"When your body's energy is flowing freely, there is no place for disease to settle"

Acupuncture can treat almost anything, and has had great success curing many conditions; that list is very long and you can find it on practically any other acupuncture website. The list of what acupuncture can not cure is much shorter, so I will provide you with that list instead.
Even in these conditions, acupuncture is useful in treating the secondary symptoms, and side effects of Western medical treatment. Eastern medicine is never useless, especially if used as preventative medicine.
For example, after a broken leg has been set, acupuncture can help with the muscular trauma and healing process by improving circulation to the area, and as pain management.
In cancer patients, it can help with the side effects of chemotherapy such as: nausea, neuropathy / nerve damage, fatigue, changes in appetite, weight, mood, and libido, constipation, diarrhea, fertility issues, and trouble focusing; to name a few.

Broken bones, lacerations, other blunt force trauma conditions should not be treated first with acupuncture. Once western medicine is used and recovery begins, acupuncture can help with the pain and recovery process.

Bacterial diseases and some viral diseases need to be treated with western medicine. Acupuncture can be used as a complementary medicine to help ease symptoms and heal quicker.

Only an oncologist can cure cancer. Once again, an acupuncturist can help with the recovery from surgery and chemotherapy.

Heart Disease
Diet and exercise is key, and very often medication is required. Again, acupuncture can help with symptoms and quality of life.

In many cases lifestyle changes can reverse diabetes, but acupuncture alone cannot cure diabetes. It can however help with complications related to diabetes. Acupuncture is part of Oriental medicine, which if utilized fully – herbs, diet and acupuncture – Type II Diabetes may be reversed.

It depends on why a person needs surgery. For cancerous tumor removal, repair of soft tissue tears, major organ surgeries etc, acupuncture cannot replace the surgery. However, when surgery is advised for orthopedic problems, acupuncture is well worth a try. There are many orthopedic surgeries that can be avoided with acupuncture. I have treated people with acupuncture that have avoided surgery for: rotator cuff injuries, knee pain, lower back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com


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Kristen Boze offers Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine

Pura Vida Acupuncture and Yoga offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine

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"Music puts wings on the human spirit."                      - Frank Sinatra

I have been in love with music for as long as I can remember.  It brings me great joy, that through and acupuncture and yoga; I am able to utilize my love of music as a way to connect with my patients and students. 

Music is incredible in it's ability to awaken the senses, inspire the soul and quiet the mind.  It's a common opinion that music is distracting in a yoga practice, and while I  appreciate and understand the value of silence; I also find music to be incredibly therapeutic.  The problem I find, is that silence, in a yoga practice, can be incredibly loud.  In the vast space that silence creates, our minds wander wildly, leaving very few moments to be spent in the present.  Music holds your attention, which allows for a cerebral experience of the present moment; one that has the ability to affect real and lasting change.  It is this kind of experience that ultimately leads to healing of physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. The immense capacity of our minds is a blessing and a curse.  They hold so much about the past and the future, distracting us away from the moment that truly matters.

Our senses connect us to the outside world, and when combined with a practice of mindfulness, they provide a bridge between our mind and physical body. Understanding how the stimuli of the world around us affects shifts in the energy within us, is a powerful way to learn about ourselves. That kind of understanding is the only way to truly be able to take control of your health ... your life.

Music, unique in it's ability to create a cathartic release, can bring about a shift in emotional energy unlike any yoga class or acupuncture needle.  The ability to let go, to emote, to be vulnerable, to release the emotions you have been holding onto; is essential to the ability to heal physically. Both acupuncture and a yoga work to unblock stuck energy. Music can encourage the physical purging of the energy that is released. Holding onto emotional pain will  keep you sick, and releasing it assists in your ability to heal. It all comes back to energy.  Where it is stuck, we need to move it, and what doesn't serve you, needs to be released. We are energy, music is energy.  I believe that music is medicine.

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com