What Can Acupuncture Do For Me?
What Is Acupuncture?
Dr. Laurie Binder provides Acupuncture, an ancient system of complementary medicine that involves stimulation of various points on the body (referred to as acu-points) with tiny sterile needles. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can be used to harmonize the body for optimum health, improve fertility, alleviate pain and treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in China thousands of years ago, traditional Chinese medicine is now widely practiced in the West. Doctor Binder blends traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and her extensive background in Western medicine as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Laurie Binder provides the best and highest standard of health care for her patients, combining the ancient wisdom of TCM with modern medical science for total, whole body care.
Los Angeles Acupuncturist
Dr. Laurie Binder LAc RNCNP Doctor of Acupuncture RILB
Los Angeles Acupuncture Treatments and Services
Los Angeles Acupuncture Fertility Treatment
Traditional Chinese Medicine for Fertility
Fertility Treatments To Achieve Pregnancy
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine has been used as far back as the 1st century to improve fertility and bolster reproductive health in women.
Natural Fertility and Childbirth
Acupuncture, acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine should be the first fertility assistance you seek out. Many patients achieve success naturally without needing to pursue western fertility treatment. Preparing for a natural childbirth can facilitate an easier pregnancy and delivery.
Infertility – TCM adjunct to Western fertility treatments including IVF
A German study reported in 2002 showed that women who were already in the process of IVF (in vitro fertilization), had a sixty-five percent increased chance of getting pregnant when combined with acupuncture. TCM Treatments leading up to IVF can also increase response to medication while reducing side effects.
Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
The needles are sterile, for one use and come in a sterilized package. After every use, they are immediately discarded.
Six to ten treatments is the minimum for most conditions.
The needles used in acupuncture are semiflexible and extremely thin. Reaction varies from person to person, but for the most part the needles do not hurt. On average, the needles are only inserted half an inch deep.
Acupuncture for Women's Health
Traditional Chinese Medicine for Womens Health
Acupuncture can relieve menstrual cramps during the menses itself. With regular treatments leading up to her period, the pain can be avoided completely. TCM successfully treats the following women’s health issues: dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation – irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhea, perimenopause, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and more. Read More about women’s health
Natural Treatment for PMS
Nearly 85 percent of women experience symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), including loss of sleep, headache, hot flashes, skin blemishes, back and muscle aches, mood swings and decreased concentration. Many women try numerous therapies, both pharmaceutical and natural. However, studies show acupuncture for PMS works to relieve many symptoms. Consider the details of the research – Read more about PMS treatments
Natural Treatment for Menopause
Menopause. It’s a word that can create anxiety for many women, and confusion for even more. What is menopause? How does it affect a woman’s well-being and what can be done to help alleviate the aggravating symptoms and changes that occur? Dr. Laurie Binder works to both help educate and treat women through all phases of their lives, including during menopause. Read more about menopause
Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Traditional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture in Los Angeles
Natural and Drug Free Pain Solutions
Many people who have back pain say they’ve tried everything — heating pads, medication, stretches — and that nothing has helped.
One thing they have not have considered: Acupuncture for Back Pain.
Migraines, as well as any other disorder or condition, are caused by a disturbance in our life energy, also known as Qi. Migraines are typically caused by the stagnation of energies in the body. Regular treatments can correct this imbalance to prevent recurrences and stop active migraines.
Laurie has worked with patients complaining of intense sciatic pain with excellent results, several having the pain resolved in just 1-2 treatments. Read more about sciatica treatment.
This includes acute and chronic pain in other parts of the body like muscles, tendons, joints and bones. Regular treatments can be used to relieve pain caused by trauma, postural issues, repetitive motions and overuse. Examples include neck pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, wrist, hip knee pain, sports injuries, work related injuries and more. Read more about acupuncture for pain.
Abdominal Pain and Digestion
Gastrointestinal problems, digestive issues and chronic stomach pain are effectively treated naturally with TCM treatments. Learn more about acupuncture for acid reflux and more gastrointestinal issues.
Acupuncture for Stress Relief
At one time or another, most of us experience stress. Feeling stress is a healthy response to events in our lives that are beyond our control. The stress response stems from the physical “fight or flight” syndrome that all animals experience when in dangerous or life-threatening situations. If this stress is chronic and consistent there can be long term physical and mental effects. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used to relieve stress for centuries. A new study published in the Journal of Endocrinology shows that… More about stress relief
Anxiety may occur with long-term or chronic stressful situations. Chronic overthinking, overworry, or racing thoughts can lead to a panic disorder or anxiety attack. Similar to stress reactions, they can cause physical symptoms that over time can create imbalance and ultimately disease. There are treatments that quiet the mind and calm the Shen. These points work immediately, and can have a calming effect for several days. More about acupuncture for anxiety
Insomnia may be caused by stress, traumatic events, or physical changes such as menopause. Traditional Oriental Medicine identifies the underlying cause, and rebalance the body for a good nights sleep. Read More
Traditional Chinese Medicine For Natural Health
Wellness, Balance, Lifestyle Enhancement including Nutritional and Herbal Therapy
Acupuncture Weight Loss
Weight loss can be achieved when acupuncture is combined with our proprietary nutritional program and nutritional counseling. There are many reasons that losing weight can be difficult, and the treatments address many of these issues. The treatment protocol is twice a week for six weeks, and then weekly until the goal is achieved. Losing 1/2 pound to 2 pounds a week can be expected. Read More
Digestion and Gastrointestinal Problems
Over thirty percent of the US population is affected by a type of digestive condition. These conditions can be problems such as acid reflux, food poisoning, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, Crohn’s disease, diarrhea, or ulcerative colitis. Gastrointestinal problems are not usually cured with standard western medications, but effectively treated with oriental medicine. Read More
Nutrition is an essential part of Traditional Chinese medical treatment. In order to correct the imbalances in the body we must evaluate nutrition. Often patients feel they are “eating healthy” because they are taking in fresh vegetables, grains, legumes, and lean protein. There are certain foods that may not be appropriate for those with certain Chinese medical diagnoses. Food is a first step in Chinese medicine. Once the proper diet is followed, substantial health gains will be appreciated. Read More
Chinese Herbal Therapy
Along with having TCM treatments and following an appropriate diet, an additional step in achieving balanced Qi may include taking specific Chinese herbs. As with diet, herbal therapy make the treatments more powerful. Herbal therapy has been used for thousands of years and there are many classic formulas and individual herbs that work well for patients in today’s world. Read More
Acupuncture has been used to help fight addiction of all kinds. This includes quitting smoking. It calms the mind, reduces irritability, and quells cravings by draining toxins from the body. Traditional Oriental Medicine has proven a high degree of success in helping cigarette smokers to quit. Acupuncture can alleviate withdrawal symptoms like moodiness, restlessness, and jitters. A study by the University of Oslo has found that. Read More
Weight Loss and Appetite Control
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been successfully practiced in the Orient for over 2500 years. Though relatively new to the US, acupuncture has been the mainstay of medical care in the Far East and commonly used in Europe. Acupuncture is now widely respected and referrals to acupuncturists are frequently made by many health care practitioners as an effective treatment for many maladies.
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New! Enhance Your Fertility With Dr. Laurie Binder's Acupressure For Fertilty DVD
Use Laurie’s Childbirth DVD to learn Acupressure points and breathing techniques for an easier and more enjoyable childbirth experience.
Shows you how to:
- Use simple Acupressure points that anyone can apply
- Sustain a healthy pregnancy
- Encourage and advance labor
- Soothe Mother’s anxiety
- Comfort the Mother
- Involve your partner
- Know when you should head to the hospital