What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese medicine involves the application of fine needles placed along specific points of the body to regulate the flow of energy through the body for the purpose of decreasing pain, supporting circulation, and optimizing the nervous system and other regulatory systems of the body to heal naturally.
Licensed East Asian Medical Practitioners, trained in acupuncture, provide a philosophical approach to care that applies thousands of years of Chinese medicine practice to create the unique art and mastery of acupuncture as an alternative modality to treating many common health conditions in combination with traditional western methods.
What to expect at an acupuncture visit?
The initial appointment includes an interview, diagnosis, and treatment and lasts for about one hour. Follow-up appointments last about 45 minutes. The frequency and duration of treatment depends on the type of issue being
addressed. In general, acute injuries require 1-2 treatments per week over the course of 2-3 weeks, while more chronic issues will require treatment on a weekly basis for an average of 8-10 weeks. During the initial intake your
practitioner will give you a prognosis for treatment of your specific condition and answer any questions you may have.
What does Acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture is generally a very pleasant experience. Most patients are able to achieve a relaxed state, and some patients even fall asleep. The insertion of the needles is minimally felt. Common sensations that the patient may feel
include dull, achy, or a heavy sensation. If a patient is uncomfortable for any reason, the patient may communicate the feeling to the practitioner who can adjust the needles accordingly.
What kinds of conditions does Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture treats a wide variety of conditions, the following is a list of some common conditions, but there are many more not listed. Please contact me to learn more about how acupuncture can help you.
- Allergies & Asthma
- Headaches & Migraines
- Low Back Pain & Sciatica
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Chronic Joint Pain
- Fertility Support
- PMS & Menopause
- Stress Management
- Digestive Disorders & more