Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses needles placed along invisible meridians that run throughout the body. Today, acupuncturists also use lasers, magnets and electric pulses in addition to needles. Each meridian point has a specific meaning and can unblock and repair meridians and channels with vital energy or chi. Through the stimulation of the meridians, an acupuncturist is able to restore balance and ergo health to the patient.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
- Persistent lower back pain
- Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Postoperative pain
- Depression and anxiety
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
Lucy Diskant, Practitioner of Oriental Medicine
Lucy Diskant began to pursue her passion for medicine
more than 30 years ago and studied many modalities. In
the country of her origin, it was required to become an
M.D. before branching out to any alternative medical
modality, including nutritional therapy. Because of this
fact Lucy "talks the talk" of your doctor and welcomes a
cooperative approach with any of your health
Her major focus today is acupuncture, herbology, clinical nutrition and health coaching. The scope of practice for a Practitioner of Oriental Medicine (L.0m) in the state of PA includes all of the above mentioned modalities--plus cupping, Gua-sha and massage.
Lucy is an alumnus of Samra University of Oriental Medicine in California. It is worth mentioning that California practitioners of Oriental Medicine are primary care providers by the law of the state; and as an outcome of this are allowed to refer to other specialists, read test results and order many tests. Please bring your latest blood test results to your Nutritional consultation.
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