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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of sterile, hair-thin needles into pressure points. 

 

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Health (NIH) for many conditions. Below is a partial list of conditions acupuncture can heal:

 

  • Pain (head to toe, chronic or acute)

  • Stress and its resulting negative impact on the body, mind, and emotions

  • TMJ (tempero-mandibular joint pain)

  • Infertility (female and male)

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Nausea

  • Weight Loss

  • Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Post-Partum Depression

  • Sinusitis, Allergies, Asthma, COPD, and other respiratory conditions

  • High Cholesterol

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Women's Health concerns such as menopausal symptomsamenorrhea (no periods), dysmenorrhea (painful periods), fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, PCOS, premature ovarian failure, and more.

  • Insomnia

  • Peptic Ulcers

  • GERD (reflux, heartburn)

  • Constipation and Diarrhea

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Chron's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Parasites, and other digestive conditions

  • Addictions (tobacco, food, and other drugs)

 

As you can see, acupuncture can benefit many health conditions and treats all body systems. However, one of the most powerful benefits of acupuncture is its ability to reduce stress and all of the symptoms it causes. 

 

How Acupuncture Works

 

The Western Understanding

Western medicine does not have one overarching theory that explains all of the effects and benefits of acupuncture. Scientific research has explored some very specific physical and emotional responses to acupuncture, through which we can gain a partial understanding of its benefits. 

 

1. Acupuncture increases immune function and resistance to disease by stimulating the cells that kill bacteria and viruses.

 

2. Acupuncture reduces pain by releasing endorphins. Acupuncture also reduces pain by changing how the central nervous system and peripheral nerves transmit and receive pain signals.

 

3. Acupuncture reduces inflammation and promotes feelings of well-being by changing the way the body releases neurotransmitters (biochemical substances that stimulate or inhibit nerve impulses) and neurohormones (naturally-occurring chemical substances that can change the structure or function, or impact the activity of, a body organ). 

 

Additionally, acupuncture reduces inflammation by increasing circulation and smooth muscle relaxation.

 

The Eastern Understanding

 

Energy and vitality, also known as "qi" is the basis of all life. Qi circulates through the body in channels similar to blood vessels, known as "meridians." These channels flow along known and predictable pathways. Pressure points form in the places along the channels where qi gathers.

 

Each meridian travels to two of your organs, and each meridian connects with several other meridians. In this way, the meridians create a complex energy circuit that feeds all of your cells, tissues, and organs. If qi becomes blocked in an area along this circuit or if there is not enough qi to support the cells, tissues, and organs it feeds, physical, mental, or emotional disease can result.

 

Through the stimulation and regulation of pressure points and meridian pathways, acupuncture balances your energy circuit, and hence your cells, tissues, and organs.

 

What to Expect

 

The initial visit begins with a consultation; during this consulation you and the doctor discuss and hone your treatment goals. After the consultation you will receive your first acupuncture treatment. During this proess, the doctor will create a customized treatment plan for you, based upon your individual needs.

 

The modalities employed during a treatment will depend upon what you need. Treatments can utilize any of the following:

 

  • Acupuncture

  • Acupressure

  • Cupping

  • Guasha

  • Electro-acupuncture

  • Infrared heat therapy

  • Moxibustion

  • Chinese herbal formulas

  • Homeopathic or vitamin injections

  • Saliva, hair, or micro-nutrient testing


Appointments

 

CALL (561) 624-9744.

 

We accept insurance. If you'd like to use your insurance to pay for your treatment, call or email the office and we will verify your benefits. We will contact you prior to treatment so that you know exactly what to expect.