Atlanta Acupuncture Clinic located in Atlanta Georgia

We specialize in:

  • Pain Management
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Infertility
  • Stress and Chronic Illness
  • Sports Injuries
  • Child Learning Disabilities
  • Anti-Aging.
Atlanta Georgia

We offer a holistic approach to treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) compatible with Western medical regimes. We know that all medical systems have both strengths and weaknesses. By integrating the strengths of more than one system into our treatments, we can achieve better clinical outcomes and improve your health beyond what any one method could do.

It is our experience that acupuncture and herbal medicines promote optimal health, boost energy and restore harmony to people experiencing physical imbalances from the everyday rigors of modern life.

Why Choose Acupuncture Atlanta?

  • 3 State Licensed Acupuncturists on staff for convenient appointments
  • Over 10 years of service to the Atlanta Metro Area
  • Extensive knowledge of herbal formulas, supplements, teas & skin care

Call today to schedule your consultation!  Phone  404 233-5080

Women's Health

We offer treatment for:

■ period pain
■ endometriosis
■ amenorrhea
■ uterine bleeding
■ uterine fibroids
■ ovarian cysts
■ premenstrual syndrome
■ mood swings
■ hormonal migraines
■ irregular periods

Contact us for a consultation.

Fertility

We help couples facing fertility challenges using a unique combination of:

■ Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
■ Acupuncture
■ Chinese Herbs
■ Saliva Tests
■ Urine Tests

to reveal and treat functional imbalances in nutritional and hormonal levels.

Learning Disorders

We help all kinds of learning difficulties for children and adults:

■ Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
■ Hyperactivity
■ Dyslexia
■ Poor Coorindation
■ Autism

Our approach enhances learning abilities and improves reading, reading comprehension, spelling and co-ordination.

Anti-aging

We offer personalized Anti-Aging programs that includes:

■ Hormone Balancing
■ Diet Adjustments
■ Tailored Supplements
■ Energy metabolic tune-up
■ Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

A personalized and realistic anti-aging skin therapy regimen will be developed that is specific to your needs.

Pain Management

We use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat:

■ acute or chronic pain
■ sports injuries
■ elbow pain
■ shoulder pain
■ back pain

Acupuncture releases endorphins which along with Chinese herbs reduce inflammation and increase circulation.

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Phenolic Compounds Found in Berries, Tea, Wine, and Nuts May Reduce Fibrogenesis in Pancreatic Cells

November 30, 2016 – 12:00 am | 33 views
Cell

As an incredibly destructive disease, cystic fibrosis implements dangerous symptoms among patients who are genetically susceptible. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by an excessive accumulation of mucus in the lungs and other organs that inhibits breathing, which ultimately leads to inflammation, infection, and eventual organ failure. One of the organs affected by this genetic disorder is the pancreas, whose inflammation and mucus buildup is scientifically termed pancreatic fibrogenesis. Inflammation and infection within the pancreas can exacerbate to pancreatic adenocarcinoma, or pancreatic cancer. Research has suggested that pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) are heavily involved in this clinical damage to the pancreas and may promote cancer development. Inflammation is predicted to activate and transform these stellate cells into an alternative form, capable of scarring the pancreas and worsening the fibrotic condition. Impaired organs can often progress cancer development, correlating the PSC activation with pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

A recent study sought to overcome and suppress this over activation of PSCs during pancreatic fibrogenesis with the help of phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are herbal derived, metabolites that have been utilized in disease prevention across a wide array of conditions. The appeal to these natural remedies is their immense presence in the human diet via fruits, vegetables, and natural beverages such as tea and wine. Berries, grapes, and nuts are characteristically high in phenolic content. Primary mechanisms of these compounds include antioxidant capabilities, anti-inflammatory effects, and mechanisms that fight cancerous agents.

This study aimed to target PSCs with anti-fibrotic remedies and deduce which specific class of these micronutrients is capable of exhibiting such effects. Resveratrol, emodin, rhein, and curcumin were the phenolics studied in regards to pancreatic fibrogenesis. Curcumin is most relevantly found in turmeric and ginger, utilized for detoxification. Resveratrol is more commonly noted as a prime antioxidant in the skin of grapes and berries. Emodin is derived from Japanese knotwood, rhubarb (as is rhein), and is a component of many fungi species.

These compounds were administered at levels that would not provide toxic conditions to the pancreatic cells (emodin at a lower level than the others), and were confirmed to decrease excessive cellular growth within the pancreas. High levels of cell proliferation are a key characteristic in cancerous tumors and growth. The researchers additionally observed suppression of fibrotic agents and proteins when rhein, curcumin, resveratrol, and emodin were administered. These fibrotic agents promote and monitor the inflammatory process that leads to scarring and inflammation in the pancreas.

Researchers concluded that phenolic administration aided to reduce the production of PSC and related mediators in the fibrotic signaling pathway. The alterations to the pathway ultimately alleviated much of the inflammation characteristic to pancreatic fibrogenesis. These results have the stability to propose polyphenol remedy for alternative inflammatory driven conditions such as spinal disc injuries. Next steps in this field of research include applying these herbal compounds to in vitro studies to improve bioavailability of these compounds before they are too rapidly metabolized in the gut.

Reference—
Lin Z., Zheng L., Zhang H., Tsang S.W., Bian Z. “Anti-fibrotic effects of phenolic compounds on pancreatic stellate cells” (2015). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 15:259. doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0789-y

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Resveratrol is a naturally occurring, polyphenolic compound that is contained in grape seed extract, red wine, berries, and peanuts. This compound maintains many functions including antioxidant capabilities, anti-inflammatory actions, and it can serve as …

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November 2, 2016 – 12:00 am | 174 views
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Accidents and personal injuries are a type of concealed mortality and lessened quality of life behind more obvious chronic conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, personal injury and accidents sit high up on …