Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Rutland Integrative Health's Dalite Sancic, LAC, MS and Beth Bloomfield, LAC., MS practice multiple modalities within traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Through ancient traditions and current wisdom, the goal is preventing illness and maintaining well-being and balance. Pain, infertility, fibromyalgia, as well as other chronic illnesses, impact millions of Americans every year. Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and herbology offer safe treatments with very effective results. Acupuncture is a comprehensive healthcare system, which has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for more than 2,000 years. Chinese Medicine's ability to treat the individual, and not simply the disease, provides relief from some of today's most stubborn conditions.
What to know about acupuncture: Acupuncture has several physiological effects on the body.
- Increases circulation: oxygenation of the tissues and organs improves. Decreased blood
flow is caused by trauma, aging, injuries and certain diseases processes.
- Promotes homeostasis: triggers the body’s own ability to create and maintain internal
- Releases natural painkillers and hormones: acupuncture stimulates peripheral nerves that
send messages to the brain to release endorphins (morphine-like compounds); these endorphins block pain pathways in the brain.
- Reduces inflammation: acute and chronic inflammation can prevent healing. This is due
to a thickening of connective tissue which makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for blood and oxygen to regenerate.
- Modulates the stress response: this is done by releasing oxytocin which in turn stimulates the
parasympathetic nervous system, the “rest and digest” portion of our autonomic response.
This allows the body to incorporate all of the effects stated previously.
The above processes also translate into benefits for other systems of the body including the
nervous, endocrine and digestive.