Lumina AcuClinic is a full scale, authentic, and traditional Chinese acupuncture clinic and herbal pharmacy in Wilmington, NC. Lumina AcuClinic is a full scale authentic and traditional Chinese acupuncture clinic and herbal pharmacy in Wilmington, NC.
All services are provided by Enhong (Ann) Yu, a North Carolina State Licensed and National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certified acupuncturist, who received her degrees in both traditional Chinese medicine and conventional medicine in China. Lumina AcuClinic offers exceptional high-quality personal healthcare and wellness services in a soothing and relaxi
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Ginger is a common spice once considered a luxury, but how is it used in medicine?
Ancient Chinese and Indians used the root of the ginger plant as a tonic to treat various common ailments. Today, ginger can be found in almost every local grocery store and is used worldwide. Ginger can provide relief from pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture improves the body's functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites-commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture's safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is now covered by many insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain.
Acupuncture can strengthen and improve the function of the stomach and spleen, and from that, gut flora can properly repopulate.
A great article from acupuncture today.
August, 2022, Vol. 23, Issue 08
Acupuncture for Post-COVID Syndrome: A Case Report
By Editorial Staff
Post-COVID syndrome, often referred to as "long COVID," encompasses a constellation of potential symptoms experienced by patients four weeks or longer following infection with SARS COV-2. In terms of prevalence, the Mayo Clinic states: "Research suggests that between one month and one year after having COVID-19, 1 in 5 people ages 18 to 64 has at least one medical condition that might be due to COVID-19. Among people age 65 and older, 1 in 4 has at least one medical condition that might be due to COVID-19."
In other words, if you're not already seeing patients with post-COVID syndrome, you will be. Fortunately, a new case report1 details successful multidisciplinary treatment of post-COVID syndrome with acupuncture.
Published in Medical Acupuncture and featuring researchers from University Hospitals Cleveland Med-ical Center, Case Western Reserve University, and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, the case involved a 50-year-old woman who presented to an outpatient hospital-affiliated acupuncture clinic on referral from a long-COVID clinic. Her history included fatigue, anosmia, chest pressure, dyspnea on exertion, palpitations, dry cough, and brain fog eight months following COVID-19 diagnosis; with diagnostic testing confirming "multi-system inflammatory involvement."
post-covid syndrome - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register MarkThe patient's TCM diagnosis: heart, lung, spleen, and kidney qi deficiency. Two licensed acupuncturists administered six total acupuncture treatments over a nine-week period to five primary acupoints (ST 36, LI 4, LU 7, TB 5 and GB 41). Additional points were added per visit based on patient presentation and differential diagnosis.
According to the research team in their summary of findings, "The patient's chest pressure and palpitations resolved after 1 acupuncture treatment. With 6 additional treatments, spanning 9 weeks, overlapping with PT-led SPTA [symptom-titrated physical activity], she recovered completely and resumed her normal exercise."
The researchers note that while the independent effects of acupuncture on long COVID remain unclear because treatment was provided in conjunction with physical activity training, they suggest" Acupuncture is an intriguing prospective therapy for PCS given acupuncture's holistic, individualized approach, which parallels the varying symptoms and organ involvements of PCS. ... [There] may be some commonalities in TCM approaches to COVID/PCS, as 2 acupoints used in this case are among those most commonly used in acute COVID-19 (LI 4 / ST 36)."
Trager RJ, et al. Acupuncture in multidisciplinary treatment for post-COVID-19 syndrome. Med Acupunct, June 2022;34(3):177-183.
As of Monday July 25, 2002 Luminaacuclinic will be closed until August 1, 2022. If you would like to schedule an appoinment please call (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic.com to schedule online. If you have any questions or concerns you may call the office at anytime. Thanks for your understanding.
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Acupuncture can help with high blood pressure. Call today (910) 256-3939 to ask me how. We offer online scheduling at luminacuclinic.com as well.
As of July 5th 2022, Lumina acuclinic is open and seeing patients. Thank you all for your understanding and patience during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to schedule an appointment please call (910) 256-3939 or visit luminaacuclinic.com.
As of June 20th, 2022 Lumina Acuclinic will be closed due to possible covid exposure. We currently don't know when we will re-open due to quarintine time lines. Hopefully we will be able to re-open next week. We will contact all patients that are scheduled to reschedule and apoligize for the inconvienence. If you have any questions or concerns please call the office at (910) 256-3939. Thank you.
Members of the animal care team at Riverbanks Zoo and garden noticed their 17 year old koala bear, Lottie, was having difficulty climbing the eucalyptus trees in her exhibit. They learned she had some arthritis in her back, but the main cause of her discomfort was muscle tension in her low back. Lottie is the mother of every joey born at Riverbanks, and after years of lovingly carrying around her 10 babies, it makes sense her back would get tired. Lottie started receiving acupuncture treatments once every two to three weeks for about 15 minutes each. The medical care team reported her mobility improved after she started getting the treatments. Climb on Lottie! Even our animal friends benefit from acupuncture! Call today at (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic.com to schedule your appointment today.
Happy Father day! Give the gift of acupuncture. Call (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic to schedule your appointment today. And as always we offer gift certificates for that special person in your life.
Acupuncture can help with high blood pressure. Call (910) 256-3939 today to schedule your appointment or visit luminaacuclinic to schedule online.
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Are you ready for summer? Ask us how acupuncture can help prepare you for it! Call today at (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic to schedule your appointment today.
Lumina Acuclinic will be closed from Monday May 16th until Tuesday May 24th. If you have any questions or concerns you can call the office at (910) 256-3939. To schedule online please visit luminacuclinic.com.
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Great article from Time magazine.
Why Acupuncture Is Going Mainstream in Medicine Here's what research says about the complementary therapy
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The World Health Organization says there is evidence that suggests Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is beneficial in treating mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases. However, rather than acknowledge this role, some media outlets are pushing the idea that China is using TCM to advance its soft power goals or to curry favor with countries lacking access to other medicines. Others are sowing the seeds of doubt over TCM's efficacy without highlighting its potential benefits. What's lost when media automatically dismiss what TCM might have to offer? Find out on this week's Headline Buster.
Live: Is Traditional Chinese Medicine China's latest soft power ploy? The World Health Organization says there is evidence that suggests Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is beneficial in treating mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cas...
Acupuncture can help your knees! If you have knee osteoarthritis find out how it can help you today! Call (910) 256-3939 or visit luminaacuclinic to schedule online.
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Spring has sprung! The April showers this month will lead toward beautiful and abundant life. Ask me how acupuncture can help you grow and heal this Spring Season. Call (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic.com to schedule your appointment.
Use acupuncture to get you into better health this spring! Ask me how acupuncture can help get you healthy. Call (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic.com to schedule your appointment.
Acupuncture can elminate allergies for good! Call today (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic to schedule online.
Allergies can be mild to severe and affect many aspects of a person's life. The good news is that there are specific acupressure points on the body that can almost instantaneously relieve these symptoms. Acupuncture works, give it a try. Call (910) 256-3939 or visit online at luminaacuclinic to schedule online.
Good News! Acupuncture therapy can treat a wide range of health conditions,, including immune deficiency, by stimulating and balancing the immune system. Acupuncture can strengthen a weakened immune system by increasing red and white cell counts. T-cell count and enhancing humoral and cellular immunity. Acupuncture can speed up the healing of infection and normalize the body's immune response. Call today (910) 256-3939 or visit luminaacuclinic.com to schedule online.
Do you struggle with seasonal allergies? If so, have you tried acupuncture to help alleviate it? Call today at (910) 256-3939 or visit luminacuclinic.com to schedule your appointment online.
In a sense, pulse diagnosis is like the "MRI" of traditional medical systems. Before modern imaging techniques, healthcare practitioners needed ways of evaluating what was happening inside the bodies of their patients. Although technology has developed significantly over time pulse diagnosis remains a very helpful tool in asessment and diagnosis by accessing the health of all the major organ systems of the body.
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Why does my acupuncturist look at my tongue?
Well, in fact the tongue has various features that indicate bodily functions and imbalances that acupuncturists are trained to see.
-Tongue body color: indicates the state of blood, organs and Qi
-Tongue body shape: reflects the state of blood and Qi, and indicates excess or deficieny.
-Tongue body features (eg, teeth marks may indicate that the tongue rests against the teeth. This is often a sign of a digestive disorder or (e.g. red dots) may indicate heat or inflammation in the blood.
-Tongue body moisture reveals the state of fluids in the body.
-Tongue coat thickness (e.g. thick) may indicate an imbalance in digestion or (e.g. peeled) may be associated with allergic disorders and autoimmune disorders.
-Tongue body cracks (including the direction of the cracks) could be a sign of a yeast infection or biotin deficiency.
Fascinating isn't it?
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Traditonal Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses several methods designed to help patients acheive and maintain health. To follow are a few modern therapeutic methods used. Can you name some other TCM healing techniques?
-"Tui Na" (massage)
-Gua Sha (scraping)
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If you are of the 18% of women that has difficulty with infertility, we suggest looking into acupuncture. Call (910) 256-3939 or visit luminaacuclinic.com to schedule an appointment.
Lumina Acuclinic will be closed Friday January 21, 2022 due to inclement weather. You may visit luminacuclinic.com to book online or call (910) 256-3939. We hope everyone stays safe during this winter storm. Thank you for your understanding.
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