Dr. Alicia Duek > Acupuncture and Homeopathy

acupunctureTraditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is a medical system that has evolved over the last 5000 years. Acupuncture is one of the approaches used in TCM. It helps to circulate qi (energy), blood and nourish organs and tissues. It views the body as a web of channels (meridians) through which the qi and blood flow. Qi can get stuck in the body from physical or emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, poor diet, among others, causing sickness to develop.

Acupuncture uses fine, disposable needles that are gently and safely inserted. Patients often report a sensation of peacefulness and well being.



The World Health Organization Recognizes Acupunctures Effectiveness For:
Anxiety Pain
Arthritis Sleep disturbance
Asthma Sinusitis
Bronchitis Stress
Carpal Tunnel Sciatica
Chronic Fatigue PMS
Colitis Nausea
Common cold Fertility
Digestive problems Fatigue
Back pain Low back pain
Gynecological problems Infertility
Menstrual irregularities
Morning Sickness

Chinese Herbs are prescribed to treat pain, injuries and internal medical conditions. The formulas are designed and can be modified according to the specific individual needs. Moxibustion is a method which uses a Chinese herb known as mugwort. It is very frequently used in combination with acupuncture to increase effectiveness of the treatment because of its warming and healing properties .