Dr. Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D L.Ac.

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What Conditions are Treated with Acupuncture?

Commonly treated conditions: Based on clinical experience, the World Health Organization advises that over 300 types of illness lend themselves to acupuncture treatment. A partial list includes: Gastrointestinal Disorders Food allergies, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia, peptic ulcer, gastritis, colitis, irritable bowel. Urogenital disorders Urinary tract infections, incontinence, prostatitis, sexual dysfunction, infertility. Gynecological Problems PMS, menstrual […]

How Old is Acupuncture?

Ancient but Still Alive The Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor is the Source of all Chinese Medical Theory. Complied by unknown authors between 300 and 100 B.C., it is the oldest of the Chinese medical texts. Acupuncture was introduced to Korea and Japan during the period 420-589 A.D. The first book about acupuncture, translated […]

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Will it hurt? An acupuncture needle is very fine, with a tapered point that parts the skin rather than cutting the tissue. There are usually some sensations of energy movement, but not pain. Most people fall asleep when left with the needles, and wake refreshed and relaxed. The duration of the treatment is 30 min. […]

How Safe is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a very safe system of health care when done by a well trained practitioner. It is a gentle and drug free therapy for acute and chronic physical complaints, mental or emotional stress. It can be helpful for people of all ages. All needles are sterile and disposable, practitioner’s hands are washed thoroughly between […]

How Effective is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is highly recommended as a preventive therapy to correct minor imbalances before they become severe. If an imbalance can be detected before symptoms occur, and balance is restored, the patient need not suffer illness. Integrated with good nutrition, regular exercise, adequate rest and spiritual nourishment, acupuncture offers an excellent path to the maintenance of […]