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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Herbalist

Advanced Health -  - Integrative Functional Medical Clinic

Advanced Health

Integrative Functional Medical Clinic located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Numerous scientific research have consistently proven Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and herbal medicine are one of the most viable, safest and effective ways for optimizing the healing process. Centuries-old Eastern Medicine has clearly demonstrated that when the body is viewed as a collection of energy fields, health can only be sustained when energy can flow easily throughout the body. The inability to produce sustainable energy and impediments in energy flow cause the body to be ridden with a disease. At Advanced Health, our team of Chinese Medicine doctors, acupuncturists and herbalists treat the entire body as a whole unit and focus on each organ's mobility to function optimally. Book an Appointment today to better understand the root cause of your symptoms, rebalance energy flow and optimize organ functionality.

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The Benefits of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbal Medicine


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For Acute and Chronic Pain Relief (i.e., injuries, gout, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines) 

The precise placement of acupuncture needles near specific nerves linked directly to the root cause of organs not functioning properly will cause a breakup of energy stagnation and allow for immediate pain relief. Endorphins are released which causes the mind and sympathetic nervous system to relax. This can help break down the recurring pain cycle and stimulate the overall healing process. 

Improve Sleep Quality, Boost Energy and Immune System

Acupuncture improves the body's natural ability to produce more melatonin which is critical for regulating our circadian rhythm. Melatonin, an essential hormone released from the pineal gland in our gland, is also critical for digestion of food, absorption of essential nutrients, boosting our energy level and immune system. Largely thanks to our current lifestyle of nutrient-poor protein-obsessed acidic diets, poor sleep hygiene, excess environmental toxin exposure and electronic usage, most people in today's world have significant melatonin deficiencies. Many of these factors have led to most organs incapable of doing their most intensive work during our body's ideal sleeping hours (between 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.) which has led to a disruption in fat versus sugar metabolism and poor cellular energy production relative to demand.  

Acupuncture is extremely effective at restoring our body's natural ability to produce melatonin and most essential organs to be able to function properly. This, in turn, allows for immediate improvement in sleep quality, lessening of daytime fatigue and brain fog, and more sustainable energy. Because acupuncture can help the immune system become stronger and  improve digestive health, a person is more capable of fighting off infections and speeding up their recovery time. 

Acupuncture is essential for rebalancing the body's energetic field and allowing a new optimal set-point to be reached.  By stimulating the appropriate neural pathways, it leads to increased physical stamina and clear and productive thinking. Because we immediately begin to experience a more constant state of ease, acupuncture can be instrumental in preventing and decreasing the progression of many chronic diseases (i.e., cancer, autoimmune disorders). 

Blood Pressure and Diabetes Control

When applying acupuncture to help healthy heart function and blood flow, this ancient medical practice can nearly outperform most pharmaceutical drugs without causing any unwanted side effects. With regular acupuncture and/or acupressure optimal functioning of the cardiovascular system can be easily achieved. This directly helps lower blood pressure and blood sugar, improve the greater heart muscle's effectiveness, and an overall sense of cardiac fitness.

Allergy Reduction

Because regular acupuncture sessions have been clearly shown by scientific research to boost our natural immunity and self-healing abilities, it can be extremely effective at addressing a variety of allergy symptoms.  Environmental and food allergens are less likely to wreak havoc allowing for the frequency of allergy attacks to be greatly diminished. Try out acupuncture to help safely decrease many of your allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose, puffy eyes, coughing, itching ears, or scratchy throat. 

Digestive Support

By supporting the healthy functioning of the digestive system and the optimal functioning of the microbiome, acupuncture can certainly help lessen many of the moderate to severe manifestations of long-term gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or heartburn. 

Irregular menses, Menopause, and Infertility

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is essential for rebalancing hormone levels and regulating a women's menstrual cycle through optimization of the liver, kidney, heart, and spleen function along with the Chong and Ren meridians.

Learn more about our well-experienced Chinese medicine team of doctors and acupuncturists: 
Women's Health Acupuncturist Liuhong Xu L.Ac. 
Sports Medicine Acupuncturist Andrew Castellanos L.Ac.