Gloria Jackman, M.S., L.Ac. graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan where she received her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine. She is a
New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. (NCCOM)
Prior to receiving her Master’s Degree she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in
Pre-Med at the University of Rhode Island. She continued studies for her Master’s
Degree in Pathology at CornellUniversity while doing laboratory research in bacterial and viral diseases. Gloria also served as an Acupuncturist at St. Johns Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic for drug and alcohol addiction. What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at precise Acupuncture points. What is the Scope of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system which can influence three areas of health care: treatment of various medical conditions, prevention of illness, and promotion of healing and well being. While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, it also has a broader application. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as support or adjunct to other medical treatment forms. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including: neurological and muscular disorders
: back pain, neck pain, neuritis, frozen shoulder,tennis elbow, headache, migraine, various forms of tendonitis, sciatica, osteoarthritis, sprains, sports injuries, facial palsy, peripheral neuropathy digestive disorders:
constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, hyperacidity, spastic colon, colitis, duodenal ulcer women’s concerns:
irregular periods, PMS, uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, menopausal syndrome, fibroid disease, dysmenorrhea, infertility urinary system disorders:
UTi, urinary incontinence, enuresis skin disorders:
eczema, dermatitis, shingles psycho emotional disorders:
depression, stress, generalized anxiety disorders other disorders:
fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, hypertension, cancer support How Does Acupuncture Work?
The classical explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. Obstruction in the movement of these meridians results in disharmony causing disease and pain. The modern scientific explanation is that needling the Acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. What Can I Expect During My First Acupuncture Visit?
Expect the first visit to be approximately one and a half hours. It involves obtaining your medical history, lifestyle, and chief complaint. During the examination your tongue will be observed, and your pulse taken. Questions about sleep habits, digestion and various other questions will be asked to aid in ascertaining what particular treatment is suitable for you. The individualization of the treatment is one of the strong points of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is why people experience broad changes within themselves after receiving Acupuncture for a specific complaint. How Does Acupuncture Feel?
The needles that are used are sterilized and disposable and are extremely thin (only about two times the thickness of a human hair). Different people experience different sensations from Acupuncture. Some describe a sensation of energy traveling though the body, some people experience a tingling pins-and-needles sensation, and others may feel nothing at all. Most people find the sessions relaxing, and many fall asleep during or immediately after the treatment. What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Chinese Herbal Medicine is composed of a specific formula of Medicinal Herbs that can be taken in pill, granule, or in decocted form (taken as a tea). It is a complex of interrelated herbs, each of which affect the actions of the others in the formula. The formula chosen for the individual is based on the same strategy as the Acupuncture treatment. The herbal formulas are prepared mostly from plant leaves, stalks, roots, flowers, seeds or vegetables. Chinese Medicine has been the most popular form of medicine, used by the majority of the world’s population, since recorded history. It is still the most widely utilized medical system in the world today. Contact Information:Address:
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