Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture uses needles to stimulate acupoints and release energy blocks known to cause disease or pain. By correcting these imbalances, acupuncture restores an even flow of qi, which stimulates the body's natural ability to heal itself. While the Chinese have been using acupuncture for over 2,000 years, the needles used in modern-day treatments are pre-sterilized, disposable, and very fine. Although a mild sensation is sometimes felt when the needles are inserted, it is usually painless.
Acupuncture is helpful in the treatment of joint and muscle pain, chronic fatigue and insomnia, and infertility and gynecological disturbances. It helps relieve the cravings associated with alcohol, drug, and nicotine addiction. Acupuncture is highly beneficial when used in conjunction with cancer and hypertension treatments. It is commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, migraines, immune system deficiency, respiratory and digestive problems, and other acute and chronic conditions. Acupuncture is effective as an independent treatment or when used in conjunction with other therapies. Our practitioner will be happy to coordinate treatments with your physician upon request.
Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive health system used to restore the balance and flow of qi, which facilitates the healing process. Some of the techniques used in Chinese Medicine include acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, diet and nutritional counseling, Tui na (Chinese bodywork), tai chi (moving meditation), qi gong (breathing exercise), and meditation. In addition, Chinese herbs are often prescribed. These herbs are available in raw, extract, granular, and/or pill form, and are uniquely formulated and prescribed to meet a patient's needs.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional medicine’s ability to treat over 43 common disorders including:
About the Practitioners
Annie Haas is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - San Diego where she earned a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She also holds a National Certification in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Haas earned her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University, where she majored in Anthropology.
Annie has experience in a variety of clinical settings, including community clinics and homeless shelters. Additionally, she has treated patients with a wide range of ailments, including migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, anxiety, stress, RA, menstrual disorders, vertigo, digestive disorders, IBS, herpes zoster (shingles), infertility, high blood pressure, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, neck pain, addictions, iatrogenic effects of chemotherapy, and pediatric patients.
Annie also has experience with Tui Na and Qi Gong, and is interested in promoting health and well being through diet, lifestyle and the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.