Niseema Agarwal, licensed Acupuncturist and herbologist, has been in private practice for 19 years. After graduating from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Anatomy, she received her Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1990 at the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles. Subsequently, she completed a postgraduate program in China at the Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Center and interned at the People’s Hospital of Nanjing in various specialties of Acupuncture. This intensive program augmented her knowledge of many complex clinical disorders.
With my practice I strive to embrace a new healing consciousness born out of scientific findings that validate the mutual domain of the body, mind and spirit; and recognizes the necessity for total care at all levels — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Ms. Agarwal is licensed by the Acupuncture Board in California and certified by the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture. Her specialties include internal medical disorders, pain management and women’s health care.
During the last few years Ms. Agarwal has been drawn to expand her understanding of the human energetic system and its role in creating health and disease. To achieve this goal she completed a 4 year program at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Ms. Agarwal continues to gather new tools to gain deeper insight into the attainment of optimal health.
How Can Acupuncture Benefit You?
Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that is as powerful today as it was 5,000 years ago. Its strength lies in its profound ability to understand the role of the body, mind, and spirit in creating perfect health. This wholistic perspective provides the patient with the solutions that can address the totality of their health care needs.
According to principles of Chinese medicine, life force or chi, flows through the body along major channels known as meridians. When the flow of chi becomes imbalanced, diminished or altogether blocked, malady results in pain and internal dysfunctions such as headaches, anxiety, indigestion, fatigue, high blood pressure and a variety of other imbalances that may create disease.
Acupuncture successfully puts the body back in balance by restoring the healthy flow of chi within the meridians and organ systems.
Modalities such as needles, heat, laser, light or touch are used to stimulate the meridians for achieving a powerful therapeutic effect. Clinical research conducted by the National Institute of Health has shown that acupuncture is an effective form of treatment for disorders ranging from addiction and headaches to asthma and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Classical Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition which is highly effective in treating chronic and degenerative conditions. The modern practice of Chinese herbology reveres and utilizes the past, but also incorporates innovations based on current clinical experience and scientific investigation. Plant-based medicinal substances are combined into formulas to address the particular imbalances within the organs and meridians. These prescriptions are tailor made for each person and create tremendous healing without adverse side effects.
With the aid of Acupuncture, Chinese herbology and the integration of the various subtle energy systems of medicine, my goal is to help awaken the inherent wisdom that lies at the core of each individual.
Energy healing has been practiced in many traditions of medicine as far back as we know. Ancient texts of yogic tradition speak of seven major centers that are located within the midline of the body, sometimes referred to as chakras.
Anatomically each major chakra is associated with major nerve plexus and a major endocrine gland. By transmitting life force into the chakras, the healer assists in increasing the uptake of energy into the chakras, thereby stimulating the hormonal, physiologic and ultimately cellular changes through out the body. These positive changes also greatly impact the mental and emotional health of the person and naturally lead to a greater sense of well-being.
The World Health Organization has shown Acupuncture to be effective for these conditions: