The FDA now considers acupuncture acceptable medical practice. In addition, the well-known Mayo Clinic, located in Arizona, practices acupuncture at their facility. Acupuncture at this time is now accepted as part of mainstream medicine in America.
Acupuncture therapy requires multiple treatments in order to be effective. As such most treatment protocols will require a full course of 10 treatments. Some more complicated conditions or situations may require a 2nd or even 3rd course of treatment to receive full effect and benefits. Dr. Lindsey may need to treat a patient once, twice or three times a week depending on their individual situation.
Acupuncture has become so famous worldwide because it is a versatile and amazing medical procedure. Often the results are nothing short of astounding. When done correctly it simply has no harmful side effects. (The FDA has evaluated this statement and proven it to be correct). ACUPUNCTURE TREAMENTS ARE QUCIK EASY AND EFFECTIVE with results that are almost too good to be true. In addition to treating the patients diseases symptoms acupuncture also improves circulation, increases oxygen to the heart and brain, balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, strengthens the metabolism and leaves the patient feeling great. It also tends to improve mental concentration, focus and memory. Some people do it occasionally just for it’s health benefits alone.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine, of which acupuncture is one small part, is an entire medical system in its own right. It has it’s own medical theory, it has developed it’s own medical treatments, procedures and protocols. Traditional Chinese Medicine also referred to as TCM, is a very old medical system with a history well over 3,000 years. Constantly evolving this system of medicine today is still being activity improved upon and enhanced in hospitals, universities and clinics throughout Asia. Although it’s medical theory is very ancient over the last 150 years Dr.’s and researchers of this field of medicine have employed evidence-based research to enhance and develop the modern version of this ancient system.
Modern TCM still primarily uses herbs to make its medicines. TCM herbal medicines are complex formulas made up of four to over fourteen different herbs in each medicinal formula. These herbs are cooked together to create a single medicine that the patient then takes once or twice a day. Now days extract powders versions of these formulas are available, making it more convenient and a little less bitter to the taste. The FDA keeps a close watch on which herbs they allow the Chinese Medical Industry to use in the United States, therefore each and every ingredient in any one of your Chinese herbal medicines are ingredients listed on the FDA’s Gras list (generally regarded as safe).
After Dr. Lindsey takes care to read your pulse look at your tongue and ask you important clinical questions about your condition, he will then decide which TCM herbal formula best suits the treatment of your condition. Often times two three and even four different formulas will need to be blended together in order to precisely fit your needs because of the sophisticated nature of Chinese medical theory and due to changes your own body will make from week to week Dr. Lindsey will usually need to meet with you an reevaluate your situation and adjust your formula.
I have been going to Dr. Lindsey on and off for years for various reasons. In addition to his great knowledge of acupuncture, he has Chinese herbs to use in addition to and sometimes instead of acupuncture to help his patients. He is caring, effective and knowledgeable. His staff is always helpful and pleasant to speak with. Unless it is an emergency, he is the first person I want to talk to about an illness or injury. I regularly recommend him to anyone willing to try an alternative approach to healing.
I would like to express my thanks to Dr. Lindsey and his staff for the help and progress that I have made in my health over the last years. I have had problems with carpel tunnel, polymyalgia rheumatica which causes widespread aching and stiffness in the hips and shoulders and fatigue issues.
His herbal medicines have been a great help to me to feel revitalized and have the energy I need for my physically demanding job. I have received multiple acupuncture treatments that have helped to lessen pain and helped me live more productively. I like his common sense approach to reducing stress and finding the root of the ailments that I was having. My carpel tunnel has cleared up and I am no longer considering surgery for it. I am now pain free. I live out of state and have always received the product promptly and have enjoyed the courteous staff.
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a microsystem of the body.
Ear acupuncture has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions and pain disorders. Dr. Lindsey primarily treats addictions, and chronic conditions using this method.
N.A.E.T. (Nambudipad's Allergy Elimination Technique)
"NAET® was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983. Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.
One allergen is treated at a time. If you are not severely immune deficient, you may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens.
Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc. are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients. NAET can successfully alleviate adverse reactions to egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, other environmental agents. It may take several office visits to desensitize a severe allergen.
NAET is available all over the world. Over 12,000 licensed practitioners have been trained in NAET procedures and are practicing all over the world. To help you find a NAET specialist, the names of the trained practitioners have been listed on our website under the Find a Practitioner section. We ask that you browse the NAET website for more information on NAET and use our practitioner locator to find a NAET practitioner near you."
(see https://www.naet.com/about/what-is-naet/ for more details)