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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Powerful and effective treatments designed just for you

For over 2500 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to effectively treat a wide range of health concerns. Acupuncture and herbal medicine continue to provide relief for many modern conditions. At Barcelona Well Woman, we use these ancient techniques to help patients achieve optimum health and wellness.

Acupuncture  with Uby

Acupuncture with Uby

Acupuncture alleviates symptoms and treats the whole person

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a natural medicine that restores the energy balance in order to maintain health. It is part of the Chinese Medical system that uses fine sterilized needles to stimulate specific points in the body. These points are in the Meridians which are channels were the energy flows through out the body. The imbalances develop with stress, life style, lack of exercise, wrong diet, bad posture, climatic influences, etc.

As well as acupuncture, the Chinese medical system uses a variety of techniques to help the body to recover its natural balance, such as herbs, moxa, cups, diet, exercises such as Qi Gong, Tai chi.

HOW IS AN ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT?
I used a variety of techniques used in chinese medicine, such as chinese herbs, moxibustion, cups, diet, Qi gong and Tai-chi. On the first treatment I will take your medical history, examine the tongue and the pulses. I will ask about your signs and symptoms, life style, emotional issues, diet, etc.

After the diagnosis you will lie comfortable on the treatment bed. After the needling and according with the diagnosis, I may use some of the other techniques used in Chinese medicine. The amount of needles depends on how many point have been chosen for the treatment. The needles remain for 15 or 20 minutes. Most people fall asleep during this period.

Generally the treatments are every week depending of the condition being treated, if it is chronic, the amount of treatments will vary from 5 or 6, and if it is acute, you may need a couple of treatments. The exact amount of treatments needed depends on the condition of the patient and how well responds to the acupuncture.

WHAT KINDS OF AILMENTS IS ACUPUNCTURE USED TO TREAT?
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. The following are some of the more common conditions treatable by Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, as outlined by the WHO.
• Upper Respiratory Tract: Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, common cold, acute tonsillitis
• Respiratory System: Acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)
• Disorders of the Eye: Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, myopia (in children), cataract (without complications)
• Disorders of the Mouth: Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, acute and chronic pharyngitis
• Gastrointestinal Disorders: Spasms of oesophagus and cardia, hiccough, gastroptosis, acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), acute and chronic colitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhoea, paralytic ileus
• Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Headache and migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within three to six months), pareses following a stroke, peripheral neuropathies, sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months), Meniere's disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow," sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis

IS ACUPUNCTURE USED TO TREAT ANY OTHER KINDS OF AILMENTS?
The most common ailments presented to acupuncturists in Europe are pain-related conditions. However, as the public becomes more educated about acupuncture and Oriental medicine, people are seeking help for a number of other conditions, with good results. These include:
• Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders: Sinusitis, sore throat, hay fever, earache, nerve deafness, ringing in the ears, dizziness, poor eyesight
• Circulatory Disorders: High blood pressure, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, anaemia
• Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), spastic colon, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies, ulcers, gastritis, abdominal bloating, hemorrhoids
• Gynecological and Genitourinary Disorders: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS); irregular, heavy or painful menstruation; endometriosis; menopause; fibroids; chronic bladder infection; complications in pregnancy; morning sickness; kidney stones; impotence; infertility (men and women); sexual dysfunction
• Immune Disorders: Candida, chronic fatigue, HIV and AIDS, Epstein Barr virus, allergies, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), hepatitis
• Addictions: Smoking, drugs, alcohol, food
• Emotional and Psychological Disorders: Anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress
• Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders: Arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches and migraines, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains, muscle spasms, shingles
• Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, colds and flu
• Miscellaneous: Chemotherapy/radiation side effects, diabetes, dermatological disorders, weight control

BENEFITS:
Acupuncture is considered one of the more safe treatments offered. Its efficacy in pain management it is fully documented. Acupuncture not only alleviate symptoms but it treats the whole person. It is a preventive medicine and from the first treatment the patient feels its benefits by having more energy and a general well being.

Prices:
First visit: 1 hour, €80
Following visits: 50 minutes, €60

Hours of Availability: Available on request (can be available for weekends)

Uby

ABOUT UBY MUÑOZ

Uby is an Acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine. She uses a variety of techniques from Chinese medicine, such as Chinese herbs, moxibustion, cups, diet, Qi gong and Tai-chi.
See Uby's full bio

Contact Details:
If you'd like to inquire about an acupuncture session, you can email Uby directly at: uby@bcnwellwoman.com.

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Chinese Medicine treatments with Uby

Techniques Used in Chinese Medicine

Chinese Herbs: The herbs used in Chinese Medicine are powerful and very effective. They can be used alone or in combination with acupuncture. A precise diagnosis is necessary to get 100% guaranteed results. The dried herbs can be administered as an infusion, a powder, or a capsule. All of these methods are completely effective. There are ancient formulas to treat different conditions.

Moxa: Moxa is a principal component of dried feverfew. In China, it is mixed with agar oil, Banks Rose, dried ginger, and pistachio.
Moxa comes prepared loose or in cigar-shaped cones. There is also smokeless moxa for places with insufficient ventilation.
This is a very relaxing technique. It is used therapeutically around the acupuncture points based on the patient's medical condition, heating the points for a certain amount of time. It can also be used to heat a needle inserted into an acupuncture point. This method can treat all conditions related to blood deficiency, muscle pain, stroke, other paralysis, etc.
These medicinal properties have been tested for thousands of years.

Cups: This is a technique used in Chinese Medicine to resolve problems caused by a blockage of blood of Qi (energy). The relaxing action makes it very effective for muscle pain. It activates circulation, stimulates metabolism, and regulates the digestive and nervous systems.

The cups can be made of glass, ceramic, plastic, or bamboo. The suction effect is due to the combustion of oxygen. The cups can be applied in different ways; they can be left on for a period of time, or they can be applied and removed quickly. After they are applied, they can be moved around if oil has been applied to the skin.

Using cups can leave circular marks on the skin. These are bruises cause by the suction, indicating the flow of blood and toxins to the skin. These marks generally disappear in two or three days.

Gua Sha: Also known as "spooning" or "coining" to English speakers and "tribo-effleurage" to the French and Kerokan to the Japanese, Gua Sha literally means "scrape away heat". It is performed by applying pressurized strokes to the back using a specialized scraping instrument. Gua Sha is used for many ailments from muscle aches to fevers to digestive and gynecological issues.

Tui Na: A form of Chinese body work used in conjunction with acupuncture for a variety of musculoskeletal and organ-related issues.

Diet: In China, food is very important in maintaining good health and preventing illness. Traditionally, diet is considered a form of medicine, and the therapeutic effects of food are well known.

It is common to eat a diet of local products based on the season of the year. In summer, refreshing foods are eaten. In winter, people prefer warmer foods. Colors and flavors are combined. Garlic is used to clean the intestinal tract and destroy toxins. In short, people try to eat a balanced diet in order to stay healthy.

UbyABOUT UBY MUÑOZ
Uby is an Acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine. She uses a variety of techniques from Chinese medicine, such as Chinese herbs, moxibustion, cups, diet, Qi gong and Tai-chi.
See Uby's full bio

Contact Details:
If you'd like to inquire about an acupuncture session, you can email Uby directly at: uby@bcnwellwoman.com.

Book an appointment

 Chinese Medicine treatments with Uby
Chinese Medicine Diagnosis with Uby

Chinese Medicine Diagnosis with Uby

Ancient practices to provide holistic treatments

Chinese Medicine Diagnosis
Diagnosing a patient with Chinese Medicine is made through hearing, touch, observation, and smell.

From the moment the patient contacts me on the phone, I automatically begin making a diagnosis. The tone and strength of the patient's voice gives clues about the diagnosis. When they enter my office, I observe their posture and way of sitting. The colors in their complexion, their predominant emotion (fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, etc.) – I study all this carefully in order to make a complete diagnosis.

Other diagnostic tools I use include specific questions about different body systems, such as digestion and diet, circulation, exercise, sleep quality, etc. After a detailed questionnaire, I observe the tongue, pulses, and abdomen and begin treatment based on the deficiencies or excesses present.

Tongue
A diagnosis of the tongue is one of the most important aspects of Chinese Medicine. Different sections of the tongue indicate the condition of different body parts. It is easy to understand, but like everything in this system of medicine, there is always something new to learn even after years of experience.

The color, shape, and texture of the tongue give us valuable information about the patient's health. If the tongue is very pale, we can see that there is a deficiency of blood. On the other hand, if the tongue is very red, that tells us there is a lot of internal heat. To be clear, all these diagnostic methods form part of a whole, and one observation is not enough to make a complete diagnosis.

Pulses
In Chinese Medicine, measuring the pulses allows us to examine the organs and detect any imbalances they may have. There are 28 pulses found in 12 different positions around the wrists.

On the right wrist, the pulses of the bronchial tube and large intestine can be felt in the first postiion. The second position contains the pulses of the spleen and stomach, and the pulses of the pericardium and internal heat are found in the third position. On the left wrist, the pulses of the heart, small intestine, gall bladder, liver, kidneys, and bladder can be distinguished.

Abdomen
Palpating the abdomen is an important way to locate areas of tension. Gentle massage, suction, and some acupuncture points can also be used on the abdomen to get well.

UbyABOUT UBY MUÑOZ
Uby is an Acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine. She uses a variety of techniques from Chinese medicine, such as Chinese herbs, moxibustion, cups, diet, Qi gong and Tai-chi.
See Uby's full bio

Contact Details:
If you'd like to inquire about an acupuncture session, you can email Uby directly at: uby@bcnwellwoman.com.

Book an appointment

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