Acupuncture Acupuncture has been practiced for over 5 thousand years in China and around 50 years in the West. It has become an accepted and preferred treatment by many Americans as well as health care providers. In recent years it is common for health insurance companies to offer coverage for acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free treatment system for integrative healing.
Acupuncture needles are medically sterile and properly packaged. They are designed for exclusively single-use application and are properly disposed of after each treatment. Before your treatment, your practitioner will explain the practice further and discuss any concerns you may have. Insertion of acupuncture needles sometimes bring no sensation. Other times there are sensations such as mild aching, pressure, movement, heat or a slight pinch. Sensations are usually a good sign and only last a few moments. If you feel any discomfort, your practitioner will adjust the needles for you with no problems.
Benefits: Acupuncture can reduce pain from conditions such as headaches, migraines, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, injuries from work, sports or accidents. It can benefit women’s health issues such as menstrual irregularities, fatigue, menopause and fertility support. Pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care issues may also benefit from acupuncture. Acupuncture is also useful to support the effectiveness and reduce side effects of treatment of serious diseases such as cancer.
The traditional theory of how acupuncture reduces pain is based on unblocking obstructed channels to promote the flow of energy, blood and fluids in the body. Modern research identifies new mechanisms of action related to our nervous system, pain receptors and brain chemistry. Acupuncture treatment may yield results in one treatment, two to three times weekly, weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly, depending on the individual case. The Acupuncturist will work with you to create your own treatment plan.
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Kunde (pronounced: kün-dey, spelled: ཀུན་བདེ།) Institute, a center for Tibetan wellness and healing, was founded by Doctor Yangdron Kalzang in 2004. The name “Kunde” was given to the center by her root teacher, Kenpo Troru Tsenam Rinpoche, one of the most highly respected scholars of traditional Tibetan Medicine in Tibet. In Tibetan, “Kunde” means “may all beings be healthy, wealthy and happy.” Dedicated to the mission of benefiting all people with affordable, integrative health services, Kunde offers a variety of traditional Tibetan and Asian medical modalities. Offices are located in Daly City and Berkeley.