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Ozben Felek is skilled at treating the following medical conditions, from benign to severe.

Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Back Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Headaches, Infertility, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Menstrual Problems, Migraines, Neck Pain, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Sports Injuries, Stress, Urinary Infections, Weight Control, and many other common ailments.  


Therapeutic Approaches

DSC06040.....JPGAcupuncture has been used for thousands of years for many ailments. Its strengths include preventing disease and promoting natural healing. It is the art and science of inserting filiform needles into specific and carefully selected points on the body to influence the flow of Qi and to restore health. The needles used are extremely fine, pre-sterilized, single-use, and disposable. Unlike hollow hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are very gentle and are tapped into the body quickly for painless insertion. Once the needles are in place, you may feel a sensation of tingling, warmth, or heaviness at the insertion site which indicates the arrival of Qi at that point.

herbsChinese Herbal Medicine , which has been practiced and documented for over 2,500 years.Traditional societies have always looked for medicine in the natural world that surrounded them. The substances used include mostly plant materials such as roots, leaves, flowers, or the whole plant.

One of the biggest differences between Western Herbalism and Chinese Herbalism is the use of formulas instead of single herbs. In Chinese Medicine, formulas can include anywhere from 5 to 20 herbs, each serving a different purpose in order to fine tune the formula to the patient’s specific imbalance. The process of treating disease in TCM involves identifying patterns and then creating a treatment plan based on the diagnosis. As an integral part of this process, the formulas are specific groupings of medicinal substances that serve as tools for instituting treatment. Once a patient’s imbalance is identified, a diagnosis is made and the strategy of treatment is created. It is rare for a person to fit a textbook pattern perfectly; usually, for example, a person has some deficiency and some excess, emphasizing one or the other. This is where the elegance of creating an herb formula becomes apparent. The majority of the herbs in a formula can be to address the main part of the diagnosed pattern of imbalance, and then have other herbs to deal with the more minor parts of the diagnosis. This way balance can be achieved by addressing the whole pattern, without an either/or approach.

At Felek Acupuncture we use mostly granules and  a few pills that are GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified, sulfur free, and have been tested for DDT, Hexachlorabenzene, lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium and other contaminants.

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Tui Na medical massage is a traditional Chinese massage, which utilizes many different techniques such as brushing, kneading, and roll/pressing areas between the joints to get the energy moving into the meridians and muscles.

Gua Sha is a body treatment that uses a rounded edged tool to rub the neck, upper back and shoulders. It is a gentle and effective way to release muscular tension, promote circulation, and boost immunity.Gua Sha is a body treatment that uses a rounded edged tool to rub the neck, upper back and shoulders. It is a gentle and effective way to release muscular tension, promote circulation, and boost immunity.

Cupping is a method of creOzben-Felek-website-cupping-2ating a vacuum on the patient’s skin to dispel stagnant blood and lymph, there by improving qi flow to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Cupping can cause non-permanent red marks, swelling, and bruising at local areas for a few days to a week.

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Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort to facilitate healing. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.

Nutritional therapy is the use of foods and supplements to help heal the body of current symptoms and prevent future illness and inflammation. Beginning with minor changes in the diet, one can often produce great effects. Incorporating simple concepts over time such as the use of good fats, natural and unprocessed foods, fermented foods and the elimination of refined sugars and processed foods, can help increase energy, boost metabolism, and help to reduce chronic inflammation and pain. Our daily habits have enormous influence over how we feel both today and tomorrow. Proper nutrition is considered one of the most important foundations to health and disease prevention while a healthy lifestyle with a balance of rest and activity supports the body’s ability to handle stress.

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