Many of my patients are new to acupuncture, and I empathize with patients who have a fear of needles. I use a gentle method to allow your body to adjust to the needles before balancing your Qi, so you leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Initial Exam and Treatment-60 Minutes
Follow Up Treatments-45 Minutes-
Each session includes evaluation and acupuncture treatment. Other modalities such as Fire Cupping, Moxabustion, Guasha, Tuning Forks, Nutritional Counseling, Exercises, Tui Na, or Massage Therapy may be added to your session. A typical course of treatment is 10 sessions, administered twice a week for most health conditions followed by a maintenance plan of fewer sessions and lifestyle recommendations customized to you.
How Does Acupuncture Feel?
Acupuncture needles are flexible and very fine with a diameter about the size of a human hair. They are very different than the hollow needles used for injections. In fact they are so small that about twenty can fit into one hypodermic needle. The needles may produce a slight sensation or you may not feel them at all. Once in place, you may feel a pleasant sensation of warmth, numbness, tingling or heaviness. This is your own bioelectric current moving through your body.
Depending on the individual and the treatment goals, needles are left in place for 10-30 minutes while you rest comfortably. The treatment rooms are comfortable and 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?
- Acupuncture treats you holistically so we will to treat all of your health concerns simultaneously.
- Acupuncture complements your other medical care and has no unpleasant side effects.
- Acupuncture is safe, effective and affordable
- Acupuncture improves mental focus and productivity, helping you with athletic performance, work presentations and passing an exam
- Acupuncture improves your sleep and increases your energy
- Acupuncture reduces the effects of stress on your body and calms your mind
What is the course of treatment? How Long Does It Take To See Results?
The time it takes to see results depends on the condition we are treating and and how long you’ve had it. During the course of treatment you can expect to have more energy and sleep better while your symptoms of imbalance improve.
The initial course of treatment is 10 sessions. Typically, most conditions show improvement around the 6th session. Acute conditions resolve quickly, while chronic conditions take longer. Chronic health issues and imbalances require several rounds of treatment. Factors including your general health, lifestyle, and diet influence results.
The effects of treatments are cumulative. Acupuncture treats the root of the problem, therefore a series of treatments is required to resolve your condition. At the start of your treatment, its best to schedule your sessions close together, 1-3 times per week, then reduce the frequency as you improve. This allows for the most effective results in the shortest time possible. Once your health is restored and symptoms minimized, you will receive a customized maintenance program with lifestyle recommendations and less frequent visits.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that has prevented and treated illness for over 3000 years.
In a nutshell, your body is comprised of a network of complex bioelectric circuits called meridians. Qi is the traditional term to describe the electrical current that travels along meridians.
Specific points along the meridians are stimulated to balance the current, treating pain, illness and dysfunction. All living things including plants, animals, water and air have electrical current. Maintaining smooth current throughout your body is essential not only for treating pain and illness but also for improving your well being.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture treats many medical conditions. The world Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective therapy for many medical conditions, including:
Pain: Bone, Muscle, And Nervous System
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain (Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Jaw and face pain
- Muscle pulls & strains
- Joint Pain
- Pre/post surgical
- Car accident recovery
- Blood Pressure Balance
- Cold Hands & Feet
Immune System Support
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post Surgical Recovery
Many other conditions are also treatable with Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine. Please feel free to ask about your specific health goals. Questions? Interested in a free consultation? Call 206-388-3349 or email us.
Call: 206-388-3349 509 Olive Way # 1658 Seattle, WA 98101