Acupuncture by Donation
Due to growing popularity, and the need to extend the hours . . .
@ St. Andrew’s has moved to
Sedona Health and Healing
1785 W. 89A, Suite 1B (garden level), Sedona
Heartfelt appreciation to St. Andrew’s for supporting this service since it began in late 2016. The purpose, to share knowledge of the benefits of acupuncture and support those facing ahy kind of mental, physical or spiritual challenge, has been well received by the community. To expand appointment availability, we are moving the service to Sedona Health and Healing, where we have two private treatment rooms and a welcoming and peaceful community room for groups. All with sincere intent are welcome, and may schedule an informational consult without committing to receiving treatment. Endless thanks to St. Andrew’s for their generosity and kindness!
Group Acupuncture for those with Parkinson’s Disease is offered from 12-1 PM. Others with coordination, balance, cognition or movement issues may attend as well. Supportive Group Acupuncture for those with Cancer is offered from 9-10 AM. Individual consults and treatment may also be scheduled on a donation basis.
Acupuncture by Donation Tuesdays:
Cancer Group: 9-10 AM
Individual Appointments: all day Parkinson’s Group: 12-1 PM
Call to register (required): 928.300.2405
Traditional Oriental Medicine Theory, Clinical Practice and Scientific Research indicate that Acupuncture may be helpful in mitigating Parkinson’s symptoms:
Traditional Chinese Medical approach to Parkinson’s Disease
In terms of In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Parkinson’s disease is often considered to arise from a relative imbalance of the Liver and Kidneys. Tremors arise when the Fluid, Yin or Blood aspect of the Liver (and Kidney) is depleted. When depleted of vital fluids, the Liver fails to nourish and moisten the tendons and ligaments; internal Wind then arises in the empty space within the vessels, shaking the empty sinews, causing tremors, stiffness and lack of fluid movement. Tremors, tics, dizziness, vertigo, unsteady gait, loss of balance, ringing in the ears, scattered thought, confusion and numbness all may then manifest. In many instances of Parkinson’s Disease, the Kidney Yin and Essence are also often depleted. The marrow of the bones, spinal cord and brain do not receive vital nutrients, resulting in loss of coordination, lack of groundedness, poor memory, weakened cognition and diminished vision and hearing.
Oriental Medicine facilitates healing for those with Parkinson’s by restoring and replenishing the Liver and Kidney systems. Depending on level and frequency of care, many of the most pressing symptoms can be lessened; strength, balance and steadiness can be regained and overall well-being can be improved. By dissolving underlying resistance, resolving fears and re-establishing a sense of trust, inner peacefulness may predominate, whether or not external symptoms dissipate.
There are many western scientific research articles assessing experiential benefits of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder characterized by neural defects in the substantia nigra.Researchers, Yeo et al. discovered that in twelve patients with Parkinson’s, acupuncture at specific points that influence the tendons, facilitate fluid movement and remove obstructions impeding the flow of qi blood increased neural response within the brain areas affected in Parkinson’s patients such as, the substantia nigra, caudate, thalamus, and putamen. These findings confirmed previous studies that demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of specific acupuncture on the tendino-musculature; therefore, reducing symptoms such as tremors and gait issues in those with Parkinson’s.
(Yeo S, Lim S, Choe IH, Choi YG, Chung KC, Jahng GH, Kim SH. Acupuncturestimulation on GB34 activates neural responses associated with Parkinson’s disease. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2012 Sep;18(9):781-90. Department of Meridian & Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.)