Acupuncture for Internal Medicine

Acupuncture is very effective at improving the health of our internal organs. The providers at Integrative Acupuncture in Montpelier and Williston are experienced with treating digestive, lung, brain, heart, and skin issues of all kinds. We offer a natural option, free of side effects for residents of Washington, Lamoille, and Chittenden counties every day. Patients visit us for internal medicine from all over Vermont.


The Pulmonary System includes the lungs and the muscles of breathing which pump air into and out of the lungs. The purpose of the lungs is to get enough oxygen into the body and to get rid of carbon dioxide that is a waste product of the body. Acupuncture is effective at treating a wide range of pulmonary issues, including asthma and allergies, and complementing medical care for complex issues like paralyzed diaphragms and cystic fibrosis.


The digestive system is a group of organs working together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body. Food passes through a long tube inside the body known as the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The GI tract is made up of the oral cavity (mouth and tongue), pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and large intestines. Conditions that effect any part of the digestive system from constipation and diarrhea, to bleeding gums, tongue sores, acid reflux, and bloating can all be treated with acupuncture.


The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The kidneys filter the blood to remove wastes and produce urine. The ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra together form the urinary tract, which acts as a plumbing system to drain urine from the kidneys, store it, and then release it during urination. Acupuncture can help with many issues of the urinary system, from UTIs to incontinence.


The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, blood vessels, and the approximately 5 liters of blood that the blood vessels transport. Responsible for transporting oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and cellular waste products throughout the body, the cardiovascular system is powered by the body’s hardest-working organ — the heart, which is only about the size of a closed fist. Acupuncture has a significant effect on the circulation of blood in the body, it can help with many circulatory issues. We also work to complement medical doctors to provide integrative care for complex conditions like atrial fibrillation.


The neurological system is a complex system that acupuncture works extremely well with. The system includes all nerves, brain and spinal cord. The providers at Integrative Acupuncture have received advanced trainings with neurological conditions of many types. Some of the many symptoms we have worked with include migraines, neuropathy, spinal cord damage, phantom pain, post concussive syndrome, and PTSD. Much of neurology is still not understood in western medicine; acupuncture may hold an important key in reducing neurological symptoms for conditions like POTS.


Dermatology is a specialty area of Chinese medicine. We’re lucky at IAOM in Montpelier and Williston to have a provider who has extensive training in herbal medicine for topical dermatologic issues. We look at the internal causes of imbalance and work with the immune system as well as the outer layer of the skin. We use all natural, non-drug approaches to skin care, and treat psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne and rashes.


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