Acupuncture First Appointment: Initial Exam and Treatment-60 Minutes
Follow Up Treatments-45 Minutes
Each session includes evaluation and acupuncture treatment. You may add other modalities such as Fire Cupping, Moxabustion, Guasha, Tuning Forks, Nutritional Counseling, Exercises, Tui Na, or Massage Therapy to your session.
How Does Acupuncture Feel?
Many of my patients are new to acupuncture. I empathize with people who fear needles, therefore, I use a gentle method so you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. I use premium Japanese Acupuncture needles that are flexible and about the size of a human hair. These are significantly different from hypodermic injection needles. In fact, they are so much smaller that twenty can fit into one hypodermic needle. With Acupuncture, you may feel a slight sensation or you may not feel them at all. Once placed, you may feel a pleasant sensation of warmth, tingling or heaviness. This is your own bioelectric current moving through your body.
Typically, you will rest comfortably for 10-30 minutes. The treatment rooms are equipped with heated tables, relaxing music and soft sheets.
Most of my patients find acupuncture very calming and relaxing and often fall into a restful sleep during treatments.
How Can Acupuncture Help You?
- Treats you holistically so we will to treat all of your health concerns simultaneously.
- Complements your other medical care and has no unpleasant side effects.
- Is safe, effective and affordable
- Improves mental focus and productivity, helping you with athletic performance, work presentations and passing an exam
- Reduces the effects of stress on your body and calms your mind
- Improves your sleep and increases your energy
What is the course of treatment? How Long Does It Take To See Results?
The effects of treatments are cumulative. As acupuncture treats the root of the problem, most conditions require a series of treatments to resolve. The initial course of treatment is 10 sessions, administered twice weekly. Most conditions start improving around the 6th session. Chronic health issues and imbalances require several rounds of treatment. Factors including your general health, lifestyle, and diet influence results. Once your symptoms improve, you will receive a maintenance plan with lifestyle recommendations customized to you.
During the course of treatment you can expect to have more energy and better sleep as your symptoms improve.
How Does It Work?
Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine, known for preventing and treating illness for over 3000 years.
Acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment for many health conditions. It involves the stimulation of certain body points using pre-sterilized, disposable, filiform needles.
Numerous biochemical and neurological mechanisms for acupuncture’s actions have been identified, including the release of various neurotransmitters and pain killing chemicals. (bradykinin, enkephalins, endorphins, dynorphins, Substance P, dopamine, GABA, nitric oxide, and serotonin). Modulation of the activity of pain sensation via pain conducting nerve fibers has been documented, as well as the changes in the brain’s processing of information at the neocortical, limbic and brainstem levels.
Acupuncture promotes purinergic signaling, opioid receptor binding, autonomic balance, regulates hormones and neurotransmitters, releases endorphins, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. These effects reduce pain and restore your health and well-being.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective therapy for many medical conditions, including:
Orthopedic & Nerve Pain:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Spinal Stenosis pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain (Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Jaw and face pain
- Sinus Headache & Pain
- Muscle pulls & strains
- Joint Pain
- Pre/post surgical
- Car accident recovery
- Blood Pressure Balance
- Cold Hands & Feet
- Brain Fog
- Mental Fatigue
Immune System Support
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post Surgical Recovery
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