Whether you seek relief from chronic pain, stress, or various health concerns, our personalized acupuncture sessions are tailored to address your unique needs. Step into a calming and rejuvenating environment as we guide you on a journey towards wellness and vitality. Discover the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture as it restores your body’s equilibrium and leaves you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and ready to embrace a healthier, more balanced life.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of medical treatment. Practitioners of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well being. The goal is always to activate the body’s own abilities to heal and grow stronger.
During the initial exam the Acupuncturist conducts a full health survey. This includes questions about health, symptoms and lifestyle. A physical exam may be conducted which may include pulse and tongue evaluations. The information gained enables the Acupuncturist to effectively diagnose and detect specific imbalances that may be contributing to a person’s health problems and leads to a well structured treatment plan.
Based on the treatment plan the Acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupuncture points along what is referred to in TCM as meridian pathways. This safe insertion of needles can unblock the obstruction and bring balance back to the body, relieving pain and enabling the natural healing process to occur as the body provides nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems, including:
- Adverse reactions to radiotherapy or chemotherapy
- Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Chronic gastritis
- Morning sickness
- Pain in dentistry
- Peptic ulcer Postoperative pain Premenstrual syndrome
- Facial pain
- Female infertility
- Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
- Headache Hypertension
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
- Sore throat
- (including tonsillitis)
- Spine pain, acute
- Stiff neck
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes! Acupuncture does not use drugs or surgery, and thus carries none of their risks. As for the needles themselves, the FDA approved acupuncture needles for use in 1996. Under their guidelines, licensed acupuncturists must use only nontoxic, sterile needles that are labelled for single use only.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Most people associate needles with hypodermic syringes. Those often hurt, so many assume acupuncture will, too. However, acupuncture needles are about 1/10 the size of the average hypodermic needle – about the size of a cat’s whisker. Thin and flexible, they cause practically no pain going in or coming out. In fact, many patients report tingling sensations, a sense of fullness, or deep relaxation, not pain. These are all good signs that suggest the acupuncture treatment is working.
How many treatments are necessary?
This varies from patient to patient. Depending on the length of time you’ve been experiencing your condition and how you respond, your treatment time may be shorter or longer. (As a general rule, chronic conditions take longer to respond, while acute ones respond more quickly.) Usually, a 4-10 week treatment plan is created for the initial treatment phase.
What are some scientific theories that explain why acupuncture works?
Neurotransmitter theory, autonomic nervous system theory, gate control theory, vascular-interstitial theory, and blood chemistry theory have all been proposed to scientifically explain the workings of acupuncture.