Acupuncture has been utilized for thousands of years to promote health, alleviate pain, repair organ dysfunction, boost the immune system and reduce stress. It is not a sales pitch; acupuncture can improve and effectively treat almost any physical or emotional issue.
Very fine needles are placed at certain points along meridians to balance the function of the body. It is thought that acupuncture points remove blockages, increase circulation and stimulate the nervous system.
The World Health Organization has cited over 40 conditions that acupuncture can treat. However, current research suggests that acupuncture can assist in literally thousands of health care issues in conjunction with conventional medicine or as a sole modality.
When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is safe and effective, free from adverse or addictive side effects. Quite often, a sense of relaxation and well-being occurs during and after treatments. While undergoing therapy for one ailment, other problems may resolve concurrently. Very fine needles are placed at certain points along meridians to balance the function of the body.
BENEFITS When You Have an Acupuncture Treatment
- Acupuncture is an effective modality for the treatment of pain and painful conditions. Whether from injuries from accidents, fall or secondary from aging or chronic conditions, our treatments focus on promoting instant relief, relaxation and well being.
- Accurately assessment
- Teach proper stretching and strengthening techniques
- Reduce your pain and muscle spasms
- Speed up your recovery & prevent re-injury
- Reduce inflammation
- Re-establish stability and strength in damaged joints and tendons
- Reduce stress and anxiety
Most common conditions treated by us with great success:
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Pre-menstrual Symptoms (PMS)
- Low Back and Sciatica Pain
- Menopause Symptoms
- Tennis Elbow
- Bell’s Palsy
- Trigemminal Neuralgia
- Common Cold
- Constipation & Diarrhea
- Headache & Migraines
- Digestive Issues
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
The vast majority of patients do not consider acupuncture a painful procedure. Some patients feel a slight ‘Qi’ sensation when the needle is inserted: most feel nothing at all. These ‘Qi sensations’ range from warmth or tingling, to a brief ache or heaviness in the area being needled. Qi sensations are generally only felt on one or two of the acupuncture points. They indicate favorable results from the acupuncture treatment, as Qi has been strongly contacted. By and large patients describe these sensations as fleeting and the treatment experience as deeply relaxing. In fact, many patients find acupuncture so relaxing that they fall asleep during treatment and go into a dreamy state induced by the endorphins released during treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
In Chinese Medicine, we speak in terms of courses of treatments. One course is considered six to twelve acupuncture treatments or weeks of herbal therapy. Clinical response to acupuncture treatment is individual, but there are some generalities acupuncturists expect. Some people will notice improvement after a single treatment. Others take longer to respond as acupuncture requires a cumulative effect. Most patients begin noticing changes within one to three treatments. After five to seven visits both the patient and the practitioner should feel confident that the treatment is effective. Acute conditions may be fairly well resolved at this point. Chronic conditions take longer. Excepting continual, longstanding problems (such as allergies ), most conditions are resolved within a course to fifteen treatments.
Yes. Acupuncturists use sterile, disposable needles. They are used once and then disposed of in bio-hazard containers. These containers are sent to a medical waste management company for proper disposal according to federal laws and regulations.