The theory behind Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) follows that our health is directly affected by our surroundings (i.e. lifestyle, emotions, seasons, environment).

When disease occurs, the delicate balance between the body’s internal energy and external forces is out of harmony. Acupuncture and TMC can help prevent and treat disease by readjusting the body┬┤s energy known as “Qi” and restore balance. Qi runs through channels called meridians and connects the flow of energy between our organs.

TCM includes other modalities than Acupuncture, such as Cupping, herbal formulas, and Tai Chi to aid in the support of the proper flow of Qi. TCM has been known to help treat conditions such as:

  • Acute and chronic pain syndromes
  • Adverse reaction to Chemotherapy/radiotherapy
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis:
    • bursitis
    • carpal tunnel syndrome
    • osteoarthritis
    • tendonitis
  • Bells palsy
  • Cervical and lumbar spine syndromes
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Detox for weight loss and smoking cessation
  • Fibroids
  • Gastrointestinal disorders:
    • abdominal distention
    • esophageal spasm
    • flatulence
    • hyperacidity
    • irritable bowel
    • nausea
    • vomiting
  • Headaches, migraine, tension
  • Induction of labor
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Meniere’s Disease, Vertigo, Tinnitus
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Sandt may combine Acupuncture and Cupping in her chiropractic treatments and regularly sees acupuncture patients from Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull as well as towns wider afield.