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ACUPUNCTURE WORKS !

 ·        Begin a preventative health program.

·        Treat an “untreatable” chronic condition

·        Eliminate Allergies---no drugs

·        Loose Weight

·        Eliminate Pain

·        Create Joy and Happiness

·        Live Well !

Daniel I. Ebaugh,  M.Ac., L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist 

What distinguishes Dan from other acupuncturists is his experience, knowledge and skill in communicating with your body’s Wisdom so that it informs diagnosis and dictates treatment allowing him to get it right the first time.

 

The purpose of Chinese or Japanese style acupuncture treatment is to restore the Life Force to balance and harmony through opening up energetic blockages so that symptoms and disease clear up and the natural expression of full health and well-being returns.

Acupuncture—Preventative & Restorative Medicine

Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,500 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world In ancient China, classical acupuncture was practiced within a framework of preventive medicine and the doctor was paid only when his patient was well.

The acupuncturist's primary goal was to promote continuing good health. For this reason one does not have to be sick or in pain in order to benefit from treatment. In fact., people using psychotherapy or meditation find acupuncture treatment promotes and expedites the desired growth process.

While acupuncture is potent preventive medicine, it is also effective in treating persons who experience physical, mental or emotional symptoms. In acupuncture theory, pain or any symptom, for that matter, is nothing more than congested or stagnate energy.  That is what we do with acupuncture---we release the congestion, move the energy and get the Life Force flowing again.  When the core congestion is released, then healing easily takes place. 

How Acupuncture Works

Outcome studies have often documented acupuncture's helpful effects; however, Western science has not been able to fully explain how acupuncture works.  At best, modern studies suggest acupuncture stimulates one or more of the body’s signaling systems, (ie. peptides that stimulate biologically programmed responses) which can increase the healing response.

The Chinese describe acupuncture in relation to the fundamental laws and principles governing all of Nature. Underlying this ancient system of medicine is the view that we reflect Nature; that the Five Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal) which operate in Nature relate to the functions of the human bodymindspirit. Using Nature as a metaphor, the acupuncturist views the condition of his patient much the way a gardener looks at the health of his garden. He asks,” Is there enough water or sunlight? Is the soil rich, fertile and full of the appropriate minerals?" Asking questions like these, acupuncturists are like gardeners; they tend the Life Force looking for the place where they can assist nature to do its job.

The Life Force is the energy that comes into the body with the first breath and leaves with the last. It flows regularly throughout the body along precise pathways (meridians), entering and leaving the body at specific points (acupuncture points) that give direct access to the vital organs, such as heart, liver, stomach, etc. Imbalances or blockages of this flow are precursors of disease.

The condition of the Life Force is assessed through Oriental pulse diagnosis, the sound of the voice, the emotions exhibited, the symptoms presented, and the body’s response to the palpation of certain “reflection points” located throughout the body. Once a diagnosis and treatment plan are formulated, the acupuncturist will discuss with you the direction treatment will take.

Then by use of hair-thin, stainless steel needles inserted into the acupuncture points, or the application of heat (moxibustion) at those points, the energy is moved. In most cases, the needles are inserted with the rhythm of the breath. You may not feel anything when the needle is inserted or at the very most, you may feel a sensation much like a bee sting as the needle contacts the Life Force. The needles are “retained” for 15 – 20 minutes during which time there is no sensation.             

What Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncturists do not treat disease per se. They treat people, who among other things may have disease. As a holistic energetic medicine, acupuncture treats the blocks or imbalances in the Life Force and is often highly effective in treating psychosomatic, functional and stress disorders.

Acupuncture is not an effective treatment for birth defects (i.e. congenital heart disease) or structural disorders (i.e. broken bones). However acupuncture treatments may improve the quality of life or expedite the healing process of persons experiencing these difficulties.

Acknowledging that health is more than simply the absence of disease, acupuncturists often treat patients without overt symptoms. An expansion of health and well-being is always possible, and those who come for treatment as an adjunct to psychotherapy, meditation or Western medicine find results come in the areas of greater vitality, more reserve energy; a fuller sense of one's self; less fear; more nourishing relationships; more restful sleep; freedom from small aches and pains, etc. An underlying sense of well-being regardless of circumstance is achieved. This is the quality of health possible for everyone.

About The Treatments

The first visit includes a 1 hour diagnostic interview and a one hour treatment. At home, you answer a health history questionnaire. During the first 15 minutes of your visit you discuss your medical history and detail for your practitioner how you would like to cultivate your health.

The acupuncturist will do a physical examination and assess your energetic field using the NES Scan technology and muscle testing. These procedures will enable him to understand the flow (or lack of flow) of the Life Force throughout your meridian system and offer insight into what may be blocking the Life Force.  Each subsequent visit is approximately one hour.

The number and frequency of treatments depends upon the severity of the patient's presenting symptoms. Since all treatment focuses on balancing a person's energy, visits are usually weekly for the first 4 to 6 weeks in order to help his or her system push through initial blockages and hold the balance that has been achieved. As soon as is feasible, the time between treatments extends to once in two weeks, then every three weeks, then four weeks, eventually becoming seasonal.

Every individual responds differently to treatment. Some people experience a sense of "feeling better" or” feeling more stable" before their physical symptoms begin to ease. Some respond quickly and for others the changes are more gradual and subtle.

Treatment with acupuncture opens and fosters the healing process-the process of becoming, growing and staying well.

Daniel I. Ebaugh, L.Ac

Licensed Acupuncturist

Daniel Ebaugh, an acupuncturist since 1984, is licensed By the State Board of Medical Examiners to practice acupuncture in Maryland. He is a graduate of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD where he was a Full Faculity for 10 years. He has also studied with Professor J.R.Worsley at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, England. Additionally, he has completed a 2 year course in Chinese Herbs with the internationally know Ted Kapchuck and most recently he has studied Japanese Acupuncture with the internationally know, Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler.

In addition to his acupuncture and herbal training, Dan has used these modalities to support his experiential learning about nature and himself for over 30 years. Thus, he is an excellent resource on how to use alternative medicine to promote both health and growth.

Dan has worked in the health care field since1972-first as an Assistant Administrator of a residential psychiatric treatment center; then as a massage therapist and now as an acupuncturist and bio-medicine specialist.  During the course of treatment, clients find Dan to be insightful, warm-hearted and dedicated to his work. They appreciate his commitment to preventive medicine and his capacity to make the wisdom of the ancient Chinese real in their lives. Also, they describe him as having a gentle sense of humor and a contagious laugh.

 

What distinguishes Dan from other acupuncturists is his experience, knowledge and skill in communicating with your body’s Wisdom so that it informs diagnosis and dictates treatment allowing him to get it right the first time.

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