Rethinking the status quo of healthcare by combining science with personalized holistic medicine to address:
Acute & chronic pain
Neck & shoulder pain
Low back, hip, sciatic pain
Gut health issues
Women's & Men's health
PCOS, Hormonal imbalances
Skin health, acne
Weight management &
Mental health & stress
...and much more
The CoLymph® Detox Acupuncture Method for: Pain Management
The CoLymph® (COlon + LYMPHatic) detox treatment method is a unique treatment approach developed by our clinic that aims to rebalance & restore two of some of the most important organ systems of our body for better overall health-- our GUT and LYMPHATIC system. Over 25 years of clinical experience, knowledge, and research within functional & integrative medicine have provided us with an understanding of the crucial link between these two systems and the manifestation of pain and other common symptoms.
Our treatments help reduce pain with long-term effects by addressing the root problems using individualized acupuncture, herbal medicine, and/or functional food therapy. To do so, we aim to reduce inflammation, rebalance the gut microbiome & gut health, and decongest the lymphatic system to eliminate blockages within the body that can all contribute to various kinds and severities of pain. During this process of returning the body back to a state of homeostasis, aka balance, we can not only address both acute and chronic pain, but also one's overall health for the long-term.
So what causes inflammation &
bad gut + lymphatic health?
Benefits of The CoLymph®
IMPROVES DIGESTIVE EFFICIENCY
IMPROVES LYMPHATIC PUMPING & CIRCULATION OF LYMPH FLUID CONTAINING ESSENTIAL IMMUNE CELLS & NUTRIENTS
RESTORES NATURAL WASTE/TOXIN ELIMINATION FUNCTIONS
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS & MANAGEMENT
LOWERS & REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
REDUCES SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION & PAIN
REMOVES HEAVY METALS, FATS, & ACCUMULATED TOXINS
PROMOTES DIGESTIVE REGULARITY & PREVENTS CONSTIPATION
INCREASES OVERALL MENTAL & PHYSICAL ENERGY
IMPROVES THE BODY'S ABSORPTION OF VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS
MAINTAINS PH BALANCE IN THE BLOODSTREAM
REDUCES STRESS & BENEFITS MENTAL HEALTH
REBALANCES HORMONES & IMPROVES MOOD
EXCESS REFINED SUGAR INTAKE
EXCESS SATURATED FAT INTAKE
EXCESS COFFEE/CAFFEINE INTAKE
EXCESS RAW & COLD FOOD INTAKE
EXCESS DAIRY & GLUTEN INTAKE
ALCOHOL & TOBACCO USE
LACK OF EXERCISE & MOVEMENT
PROCESSED FOODS & DRINKS
FREQUENT ANTIBIOTIC USAGE
INCONSISTENT SLEEP SCHEDULES/LACK OF SLEEP
How does the CoLymph® acupuncture method help fight adrenal fatigue?
The adrenal glands are important hormone producers + regulators above the kidneys that help control metabolism, immunity, blood pressure, and your response to stress. Adrenal fatigue occurs when people are under constant physical, emotional, and mental stress. Your body is programmed to protect itself during these fight or flight responses and counteract the internal imbalances, causing the adrenal glands to overwork and produce excess cortisol. Excess cortisol production prevents the adrenal glands from producing other hormones that the body needs, resulting in a variety of symptoms and health issues.
Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue May Include:
Chronic fatigue, brain fog, lack of motivation
Abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements
Joint pain and aches
Weight gain and fluid retention
Low immunity & frequent infections
Frequent and/or difficult urination
Development of thyroid problems
Headaches/migraines and dizziness
Hair loss & hair thinning
Insomnia and restless sleep
Irregular and/or painful menstrual cycles
Anxiety, depression, irritability, and mood swings
We often get stuck in a chronic state of stress (sympathetic nervous system overdrive) as a result of bad diet & lifestyle habits. Over time, accumulated toxins & inflammation will begin to trigger your body to release stress hormones more frequently and more regularly. This vicious cycles makes it extremely difficult to take our bodies out of this fight-or-flight mode, leading to mental & physical exhaustion and many "unexplainable" symptoms. The longer one procrastinates in addressing this underlying stress mechanism, the longer it will take to bring the body back to its balanced state and restore the parasympathetic ("rest & digest") system response.
When the body is stuck in fight-or-flight mode and the adrenal glands are no longer under control , it suppresses other organ systems, including the digestive system, immune system, and reproductive system. At Thomas Acupuncture & Wellness, our goal is to naturally restore the sympathetic vs parasympathetic system balance, regulate cortisol levels, boost kidney functions, and most importantly, reduce inflammation overall that is driving this chronic stress.
Fixing and reversing Adrenal Fatigue is a slow process; a “quick fix” or single treatment for this does not exist and would not be effective. It's a sensitive and complex system that requires a holistic approach to your body and lifestyle—this includes adjusting your sleep patterns!
To make sure we get the most out of our natural circadian rhythms and allow our adrenal systems to rest and repair, it's ideal to be falling asleep by 10 p.m. because the adrenal glands typically replenish between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. By incorporating this small change into their daily routine, patients can feel much more rested than before.
Our uniquely designed CoLymph® Diet is also a key tool for reversing adrenal fatigue by providing adrenal and lymphatic system-friendly diet recommendations to reduce inflammation and unhealthy cortisol levels. Combined with CoLymph® acupuncture treatments, the patient will more effectively renew and restore their body back to a healthy, balanced state both physically and emotionally.
FOOD & DIETARY THERAPY
Functional dietary therapy based on acupuncture principles embodies the statement, "food is medicine." This practice harnesses the naturally found properties and benefits in what we eat & drink everyday to improve our mental & physical health. Here at TAW Clinic, our novel CoLymph® functional food therapy approach goes way beyond basic Western nutrition values like calories and vitamins; we take a deeper look at the therapeutic nature of each ingredient and how it affects your gut bacteria and metabolic rate. Functional food therapy also considers the energetic effects of every ingredient and how this affects various organ systems over time. For example, all food/drink have warming, cooling, or neutral qualities; we help guide you with which foods to avoid and which ones to consume more of to bring your body back to balance.
Our extensive clinical experience has shown that many symptoms are caused or aggravated by eating the wrong kinds of foods over time. Our goal is to cut through the misinformation about diet and nutritional health and provide you with a completely new way of thinking about food to improve your whole-body health.
HEALTHY SKIN STARTS FROM WITHIN
How do CoLymph® acupuncture treatments benefit skin health?
Our clinic offers specific mechanisms to treat skin disorder using our novel CoLymph® method. Many chronic skin conditions arise from internal inflammation & imbalances with hormones and your gut bacteria. This
As always, our treatments aimed towards skin health are always individualized to the patient and their condition in order to detect their source of inflammation and treat the root-cause rather than the symptom. One of the most potent elements of our treatment is combining individualized dietary recommendations with acupuncture treatments and herbal supplements. Our multi-faceted approach helps to restore balance of the gut microbiota, reduce inflammation and promote lymphatic drainage of built-up toxins. This allows for hormonal rebalance and holistic skin barrier restoration for long-term results.
We also offer the CoLymph® Facial Acupuncture Treatment using 24K-Gold plated needles that are strategically placed on the face to help relieve redness, scars, wrinkles, puffiness, sagging & dullness. This also helps stimulate blood + lymphatic circulation within the face to promote cell renewal and nutrient supply to the face.
(1-2 sessions per week is recommended for best results; available as add-on or standalone treatment)
Pre + Post-
Research has shown that acupuncture treatments can significantly improve patient outcomes when used before & after surgery. Patients can use our unique acupuncture treatments to complement their surgical procedures for a faster, less painful recovery. These aim to lower systemic inflammation pre-op and strengthen the immune & lymphatic system post-op in order to accelerate the healing process so that you can resume your daily routine sooner.