Oriental Medicine and Health Services

Addiction Therapy

NADA Protocol at OMHS

  • 20-60 minutes: I recommend at least 30 minutes of needle retention.
  • More treatments closer together are better
    • Come as often as you can
    • 1 or 2 treatments will not be sufficient
  • Aingle session - $20
  • 6 sessions - $100
  • 14 sessions - $200

Chinese Herbs

  • Some may choose to use Chinese herbs in addition to their acupuncture treatments.
  • There are many ready-made herbal formulas in convenient pill form that can help support the quitting process.
  • A one-time $30 herbal consultation is needed in order to determine your particular pattern of disharmony.
  • Herbal pills cost less than $15 per week.

T'ai Chi and Qigong

  • Not intended to cure addiction
  • Positive, healthy activities
    • Can be a major part of general lifestyle changes
  • Get you to pay attention to your body and mind
  • Teach you to relax your body and mind without external stimuli
  • Many additional health benefits

Benefits of T'ai Chi and Qigong

  • Cardiovascular
    • Lower resting heart rate; normalized EKG, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • Respiratory
    • Slower respiratory rate improves gaseous exchange; significant benefits for asthma and bronchitis
  • Immune System
    • Better targeting of antigens
  • Circulation
    • Improves microcirculation, prevents vascular spasms, helpful for angina, migraine, and Reynaud's Syndrome (cold hands and feet)
  • Brain
    • Improves cerebral blood flow, less incidence of stroke; reduction in frequency and intensity of seizure disorders; slow, high amplitude brainwaves suggest relaxed and integrated state of mind
  • Musculoskeletal
    • Improves posture, balance, strength, stamina, flexibility
  • Chronic Pain
    • Pain reduction from all causes, including injury, surgery, arthritis, and fibromyalgia
  • Mental Health
    • Decreases stress response, Type A traits, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive traits, and depression; improves memory and interpersonal sensitivity
  • Longevity
    • Improves blood pressure, vital capacity, cholesterol and hormone levels, kidney function, mental acuity, vision and hearing, skin elasticity, bone density, immune function, digestion, balance, flexibility, strength, and libido