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Acupuncture is a natural, safe and effective treatment that reduces pain, prevents disease and improves overall well being. It is one component of Chinese medicine which is a complete holistic medical system. Other components include herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, massage and qigong. It has been used for over 5,000 years to help millions of people be well and stay well. It is the oldest, continuously practiced professional medicine in the world and is currently used by one-quarter of the world’s population.
Acupuncture is a therapy which involves the gentle insertion of very thin, sterile and disposable needles into specific points on the skin which create an effect within the body. Acupuncture increases oxygen and blood flow and alleviates pain by blocking pain receptors. Cellular repair occurs after an acupuncture treatment and the endocrine and nervous systems are balanced to help the body heal naturally. Treatment can balance hormones and stimulate the secretion of endorphins and enkephalins, the body’s natural pain killers.
Acupuncture is based on the premise that health can be restored when the body is in balance. Symptoms such as pain are red flags that the body uses to allow a person to know something is out of balance. Seemingly unrelated issues are often seen as being related in Chinese medicine. Instead of looking at individual issues, an acupuncturist looks at all of the body's systems to encourage holistic healing.
Alone, or as an adjunct to western medicine, acupuncture provides highly effective treatment for many common complaints and may provide additional relief for problems that do not respond completely to western treatment. Acupuncture is recognized worldwide for its ability to treat a wide variety of disorders naturally - without the use of harmful drugs or invasive surgery and with virtually no side effects.
Common conditions patients seek out acupuncture for include pain anywhere in the body. Common areas treated are the back, neck, and joints. Our practice also specializes in treating anxiety/depression, migraines/headaches as well as women’s health!
Acupuncture works by stimulating your bodies own natural ability to heal.
Acupuncture needles target specific points on the body that have high concentrations of nerve endings, triggering biochemical and physiological changes in the body. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, there are meridians that run along the body, and inside them energy (Qi) flows. This energy can become blocked or stagnant, causing an imbalance of Yin and Yang, and this is when illnesses and disharmonies can arise. Acupuncture works by reestablishing the flow of Qi along these meridians, harmonizing the body and restoring the delicate balance of Yin and Yang.
The number of treatments needed depends on the individual and the reason you are seeking acupuncture. Typically acute issues can be resolved in a few weeks, while chronic issues will take longer. Treatments as scheduled 1x weekly for best results. During the initial consultation the number of treatments needed based on your individual situation will be discussed.
For most patients acupuncture is painless. Acupuncture uses tiny, thin stainless steel needles that are inserted gently. There are sensations associated with acupuncture most often described as heaviness or tingling but not pain. Most patients are so relaxed, they fall asleep during their treatment.
Just about everything! Acupuncture is a thousands years old modality that has been used to treat illness and pain. Some common conditions acupuncture treats include pain, sleep, headaches, stress, anxiety and women’s health such as PMS, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause and so much more.
We recommend having a small meal 30 minutes prior to your appointment and wearing loose, comfortable clothing.
Acupuncture can be very helpful in treating morning sickness, fatigue, sleep issues, and many other ailments you can experience during pregnancy, as well as promoting labor toward the end of pregnancy.