What is Acupuncture and How Does it Work?
Acupuncture is an ancient, relaxing process utilized to promote natural healing and to improve physiological functioning. Acupuncture is performed by a trained and licensed acupuncturist who inserts ultra-fine needles at very precise points along the body in a process that is largely painless.
The classical Chinese explanation of acupuncture is that channels of energy run in patterns through the body and over its surface; these channels are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these channels is like a dam that backs up in these conduits of the body, observed by the presence of pain or physiological dysfunction. These channels can be “unblocked” when your acupuncturist needles these points.
The modern scientific explanation is that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and compounds in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain which trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones to influence the body’s internal regulating system.
Why Should I Use Acupuncture?
Any time you are looking to encourage your body to work better, or to work more as it was intended to work, or if you need to experience more ease in your body, acupuncture will likely have something very worthwhile to offer you. People often seek acupuncture for chronic and acute pain, fertility, supportive cancer care, chronic and hard to treat conditions, and any internal medicine issue that they prefer to address naturally, or in conjunction with their primary care.
ACUPUNCTURE IS USED FOR THE FOLLOWING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
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Acid Reflux • Colitis • Constipation • Crohn’s Disease • Diabetes • Diarrhea • Food Allergies • Gastritis • GERD • Hyperacidity • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), IBS-C, IBS-D • Nausea/Vomiting and Nausea from Chemotherapy • Peptic Ulcer • Spastic Colon • Ulcers
Allergies • Asthma • Bronchiectasis • Bronchitis • Cold & Flu • Holistic acupuncture and herbal options for COVID-19 Long Haul • Chronic Cough • Emphysema • Recurrent Chest Infections • Sinusitis • Sore Throat
PAIN, NEUROLOGICAL, AND MUSCULAR DISORDERS
Arthritis (all forms) • Ankylosing Spondylitis • Cervical Spondylitis • Bell’s Palsy • Degenerative Disc Disease • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy • Dysautonomia • Facial Tics • Fibromyalgia • Frozen Shoulder • Golf Elbow • Headaches • Herniated Discs • Knee pain • Low Back Pain • Migraines • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Neck Pain • Neurocardiogenic Syncope • Osteoarthritis • Pinched Nerves • Plantar Fasciitis • Post-operative Pain • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy • Radiculopathy • Rib Neuritis (Intercostal Neuralgia) • Rotator Cuff Injury • Sacroiliac Joint Pain (SI joint pain) • Sciatica • Sever’s Disease • Spinal Stenosis • Tendonitis • Tennis Elbow • Tension Headache • Trigeminal Neuralgia • Vertigo • Whiplash
URINARY, MENSTRUAL, AND REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS
Amenorrhea • Dysmenorrhea • Endometriosis • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) • Infertility • Incontinence • Menopause • Nocturia (Nighttime Urination) • Painful Periods • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) • Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) • Stress Incontinence • Urinary Tract Infections (Recurrent UTIs) • Uterine Cramping • Yeast Infections
Baroreflex Failure • Dysautonomia • Heart disease • Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) • Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) • Neurocardiogenic Syncope • POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)
Anxiety • Depression • Post Traumatic Stress • Insomnia • Stress
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Our needles are hair-thin, solid, and made from surgical stainless steel. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain felt. Most people find the appointment very relaxing. In fact, you may even fall asleep during your treatment!
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes. We use only pre-packaged, sterilized and disposable acupuncture needles made of surgical stainless steel.
What You Can Count On From Us
From Kristin the Licensed Acupuncturist:
A lot of people don’t know that most licensed acupuncturists go through four years of post-graduate medical training to learn the very rich body of knowledge describing the art of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. We also go through biomedical training, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology, etc., and have to pass national board exams.
I have spent a significant amount of time becoming good at providing effective acupuncture treatments so that I can serve my patients. When you work with me, you can be guaranteed that our interaction will be professional, friendly, and sincere in my attempt to help you as you walk through your healing journey.
You will be treated with respect by someone who is intent on ensuring you have a comfortable and positive experience with acupuncture. You will be in a clean, comfortable treatment room as we go through your history and deliver a mostly painless treatment with some of the thinnest and most high-quality acupuncture needles available. Most of the needles do not cause pain when inserted.
Over 10 million acupuncture treatments are delivered annually in the United States alone. What are you waiting for? This medicine has been around for thousands of years, and it is available to help you right now! Click below to schedule, and we will see you on your healing journey!