TCM ​​Misty Mountain Acupuncture 

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It can address:
 - Migraines and Headaches
 - Chronic Neck and Back Pain
 - Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
 - Motor-Coordination Impairments
 - Infant and Childhood Disorders
 - Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
 - Chronic Fatigue
 - Fibromyalgia
 - TMJ Syndrome
 - Scoliosis
 - Central Nervous System Disorders
 - Learning Disabilities
 - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
 - Orthopedic Problems
 - And Many Other Conditions

Click here to see the Upledger Institute on CST

Acupuncture for Health

Based on an extensive study by the
World Health Organization

Category #1
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:
 - Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
 - Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
 - Biliary colic
 - Depression (including depressive neurosis and
​depression following stroke)
 - Dysentery, acute bacillary
 - Dysmenorrhoea, primary
 - Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
 - Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
 - Headache
 - Hypertension, essential
 - Hypotension, primary
 - Induction of labour
 - Knee pain
 - Leukopenia
 - Low back pain
 - Malposition of fetus, correction of
 - Morning sickness
 - Nausea and vomiting
 - Neck pain
 - Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
 - Periarthritis of shoulder
 - Postoperative pain
 - Renal colic
 - Rheumatoid arthritis
 - Sciatica
 - Sprain
 - Stroke
 - Tennis elbow
Category #2
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:
 - Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
 - Acne vulgaris
 - Alcohol dependence and detoxification
 - Bell’s palsy
 - Bronchial asthma
 - Cancer pain
 - Cardiac neurosis
 - Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
 - Cholelithiasis
 - Competition stress syndrome
 - Craniocerebral injury, closed
 - Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
 - Earache
 - Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
 - Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
 - Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
 - Female infertility
 - Facial spasm
 - Female urethral syndrome
 - Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
 - Gastrokinetic disturbance
 - Gouty arthritis
 - Hepatitis B virus carrier status
 - Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
 - Hyperlipaemia
 - Hypo-ovarianism
 - Insomnia
 - Labour pain
 - Lactation, deficiency
 - Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
 - Ménière disease
 - Neuralgia, post-herpetic
 - Neurodermatitis
 - Obesity
 - Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
 - Osteoarthritis
 - Pain due to endoscopic examination
 - Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
 - Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)
 - Postextubation in children
 - Postoperative convalescence
 - Premenstrual syndrome
 - Prostatitis, chronic
 - Pruritus
 - Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
 - Raynaud syndrome, primary
 - Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
 - Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
 - Retention of urine, traumatic
 - Schizophrenia
 - Sialism, drug-induced
 - Sjögren syndrome
 - Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
 - Spine pain, acute
 - Stiff neck
 - Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
 - Tietze syndrome
 - Tobacco dependence
 - Tourette syndrome
 - Ulcerative colitis, chronic
 - Urolithiasis
 - Vascular dementia
 - Whooping cough (pertussis)

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Analogy to Understand Acupuncture

     Many people ask me to explain how acupuncture works. I always say there are are many theories. I have not focused my attention on them all. My focus has really gone to the way I've seen people's health improve over a course of time with continued care. My analogy (at least right now) is that of the image of a stream with flowing water -  I'm trying to either create more water flow if they are deficient or I'm trying to remove blockages that have created a dam in the case of excess water build up. 
     Pain is caused by the blockage of energy & blood building up at a point or it is caused by not enough energy & blood  nourishing an area. This creates two kinds of pain - stabbing pain or dull achy pain.
     How do the needles create more flow or help burst the dam? The body is a dynamic system that is too complex to understand. The ancients of TCM have created a system based on observation over thousands of years. When the acupuncture needles go in - and they may not go directly into the area of pain...sometimes going far away from it! - they add energy to your body in ways you cannot imagine. Some people are very sensitive to this energy coursing through them, a lot of people become very relaxed. Whether you can get to that altered state or not the body is very busy correcting itself as much as it can in that session. 
     Other common questions: How many acupuncture sessions will I need? It all depends on what you are coming for, the readiness of your body/mind to heal, and the resources your body/mind has available in that time. In general, chronic issues can take longer to see results than acute issues.  Sometimes it is enough for the chronically ill to just manage their relief from pain. Often, I tell people to come once a week until they can hold their wellness longer. Then the treatments get spaced accordingly afterwards. 
     Often times, I give homework - exercise, dietary advice, suggestions on how to change so they can break the pain pattern. Your participation is valuable!

Combat Aging with Acupuncture
​​Acupuncture & Chinese medicine have been used
to inhibit the aging of skin cells and brain cells, which stop progressive tissue injury and other related aging diseases in the aging system and rejuvenate energy levels.

1. Collagen Production = Skin Tightening
2. Reshape Expressions Line
3. Improve Skin Texture
4. Decrease Stress
5. Hormone Balancing
6. Improve Sleep
7. Improve Detoxification
8. Increase Happiness