At Tao Health Clinic we treat a wide variety of injuries, diseases and conditions. Below, you will find a list of some of the more common conditions we treat including which therapy is best and what you can expect from your treatment.
Please keep in mind that this hardly an exhaustive list and that each person and their conditions are different and so the amount of treatments and type of treatment necessary can vary considerably.
Please use the information below to assess whether you need acupuncture or manual therapy. In short if you are in pain it is best to start with manual therapy, for all other conditions generally acupuncture is the best place to start. If you have any doubt or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Allergies – Acupuncture has been used to treat both seasonal and other types of allergies for millennia. A combination of acupuncture and herbs can usually bring allergies under control within a few treatments.
Anxiety and Depression – Chinese medicine offers a holistic non-pharmaceutical solution to anxiety and depression in their many different forms. Treatment involves acupuncture, herbs and shiatsu to reestablish balance in the individual so they can face life feeling strong and at peace with themselves and the world.
Arthritis – Arthritis can be a painful impediment to enjoying life. Through acupuncture, herbs and dietary therapy a person can see relief from the symptoms of arthritis in as few as just a couple of weeks.
Asthma – Increasingly common in our day and age, asthma is a multi-dimensional condition that is well addressed by the holistic approach of traditional Chinese medicine. In more difficult cases a strong commitment on the part of the patient may be necessary but some relief is available to anyone who is willing to try acupuncture.
Back Pain – There are many types of back pain but none are outside the scope of Asian Manual Therapy (qigong anma). In China, manual therapy has been used for millennia to treat even relatively advanced cases of disc herniation, scoliosis and other problems such as lordosis (sway back), kyphosis and, of course, just a plain old sore back.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other forms of pain, tingling and numbness in hands, wrist and arm – These conditions can often be rapidly addressed with a course of manual therapy.
Digestive Disorders – Be it indigestion, acid reflux, IBS, Crohn’s or any other gastrointestinal condition acupuncture offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to the problem. If you don’t want needles, shiatsu also has a lot to offer.
Fatigue – General fatigue and Chronic fatigue are both conditions which are well suited to acupuncture.
Headaches and Migraines – Although often multidimensional headaches and migraines often have a deep seated root best treated with manual therapy. Even if some of the triggers for your headache or migraine are bio-chemical, allergic or environmental the underlying cause is best addressed through a series of manual therapy sessions.
Insomnia – Far to common now a days, with a host of pharmaceutical choices many people would rather address the problem holistically with herbs and acupuncture.
Joint Injuries and Pain (including Rotator Cuff, Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis), Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis, Knee Problems and Hip Pain) – Most joint pain arises from an imbalance of muscular tensions acting on the joint. These problems can be effectively treated with manual therapy.
Plantar Fasciitis – Common among athletes and non-athletes, plantar fasciitis is simply treated with manual therapy. The treatments for PF can be a bit painful but the results are remarkable and long lasting.
Reproductive Disorders – Dixie Hornby, the acupuncturist at Tao Health Clinic, is a fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Oriental Medicine. She has a wealth of knowledge and a tremendous amount of experience treating reproductive and gynecological issues, including infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, menarche related conditions, perimenopause, menopause and more.
Smoking Cessation – Acupuncture is a simple and effective way to aid in the effort to stop smoking. You can learn more about acupuncture for smoking cessation here.
Sports Performance – Arising from the ancient warrior traditions of China, Asian Manual Therapy has a host of techniques and protocols for increased athletic performance. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete manual therapy can help you improve your performance and keep you injury free through regular maintenance.
Stress Tension – Any of the therapies offered at Tao Health Clinic would be of great benefit to anyone who needs to lower there stress levels. Shiatsu leaves the recipient feeling enlivened and relaxed. Acupuncture can reach the deepest levels of our system to help alleviate that stress which has begun to affect our health and wellbeing. Manual therapy can work out even the toughest knots and areas of tension leaving you feeling like new.
Weight Loss – Acupuncture is often the missing element for those who have had difficulty loosing weight or just can’t seem to get rid of that last little bit.