Are you looking for an alternative to drugs for your menopausal or PMS symptoms? Do you suffer from PCOS, menstrual irregularities, endometriosis or other gynaecological complaints? Then, Acupuncture and/or Naturopathy may be the answer for you! If required, a simple salivary hormone test may be ordered. This may provide the answer to whether your hormones are in natural balance or not. Acupuncture and Naturopathy may offer you a holistic, drug free and non surgical approach to your gynaecological problems.
Acupuncture is a well known natural form of medicine that has been sought out for pain conditions for centuries. Less well known is the naturopathic approach to pain conditions, which involves testing for allergies and mineral deficiencies which may be part of the pain condition. For example, the severe cramps of irritable bowel or migraine pain may have a component of food sensitivity as a major causative factor. Natural anti-inflammatory medicines are now available that can aid the patient without the negatives of drug therapy. The typical pain conditions that Joseph Ferraro treats in most instances using both acupuncture and naturopathic medicine include: migraine, headache, back and neck pain, arthritic joint pain, tendon pain (tennis and golfers elbow) and frozen shoulder, sciatica, severe period cramps, endometriosis pain, chronic sinusitis, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel pain.
Weight Management and Detox
At Osteopathy on Canterbury & Complementary Therapies, we understand that one approach to weight management does not suit everyone. Joseph Ferraro will individually assess you and then recommend a tailored eating, detoxification and exercise plan to suit you and your lifestyle. A simple way to know if you could possibly need to lose a few kilograms is to measure your abdominal circumference. Simply measure your girth with a tape measure just above your belly button. As a rough estimate, men should be below 100cm and women below 88cm. How did you go?
Cosmetic Acupuncture & Healthy Aging Therapy
Cosmetic Acupuncture is also known as “the acupuncture face lift” and “facial rejuvenation acupuncture” This form of Acupuncture has a long history in Chinese medicine. It aims to improve the overall health of the patient as well as aiming to improve the signs of aging of the face, especially wrinkling, bags under the eyes and sagging jowls. Joseph Ferraro’s Acupuncture treatment approach utilises laser rather than needles. In this way, there is no risk of bruising or pain.
Healthy aging therapy is a naturopathic approach which aims to balance hormones and reduce the oxidative damage in the body through lifestyle changes and cutting edge nutritional supplementation.
Do you or someone you know suffer from stress, anxiety or depression? Joseph Ferraro often works closely with psychologists, psychiatrists and general practitioners to help those suffering from mental illnesses, utilising Acupuncture and natural medicines.
Even though Joseph Ferraro has been treating children since he began practicing in 1993, he has noticed increasingly that parents are bringing in their children for both Naturopathy and laser Acupuncture treatment. A child that is suffering from recurrent infections (poor immunity), behavioral conditions, skin conditions, poor appetite, childhood asthma, persistent cough and poor bowel habits may benefit from Acupuncture and/or Naturopathy treatment.
Chronic health conditions are those that are long standing or have a degenerative component to them. Alternative medicine has a long history of providing drug free care for these chronic ailments that make life very difficult. Chronic conditons that may benefit from Acupuncture and/or Naturopathy include: arthritis (both osteo and rheumatoid), irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and migraine, skin conditions (eg: eczema and psoriasis), Candidiasis (thrush), chronic sinusitis, insomnia and obesity.