Dr. Lindsay Chimileski ND, LAc.

Naturopathic Medicine & Acupuncture 

For over 10,000 years, Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine has beenused medically with documented health benefits. In America, Traditional Chinese Medicine is most well known for Acupuncture but that is just part of the comprehensive medical system. In the simplest of terms, this system is based on balancing yin and yang energies and harmonizing the flow of Qi(pronounced “chee”) through the meridians to nourish and activate the tissues, mind and organs. 

Qi is the energy, active principle or vital force behind the life.  Yin is passive, night, feminine, cold, and calm.  Yang is active, day, masculine, hot, and high energy. Illness and unwanted symptoms like pain, headaches, GI upset, cough, congestion, anxiety, insomnia, hormone imbalances, depression and fatigue can all be addresses by regulating the flow of qi and blood in the body. This can be done through acupuncture, massage, patent herbal formulas, nutrition, exercise and meditation. 
 

What can Acupuncture and TCM therapies treat?

 

It may sound too good to be true, but Acupuncture and TCM therapies have the potential to benefit almost every patient!

For chronic conditions, it is capable of lowering the intensity and occurrence symptoms such as allergies, skin conditions, fatigue, anxiety, depression, irritable bowel, reflux, insomnia and obesity. Additionally it works to tonify and balance your system overall. In this way, it aims to treat the underlying cause or disharmony behind the disease, leading to resolution of the symptoms all together.


Acupuncture and TCM can also be extremely helpful for symptom prevention and management during different stages in life, such as hormonal transitions (puberty, PMS, cramps, fertility issues, morning sickness, menopause) and to encourage healthy, active aging. It can even been used to fight and reduce the appearance of wrinkles! In treating more acute conditions, it can also be used to shorten the duration of the illness and resolve conditions such as rashes, colds, bowel changes and coughs. Auricular acupuncture and the NADA protocols have successfully been used for decades to treat all addictions, including those to alcohol, drugs, cigarette smoking and over eating.


Furthermore, Acupuncture and TCM have a 10,000-year-old history of acutely treating chronic pain. The pain can be from an recent injury, such as sprains, strains or trauma, as well as chronic conditions such as, arthritis, overuse injuries, joint pain, spastic muscles, autoimmune disorders, misaligned or degenerating lumbar disks, headaches and nerve pain (toothache, bells palsy, neuropathies).


Acupuncture and TCM therapies are vital supportive and complimentary treatments to your other medical care- including western medicine, prescriptions, naturopathic, herbal or botanical medicine, homeopathy and all variety of hands on therapies. It also has a strong history of use for palliative care of patients with severe chronic diseases and those taking many medications. Specifically, it can ease the side effects of the medications, chemo and radiation in cancer patients and survivors.