Acupuncture

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:

  • Addictions
  • Allergies
  • Anti-aging & longevity
  • Colds, cough, respiratory conditions.
  • Constipation & digestive issues
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility & pregnancy care
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Numbness, peripheral neuropathy
  • Pain of any kind
  • PMS, painful periods, irregular periods
  • Skin disease & wounds
  • Sports injuries & athletic performance
  • Stress
  • Stroke recovery & neurological issues
  • Traumatic injury & surgery recovery
  • Vertigo
  • Weight loss

What to Expect

Your first visit is a consult where you’ll share your top concerns with your acupuncturist, followed by a health history and physical evaluation. If your acupuncturist determines they can help you, a treatment consists of hair-thin needles inserted into targeted points on the body. Most people feel very little from the needles and even fall asleep. You will rest with the needles in for 20-30 minutes and can go about your day as normal afterward. Your acupuncturist may incorporate additional treatment modalities based on your needs, such as electro acupuncture, moxibustion, or herbal medicine.

How It Works

Acupuncture is a physical medicine that boosts the body’s natural healing abilities. It regulates the nervous system and improves function in specific muscles, vessel groups, and organs. Acu-points are like control panel switches that help the body send pain-relieving neurochemicals where they are most needed and nourish malfunctioning areas with healthy blood flow and nutrients. MRIs have shown that the brain connects specific body parts with specific acu-points. Acupuncture also regulates gasotransmitters, such as nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide, the correct distribution of which is key to good health.

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!

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