by bryan


by bryan


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Acupuncture is an ancient chinese practice that involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into the skin. In Chinese medicine it is believed to restore the flow of energy (known as Chi or Qi) throughout the body and specifically in areas where the natural flow is blocked.

Acupuncture is now recognized by modern medicine as a valid form of treatment or a supplemental treatment for a variety of medical conditions. Here are 5 of the most common conditions that acupuncture can help treat. 

Respiratory Conditions

Acupuncture can help treat sinus infections, bronchitis, tonsillitis, asthma, and even the common cold, just to name a few. 

How does acupuncture help? As acupuncture opens up blocked chi, it stimulates blood flow, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen getting to every cell of the body. It also boosts the immune system to promote faster healing from infections. Another benefit to acupuncture is that it encourages the body to produce anti-inflammatory agents that can relax muscles and calm breathing. 

Gastrointestinal Disorders

If you experience gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and diarrhea, gastric hyperacidity, ulcers, ulcerative colitis, hiccups, hiccough, gastroptosis, or other digestive problems, acupuncture may be a worthwhile option treatment option to consider. 

How does acupuncture help? It helps to regulate endocrine and nervous system hyperactivity that is often the cause of digestive problems. Acupuncture also relieves stress, which is one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal disorders. 

Neurological and Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

Acupuncture can help with migraines, facial palsy, pareses following stroke, Alzheimer’s, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, tennis elbow, sciatica, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, and more.

How does acupuncture help? It can prevent the accumulation of toxic proteins that cause and exacerbate neurological conditions. Acupuncture promotes other neuroprotective effects as well, including preventing neuronal apoptosis and modulating glucose metabolism. It also increases the flow of blood to help relieve pain in the muscles and joints. 

Mental/Emotional Illnesses

Acupuncture can be a helpful part of treating mental and emotional disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar, and more. 

How does acupuncture help? It promotes a feeling of relaxation and well being by releasing endorphins that relieve pain and stress. Acupuncture also improves the flow of blood and lymphatic fluids to bring oxygen to the body and remove toxins. It can be a supplement or a substitution for medication. 

Infertility/Sexual Disorders

Infertility and sexual disorders such as erectile dysfunction and low libido have been shown to improve with acupuncture. 

How does acupuncture help? As previously explained, acupuncture can promote the flow of energy where it may be blocked within the body. It can relieve tension and stress associated with infertility and increase blood flow to the endometrium for a rich, healthy uterine lining. It can also help with sexual disorders by improving blood flow to the reproductive organs. 

Acupuncture at Thumos Health Center 

Thumos Health Center is a provider of Eastern medicine, including acupuncture. Dr. Kriel specializes in women’s health and believes in the positive effects of acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy. Dr. Abel specializes in infertility and IVF treatment as well as allergies, immune deficiencies, nutrition, digestive issues, and more. Acupuncture and herbal medicine is the cornerstone of Thumos Health Center. 

Call (310) 927-2792 today to schedule a consultation or contact us. We look forward to helping you improve your health and reduce your pain with acupuncture and holistic remedies.


Located in Pacific Palisades, with satellite clinics in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and Beverly Hills, Thumos Health Center offers patients exceptional personalized care. If you are ready to take the first steps toward a more integrative approach to your health care, we invite you to phone 310-428-1215 to schedule an appointment at any of our Los Angeles locations. Our highly knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

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