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Expanded VA Healthcare Access Available at Four Gates Oriental Medicine

At Four Gates Oriental Medicine, we are committed to serving our community including our veterans who have served our country proudly. As a small thanks, we would like to announce that eligible veterans can now have access to our healthcare services, including acupuncture, massage therapy and much more. This will help those in need especially when the local VA medical center lacks the needed specialists, has extended wait times or is located too far from the veteran’s home. The expanded VA healthcare access is beneficial to the ongoing support of all veterans as well as our practice and our patients. This gives our a chance to serve a greatly respected population of individuals who have bravely served our country and who deserve an opportunity to access quality healthcare providers when a VA provider is not available. If you would like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope you have a Happy Veterans Day!...

Pregnancy and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, painless and straightforward procedure that has been used to treat various conditions including back pain, depression, headaches and more. The procedure involves the placement of thin sterilized needles to stimulate various acupuncture points throughout the body. But did you know that acupuncture can treat a number of adverse symptoms associated with pregnancy. Here are a some of the benefits of acupuncture treatment during pregnancy: It’s Painless: Not too many people know that although needles are used, acupunture is completely painless. In fact, many people close their eyes to rest and relax while having the procedure performed. The small, thin needles are barely felt as they enter the skin. This is a great alternative to other forms of treatment for pregnancy-related symptoms, which are typically accompanied with unwanted side effects. Helps Reduce Pelvic Pain: Pelvic pain is a common symptom reported by pregnant women. As the womb grows to accommodate the mother’s unborn baby, ligaments are stretched beyond their normal range of motion. This stretching, combined with the increased weight and hormone changes, can result in mild-to-severe pelvic pain. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat pelvic pain without relying on pharmaceutical drugs that may otherwise harm the unborn baby. Reduces Duration of Labor: Pregnant women will often begin acupuncture sessions in the weeks leading up to their due date to help prepare their bodies for the birthing experience. Research has been conducted and several studies have found acupuncture to improve cervical maturation, and reduce labor times by as much as 20%. Improves Blood Circulation: Of course, acupuncture is also known to improve blood...

What Are Some of the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Have you been considering going to see an acupuncturist? More and more people everyday are talking about the benefits of acupuncture as well as other Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is not only an affordable alternative medicine treatment, but it can be used to treat various health conditions such as back pain, migraines and even digestive problems. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions that can be defined as the insertion of dry needles into the skin at specific locations called acupuncture points. Here are a few of the benefits of acupuncture treatment: Unlike drugs and surgical procedures, acupuncture does not have any disturbing side effects Since no two people are alike, acupuncture treatment is tailored to your individual needs Acupuncture often effectively treats syndromes and/or symptoms that do not have a clear explanation or treatment protocol within conventional medicine Acupuncture is powerful preventative medicine, especially when combined with solid nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep and rest Acupuncture is relatively inexpensive when compared to other modernized forms of health care Acupuncture has been proven to be a great stress reliever Acupuncture has been known to treat the following conditions and illnesses: Addictions Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Chronic fatigue Depression Digestive trouble Emotional Problems Fibromyalgia Headache Indigestion Low back pain Menopause Menstrual Irregularities Migraine Osteoarthritis PAIN PMS Sciatica Shoulder Pain Sinusitis Sleep Disturbances Smoking Cessation Stress Urinary Tract Infections There are many more benefits to acupuncture, but this does not mean you should completely reject and avoid pharmaceutical drugs, surgery and/or other conventional medical treatments. But when...

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