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Dr. Mindy Boxer – Using Acupuncture to Treat Liver & Kidney Health: Why it Works

Dr. Mindy Boxer – Using Acupuncture to Treat Liver & Kidney Health: Why it Works

According to the National Institutes of Health, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults (an estimated 37 million). And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 4.5 million adults have been diagnosed with Liver disease. Those are some sobering statistics, but did you know that Acupuncture has a proven track record of effectively dealing with Kidney and Liver disease? 

The Role of the Liver in Overall Health

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Liver and its corresponding meridian play a key role in the smooth flow of Qi (energy), blood and emotions. Here’s how it can all go wrong. The Liver can be easily impacted by stress and uncontrolled emotions. It also has a close connection with the Gallbladder. For example, if a person is under additional stress, it is not uncommon for them to develop gallstones. This is a result of the meridian becoming blocked and the emotions that come with the stress do not have an outlet.

Balancing Qi is the best way to return proper energy flow. Regular Acupuncture treatments can help to balance the body holistically without the side effects that come with pharmaceutical interventions.

Proper Kidney Function is Key

Chronic Kidney Disease can lead to other health issues as well, including Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. Proper Kidney function is vital to our health as the Kidneys are responsible for removing excess fluid and waste from the body. Another important Kidney function is the production of hormones that stimulate the creation of red blood cells and help regulate blood pressure. The Kidneys also produce vitamin D, control the metabolism of calcium and eliminate drugs from your body.

The symptoms of Kidney disease depend on the severity or stage of the disease. For those with early onset Chronic Kidney Disease, there can be no symptoms at all. As the disease progresses, people might experience itchy skin, insomnia, an increased need to urinate, swelling of the feet, ankles, hands, poor appetite, nausea, fatigue, muscle cramps, or headaches.

Just like with the Liver, if blood flow is hindered or Qi blocked, Kidney problems can begin to happen. Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the Kidneys and Liver, as well as to all other organs, thus providing essential nutrients to the body that needs to function properly.

As mentioned previously with Liver issues, stress can cause a great deal of havoc in the body. When stress and emotion issues are not properly dealt with, patients can suffer from depression and other emotional issues. Acupuncture can also help alleviate stress, again by balancing Qi, and helping the body to release endorphins which improve sleep, reduce fatigue, relieve pain, control blood pressure, and improve liver and kidney health.

I will take a detailed health history and work with you to develop specific protocols to improve your Kidney and Liver function. Both of these issues can progress and symptoms can worsen so don’t put off your consultation. Make an appointment today to begin care.

Don’t wait, call and make an appointment today if you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above.  310. 450. 9711.   info@drmindyboxer.com

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Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
At age 15, Dr. Boxer began her lifelong practice of Yoga & Meditation, read many Nutrition books, began Juicing her Vegetables, and explored and all Raw Diet.  Recognizing the importance of Nutrition in overall health, she earned her Ph.D. in 1986 in Nutrition and Human Behavior, providing her with a solid foundation to counsel and educate patients on how to attain health and vitality.
Her informative Lectures and appetizing Cooking Classes were the perfect forum to educate the community about the effects of food on Mood and Behavior, as well as in innovative ways to balance Body Chemistry in order to achieve overall well being.
Sensing a need to expand her training and understanding of the human body as a whole system, Dr. Boxer continued her studies in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine,  and in 1993 earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Medical Board of the State of California in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
These diverse disciplines give Dr. Boxer a unique view of the human body and how to keep it functioning in an optimal manner. Her practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Functional Nutrition have a profound effect on Hormonal balance, Rejuvenation, and Immune system enhancement.

Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.


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