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La Jolla Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments, along with nutritional, emotional, and lifestyle considerations. Soft tissue therapies including Massage, Tuina, Cupping, Gua Sha, topical herbal applications, may also be used.

Additionally, ART and postural corrective exercises and functional stretching is often given to empower the patient with self-care at home.

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.People often think of acupuncture treatments for pain only. The World Health Organization has recognized dozens of conditions for which acupuncture is considered effective.

Common conditions treated in the clinic include:

Asthma and Allergies, Colds and Flu, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Menstrual Disorders, Menopause, Migraines, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, Auto-Immune Diseases, Digestive Disorders, Weight Management, High Blood Pressure, and more.

Did you know?   Many PPO insurance plans cover all or part of the cost of acupuncture treatments.


Acupuncture Augments the Immune System, Increases Circulation, Relieves Pain, and Improves Mood.

Acupuncture has been shown to raise blood levels of white blood cells, prostaglandins, gamma globulin and overall anti-body levels which suggests that acupuncture has the effect of increasing the strength of the body’s immune system. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many chronic diseases, chronic infections, preventative medicine during cold and flu season and can be a helpful adjunct therapy in cancer treatment.

Acupuncture has been shown to increase circulation in the body, especially to the areas adjacent to points being needled. Histamine and other vasodilators are released by the body in response to acupuncture. This is useful in healing injuries and minimizing scar tissue.

Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers and acupuncture strongly stimulates their release. Endorphins are thought to be around 10x stronger than morphine, the strongest pharmaceutical pain killer available. This is why acupuncture is so effective in pain management.

Acupuncture is thought to interrupt the neurotransmission of pain by overloading certain ‘nerve gates’ in the central nervous system with stimulation, thus preventing the transmission of the pain signal. In other words, the brain never receives a pain signal.

Acupuncture has been shown to affect certain neurotransmitter levels such as serotonin. Low levels of serotonin are associated with insomnia, addiction, depression, sugar cravings, obesity and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Acupuncture raises serotonin levels and can be an effective treatment for these conditions. This also explains why acupuncture makes you feel so good.



Paul Gamache, L.Ac., La Jolla Acupunture located at 7855 Fay Ave. Suite 290 , La Jolla, CA 92037 . Reviewed by 66 customers rated: 4.8 / 5