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How Acupuncture Can Help You

Woman's health
Cancer Care


Healthy Digestion

Relieving Pain

Acupuncture and Woman’s Health

The Emperors Medicine has been specializing in women's health for over 15 years. By combining Oriental medicine and functional medicine to help women with a wide variety of health issues and have helped thousands of women regain their health by balancing their hormones, improving circulation, and correcting the root cause of their health issue. Every patient is provided with a customized treatment plan based on their specific case.

  • Infertility – infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after 1 year or having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control. There are many reasons for infertility in women. Both infertility acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used successfully in our clinic to improve fertility in both men and women.
  • Amenorrhea – A lack of a menstrual period. This could be due to many reasons. What we see most commonly in our office is dysfunction with the reproductive organs. With our expert staff at The Emperor’s Medicine, we will find the root cause of the dysfunction and correct it.
  • Endometriosis – Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain we see here in our clinic. Not only can it cause pain but it can also cause a heavy menstrual period or irregular period which can contribute to infertility.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can greatly help bring the body back into balance by alleviating pain, circulating blood, reducing inflammation, and treating the patients underlying condition causing endometriosis.
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – PCOS is a hormonal disorder that impacts millions of women and is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS do not ovulate, they have irregular periods or no period. At The Emperor’s Medicine, we treat many PCOS patients by stimulating ovulation and regulation their periods using acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and dietary suggestions.  These treatments have been very successful for our patients.
  • Uterine Fibroids –  These are a benign uterine growth of smooth muscle. Women with uterine fibroids usually have heavy periods that last more than a week, abdominal cramps, spotting or bleeding in-between periods and difficulty emptying the bladder with larger fibroids. We are seeing an increasing number of woman at The Emperor’s Medicine with uterine fibroids and we find acupuncture and Chinese herbs to be very effective in shrinking the fibroids and regulating the menstrual cycle.
  • Menopause Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very effective in easing the transition of menopause. Both are beneficial in treating hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, and balancing the hormones.
  • IVF Support There has been much clinical research in the effectiveness of using acupuncture with IVF increasing the success rate by 50%. By increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase of IVF improving the effectiveness of the drug.

We help correct these and many more woman’s health issues. Using both functional medicine and Chinese medicine to balance the body and aid the body in healing itself. 

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

Selma has learned evidenced-based acupuncture in cancer care through The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the largest cancer research centers in the United States where she has learned how to treat cancer patients through modern acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine research. We are not curing cancer but we are treating the side effects of cancer treatments.

Our goal is that each person impacted by cancer may enhance their quality of life through the safe and effective delivery of acupuncture. Acupuncture can be successfully and safely integrated with conventional cancer treatments to improve the outcome for cancer patients.

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Disorders

Many patients have found relief from Autoimmune Disorders due to acupuncture being proven an effective relief for the inflammatory disorders. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, we have developed various personalized therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, that have been very successful in addressing the root cause of the disorder.

  • Lupus This is a systemic disorder that occurs when your immune system attacks your own organs and tissues, including skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, joints, and brain. Lupus has been classified as one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose because it has a tendency to mimic other diseases. One discrete symptom is the “butterfly rash”. This is a facial rash that looks like the unfolding wings of a butterfly. Symptoms of Lupus range from mild to severe and no two patient cases are exactly alike. The most common symptoms are skin lesions, fever, shortness of breath and joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Chinese Medicine offered here at our practice has been proven to provide optimal wellness for patients with Lupus.
  • Celiac Disease Also known as gluten sensitivity, is the immune response to eating gluten. Gluten is found mostly in foods containing barley, rye, and wheat. Symptoms differ in patients and include itchy skin rashes, joint pain, heartburn, headaches, fatigue, acid reflux, and potential nervous system injury. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, acupuncture has been a valuable treatment for those who suffer from celiac disease.
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis This is a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, often leading to hypothyroidism. It mostly affects middle-aged women but has also been found to occur in men, women, and children of any age. Symptoms may include pale, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches and tenderness, tongue enlargement, hair loss, fatigue, constipation, puffy face, and brittle nails. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, our patients have benefited from our expert knowledge of combining both Chinese Medicine with Functional medicine and acupuncture for the thyroid to relieve autoimmune symptoms.  We address the root cause of Hashimoto’s and come up with a personalized treatment plan to bring the body back into balance with acupuncture for thyroid.

We help address the root cause of these ailments and many more Autoimmune Disorders by using Functional and Chinese Medicine to help the body heal itself. Call today and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how Selma can help you.

Acupuncture and Digestive Disorders

At The Emperor’s Medicine, we can help you achieve relief from a variety of Digestive Disorders including, but not limited to constipation, GERD, IBS, Crohn’s Disease and diverticulitis. We use a combination of acupuncture treatments, herbs, dietary changes, supplements, and education to provide you with a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause of your digestive issue and for you to maintain a healthy gut.

  • Constipation  Studies have shown that acupuncture provides a medically safe and effective option for constipation. Acupuncture also is shown to have long-term, persistent effects in long-term relief. Our patients who receive acupuncture nearly double the number of bowel movements and improved general well-being and quality of life.
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) This occurs when stomach acid flows back to the esophagus and irritates the esophageal lining on a frequent basis. Acupuncture has provided many positive outcomes for patients with GERD. With lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine, we can help rid the discomfort of GERD.
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – IBS is a common condition, that is classified as chronic, that attacks the large intestine. Symptoms include bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhea. We treat IBS with Chinese Medicine and lifestyle changes to help you reach optimal wellness. At The Emperor’s Medicine, we have high success rates in treating IBS.
  • Crohn’s Disease Also known as an inflammatory bowel disease, this disorder has no known cure in the pharmaceutical industry. Crohn’s disease spreads deep into the layers of the bowel tissue and at times, can lead to life-threatening complications. Patients with Crohn’s Disease usually experience fever, fatigue, diarrhea, bloody stools, weight loss due to reduced appetite, mouth sores, and discharge and pain near or around the anus. With treatment here at The Emperor’s Medicine, many of our patients are able to achieve relief and optimal wellness from Crohn’s.
  • Diverticulitis This disorder causes small bulging pouches that form in the lining of your digestive tract. Unfortunately, this is a common disorder among people over the age of 40. Patients with this disorder experience nausea, constipation, vomiting, and abdominal pain and/or tenderness. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can bring the body back into balance by alleviating the pain and inflammation and treating the underlying cause of this disorder.

We help address the root cause of these ailments and many more Digestive Disorders by using Functional and Chinese Medicine to help the body heal itself. Call today and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how Selma can help you, 630.428.9001.

Acupuncture and Pain

Acupuncture is best known for its ability to successfully treat pain and its causes. In Chinese medicine, we view pain as an obstruction of qi energy and blood in meridian energy paths due to injury, muscular tension, inflammation, sprains, or pathogenic invasions of cold and damp. Acupuncture alleviates pain by raising endorphin levels and diminishing the nervous system’s sympathetic response. Also, acupuncture decreases inflammation and swelling, relaxes muscles to prevent spasms, and increases energy and blood circulation to the local area.

Dry Needling

Selma has advanced certifications in Dry Needling. She has been practicing trigger point therapy for over 20 years, making her an expert in this field. Dry needling is using an acupuncture needle to needle an active trigger point. This is used for muscle pain and movement impairments. 

Other Conditions we treat:

  • Chemotherapy/ Radiation side effects
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress-related illnesses
  • Pain Relief
  • Respiratory and Immune Support
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • And more
Studies show that chronic pain stresses the body and its nervous system, consuming energy and compromising the immune system. This condition causes blood pressure to spike which can ultimately lead to heart attack or stroke. The results of acupuncture treatments are extremely relaxing and thus eliminate these negative aspects of pain in a natural way, without the usual side effects of pharmaceuticals.

The number of treatments needed varies based on the specific condition being treated and each person’s individual needs. Generally speaking, acute pain of less than one month’s duration is often resolved in a short series of treatments spaced close together. Chronic pain requires more consistent regular treatments to achieve long-term relief.

Every patient is unique and requires unique treatment. After an Initial Oriental Medical Examination, we can determine what will be the most efficient and most effective treatment.

Call The Emperor’s Medicine today for a consultation, 630-428-9001