Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a keystone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a 5,000 year old complete medical system that also gave the world its first surgery under anesthesia (2nd century), diagnosis and treatment of diabetes (2nd century) and wormwood- the Nobel prize winning re-discovery in malaria treatment. Acupuncture, or zhenjiu, as it is called in Chinese, is an ancient form of needle therapy which is gaining more and more popularity in the West for its effective treatment of acute and chronic pain, among other things.

During treatment, very thin, hairlike needles are inserted at specific points on the body. In Chinese these points are called “neural nodes” (jie) and their stimulation affects both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Acupuncture needles trigger the release of the body’s internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties. Further changes to blood flow and immune and anti-inflammatory modulators extend benefits to chronic internal disorders as well.

Dr Josh has been a clinician and teacher for almost 20 years. A master diagnostitian, he unravels complex disorders and presents a clear and realistic methodology for full and permanent resolution of your medical concerns. This is not a "band-aid" approach. Utilizing a whole arsenal of of evidence-based treatment modalities, he specialized in successfully guiding patients to freedom from chronic and multi-faceted disease processes.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of: