“Welcome” to the Haines Acupuncture Website from Martin Haines
You have arrived here because you know me and would like to admire my website, or, more realistically, you were surfing the web and wanted to find some information on acupuncture and/or Chinese Medicine; preferably in Pasadena, CA.
of all, let me introduce myself. I am Martin Haines, and am licensed to
practice acupuncture in the state of California by the California State
Acupuncture Board. I also have “Diplomate” status with the National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. My
Practice is located in Pasadena, California.
Endorsement by the National Institute of Health
In November, 1997, the National Institute of Health (NIH) brought together a panel of twelve distinguished physicians and scientists to review the history, licensing, practice and current status of clinical research on the effectiveness of Acupuncture. The result was the first formal endorsement of Acupuncture by the NIH stating: “there is sufficient evidence of Acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine and to encourage further studies of its physiology and clinical value.” The panel urged healthcare professionals to consider Acupuncture, particularly integrating its use with conventional medicine.
The panel determined that evidence for relief of post-operative pain and
nausea associated with pregnancy or chemotherapy is clear-cut. Other
conditions, including stroke, headache and low back pain were listed as
benefiting from acupuncture. The panel also noted that Acupuncture
appears to be effective in relieving common disorders such as menstrual
cramps, muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, addiction and asthma. They
also recognized Acupuncture treatment can result in the reduction or
elimination of pain medication or anesthesia that might otherwise be
Chinese Medicine (consisting of both Acupuncture and Chinese
Herbology) is unique in today’s medical arena. We actually promote
“wellness,” and being proactive in our healthcare. We believe in the
axiom: “do no harm” and that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure.” This means that we encourage patients to not only deal with the
pathology at hand, but to keep you functioning at the highest level
possible by having regular “tune-ups” throughout the year.
Although there is a list of “Commonly Treated Conditions” elsewhere
on this website, I will attempt to give a small overview of what we
treat. First of all, if you are having a heart attack, stroke or any
life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately! Do not call your
acupuncturist. On the other hand, if you (or someone you know) is
suffering from almost any disease from allergies and asthma through the
alphabet to zoster. If you are trying to deal with any chronic ailments
that are not responding as hoped, perhaps acupuncture and Chinese
Medicine are worth a try.
We must understand that for thousands of years, this was the only medicine there was in China; therefore there isn’t much that hasn’t been treated.
If you have a question as to your own specific needs, please call me;
if I cannot help with your issues, I have a long list of very good
specialists that I am able to refer you to.
My sole purpose is to optimize the health of as many people as possible through Chinese Medicine; and to educate them to the benefits of wellness and ongoing healthcare. They in turn, will educate those people with whom they have contact.