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Acupuncture Introduction Mmac

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Introduction to how and why acupuncture works.

Introduction to how and why acupuncture works.

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  • 1. Introduction to Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Kyle Smith Diplomate of Oriental Medicine Diplomate of Acupuncture
  • 2. Introduction History of Oriental Medicine Foundations of Oriental Medicine Modalities of Chinese Medicine 1 2 3 4
  • 3. Introduction
    • Me!
    • Graduated from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
      • Sept. 2008
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition
    • Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine
  • 4. Master of Science Oriental Medicine- 4 Years Layman Acupuncturist – 2 Years Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine DAOM MSOM LAc Current Landscape of Acupuncturist in US
  • 5. Introduction to Oriental Medicine
    • History
      • Written Records
        • Thousands of years old
        • Medical Classics books written from 500 A.D. -1200 A.D.
      • Foundation of Oriental Medical schools in China – 1950’s
      • Integrated into Hospital in 1960’s after efficacy studies
      • Dissemination
        • Europe – 17 th Century
        • United States – 1972 (Nixon)
  • 6. Foundations to Oriental Medicine
    • Our bodies are our own best healers!
      • When in balance
    • Causes of imbalance
      • Stress, Trauma, Poor Diet, Hereditary Conditions, Environmental Factors, Excess Emotional Issues
    • Each Person is Unique
    • Empirical vs. Scientific Evidence
    • Oriental Medicine vs. Palliative Care
  • 7. Insertion of Needle to Balance Body Herbs to balance body Burning of herb – Mug wart Chinese based Massage Modalities of Oriental Medicine Chinese Nutritional Therapy Tai Chi Qi Gong, Breath work Acupuncture Herbal Therapy Moxibustion Tui Na Nutritional Consultation Exercise Meditation
  • 8. Acupuncture
    • Most visible modality of TCM
    • Insertion of thin, sterile needles on the body’s surface in order to influence the physiological function of the body
    • Over 2,000 Acupuncture points
    • Can be combined with Electro-Stim
    • Goal
      • Restore Health from the Exterior to Interior
  • 9. Acupuncture
    • Eastern View
      • Adjust the flow of energy through a meridian (pathway) through the body
      • 12 Main pathways that are associated with an organ
      • Acupuncture points are specific locations on the body where the meridians come to the surface of the skin
      • Each organ has a variety of patterns and imbalances
      • Each point has specific function in relation to the meridian(s).
  • 10. Acupuncture
    • Western View
      • Creates a micro- injury that causes the body to react
      • Body releases Endorphins and Enkephalins
      • Relieve pain and take away swelling
      • Focus the bodies healing capabilities to a specific area
      • World Health Organization (W.H.O.)
        • Gastrointestinal, Orthopedic, Eye, Bronchopulmonary, Respiratory, and Neurological Disorders
  • 11. Herbal Therapy
    • Can treat internal and external complaints
    • Topical applications for external injury, skin complaints, focused healing
    • Ingested herbal therapies more common
    • Work internal to external
    • Herbal Sources
      • Majority are plant based
        • Roots, leaves, stems, berries, seeds
    • Different forms
      • Tincture, pills, decoction
  • 12. Taste – Sweet, Salty Bitter, Acrid, Bland Herbs to balance body Nutritional Consultation Color Seasonal Processed Foods vs. Organic Foods Caloric Content Nutritional Content Eastern Based Western Based
  • 13. Whole Food Vs. Synthetic/Fractionalized Supplements
    • 95% of all supplements made by Pharmaceutical companies
    • Synthetic Supplements
      • Modified in laboratory – Patented
    • Fractionalized Supplements
      • “ Active” ingredient removed from Complex
      • Missing Enzymes, Co-Enzymes, antioxidants
    • Whole Food Supplements
      • Ingredients – Food sources, Organ Meats
      • Recognizable compounds that body absorbs
  • 14. Common Ailments Treated…
    • Allergies/Asthma
    • Immune System Deficiency
    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Infertility
    • Arthritis/Joint Problems
    • Knee Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Menopausal Discomfort
    • Cold/Flu
    • Premenstrual Syndrome
    • Cough/Bronchitis
    • Paralysis/ Numbness
    • Dizziness
    • Rhinitis
    • Drug Addiction/Smoking
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Gastrointestinal Disorder
    • Sinusitis
    • Neck Pain/ Stiffness
    • Skin Problems
    • Headache/ Migraine
    • Stress/Tension
    • Tendonitis
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Vision Problems
  • 15. Setting Up an Appointment
    • Sign up Today for Free Initial Consultation and First Treatment
    • Availability
      • Brookfield Office
        • 675 N. Brookfield Road Suite #201
        • Monday - 4:15pm – 8pm
        • Tuesday – 9-11am , 2:30-6pm
        • Wednesday– 1:30pm – 4:30pm
        • Thursday – 2:30pm- 6pm
        • Friday – 9-11am , 2:30-8pm
    • Q & A Time
  • 16. Thank You!

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