Medical Acupuncture 2018-06-29T15:35:34+00:00

Project Description

Meridian Integrative Medicine utilizes ACUGRAPH, an acupuncture electronic program which interprets electrical pathways (Ohms meter) that can determine deficiencies/excesses in the body.  Acugraph gives a detailed readout that show imbalances and patients are given recommendations such as dietary changes and ways that Chinese techniques can help promote restoration of the normal functioning QI (pronounced “chi”).  

This technology combined with Dr. Hecker’s expertise allows for a whole treatment approach to syomtoms that patients may be experiencing.  It also allows for a personalized treatment plan that includes Eastern techniques not typically considered in Western medicine.

What is Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is a health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin. The needles that are used in acupuncture treatments are relatively pain-free. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Unfortunately, many people resort to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine only when other treatments do not work.

Acupuncture is also often used as a preventative medicine. Many patients seek acupuncture treatments about 2-4 times a year for a “tune up” or “balancing” treatment. This can prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality.

What We Offer:

  • Acugraph/computerized acupuncture Meridian Analysis
  • Ion channel exchange for balancing the system
  • Traditional acupuncture with/without electricity
  • Cupping
  • Laser Acupuncture/needless system
  • Press needles for weight loss, smoking cessation, tonification

What problems are commonly treated with Acupuncture?

The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions. The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. However, acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms and is highly effective when combined with Acugraph technology.

Meridian Integrated Medicine offers acupuncture via needling (with or without electrostimulation), cupping, laser acupuncture and moxibution. Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.

Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can help with:

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Anxiety

  • Bell’s palsy

  • Cancer pain

  • Colitis/Crohn’s

  • Depression

  • Diabetes mellitus,
    non-insulin-dependent

  • Dysmenorrhoea

  • Earache

  • Epistaxis

  • Facial pain

  • Facial spasm

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Gastritis

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Headache

  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status

  • Herpes zoster

  • Hot flashes

  • Hypertension

  • Induction of labor

  • Insomnia

  • Knee pain

  • Leukopenia

  • Low back pain

  • Male sexual dysfunction

  • Morning Sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Obesity

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain in dentistry

  • Peptic ulcer

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Postoperative pain

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Prostatitis

  • Raynaud syndrome

  • Renal colic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Sore Throat

  • Spine pain, acute

  • Sprain

  • Stiff neck

  • Stroke

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Tennis elbow

  • Tobacco dependence

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

  • Whooping cough (pertussis)