Acupuncture is part of a thriving, holistic medical system with origins over 5,000 years old. It is a safe, effective way of treating a myriad of conditions — without the harmful side effects of surgery or pharmaceuticals. Here is a sampling of conditions acupuncture can address:
- Anti-aging & longevity
- Colds, cough, respiratory conditions.
- Constipation & digestive issues
- Depression & anxiety
- Headaches & migraines
- Infertility & pregnancy care
- Menopausal symptoms
- Numbness, peripheral neuropathy
- Pain of any kind
- PMS, painful periods, irregular periods
- Skin disease & wounds
- Sports injuries & athletic performance
- Stroke recovery & neurological issues
- Traumatic injury & surgery recovery
- Weight loss
Click here for a comprehensive WHO report on conditions that were improved with acupuncture.
What to Expect
Your initial visit begins with a comprehensive health intake, diagnosis and treatment plan. Next, you’ll lie comfortably on a treatment table while hair-thin needles are inserted into targeted points on the body, corresponding to your condition. Most people find the needling painless and become quite relaxed or even fall asleep. You will rest with the needles in for about 30 minutes. Your acupuncturist may incorporate other traditional Chinese treatments based on your needs, such as cupping, gua sha, or moxibustion. Herbal therapy may also be recommended to optimize your results.
How It Works
Acupuncture balances the nervous system and increases blood circulation to areas of the body, which promotes healing. Ancient Chinese medical theory describes the body and its healing mechanisms in a way that is strikingly similar to an atomic or quantum physics model. Current medical science, however, does not commonly view the body on this plane. However, modern studies have still been able to capture some physical evidence of why acupuncture has worked so well for so long. For example, acupuncture has been found to stimulate the secretion of they body’s natural painkillers and normalize the autonomic nervous system. The immune system is also stimulated, and fresh blood circulation is increased to injured or malnourished areas. Acupuncture also facilitates the transfer of material and electrical energy between normal and injured tissues, promoting faster healing. Acupuncture also affects the blood chemistry, regulating the body toward homeostasis. Perhaps the most profound finding of acupuncture is its ability to inhibit nociceptive signals in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, gating out pain signals that are still firing long after an injury has resolved.
How to Optimize Your Treatments
Wear loose, comfortable clothing, if possible, and have a light snack ahead of time. Refrain from overexertion or alcohol the day of your treatment. Avoid cancellations and stick to your treatment plan, as visits build upon one another. We recommend frequent visits at the beginning of care to re-train the body back to a healthier state and maintain results. Once stabilized, tapering to maintenance treatments (every 1-2 months) is recommended. We look forward to seeing you and being your partner in health!
We also offer facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments — a safe, healthy alternative to plastic surgery, injections, and fillers. Our acupuncturist is also certified Emotion Code™, which addresses emotional health, as well as physical pain and disease.