinese Medicine treats all ages from newborn and children (acupressure) until the end of life. This health system views body, mind and spirit as parts of an interrelated whole. Qi (pronounced chee) or vital energy moves through channels in the body and the abundant and smooth flow of qi is considered central to overall health.
Pat Didner identifies patterns of imbalance and utilizes acupuncture and/or other modalities, such acupressure, medical bodywork, herbal medicine and lifestyle modification to redirect qi in the body, holistically enhancing the body’s ability to heal and achieve optimal wellness. Acupuncture needles are sterile, disposible and thinner than a human hair. Most people feel minimal or mild sensation and generally report feeling relaxed and energized by a treatment.
Acupuncture is recognized as effective in treating a variety of health conditions by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is being studied by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). The growing field of integrative medicine is also utilizing acupuncture in many medical clinics and hospitals. An estimated 12 million patients visit acupuncture clinics every year in the United States.
Many people find acupuncture and Chinese Medicine improve their overall well-being and reduce stress, which can be a cause of disease. Some common health problems that can be effectively treated by acupuncture include:
Pain, including Neck pain, Shoulder pain,
Low back pain, Sciatica,
Allergies, Sinus problems, Asthma,
Digestive complaints, IBS,
Facial Palsy (early stage),
PMS or Menstrual complaints,
and many others.