Acupuncture is a holistic approach to healing with roots that date back over 2,500 years. In China, acupuncture is an integral part of their health care system and is used in conjunction with allopathic medicine. The goal of the acupuncturist is to bring the "Chi" or "life force" of their patient into balance by stimulating the body. This is accomplished by the use of one or more of the following: acupuncture needles, moxabustion (a form of heat therapy), cupping, tui na (Chinese massage), diet and lifestyle recommendations and raw herbs or herbal formulas.
The theory of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) allows that the human body has a natural rhythm and flow of Chi through channels called meridians. There are 14 main meridians, 8 extra ordinary meridians and hundreds of acupuncture points. When there is a disruption to the flow or rhythm of a person's Chi, the disease process begins to show its effects. The causes of the disruption are many and usually complex in their origins. The categories of where these disruptions come from are physical, mental, chemical and spiritual sources. Dr. Jeffrey will work with you to bring your Chi back into balance.
The first visit will involve filling out a through patient
intake form, consultation, examination that may involve taking your pulse,
palpating (feeling) for ashi (tender) points, looking at the tongue and the
The most common cases that come into the clinic for acupuncture are pain related like neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, nerve related pain and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Jeffrey has successfully treated his patients for migraines, sinusitis, allergies, common cold and flu, menstrual problems and nausea using acupuncture.
Acupuncture can be very effective for pregnant women experiencing extreme nausea (hyperemesis gravidarum). In some cases this condition can be so severe that expecting mothers have to be hospitalized. Dr. Jeffrey has great success with his patients that are pregnant and experiencing nausea.
Robert I. Jeffrey, D.C., L.Ac.
11611 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 605
Los Angeles, Ca 90049
Phone: (310) 826-5151
Fax: (310) 826-9152