Each session includes evaluation and acupuncture treatment. You may add other modalities such as Electro Acupuncture, Fire Cupping, Moxabustion, Guasha, Tuning Forks, Nutritional Counseling, and Therapeutic Exercises to your session. Insurance accepted.
How Does Acupuncture Feel?
Many of my patients are new to acupuncture. I empathize with people who fear needles!
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. The movement of your current may be enhanced with the electrostim unit. Electrostim is not painful and in addition to pain reduction, it also helps to calm the nervous system.
Typically, you will rest comfortably for 10-45 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 specific 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. 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:
Spinal Stenosis pain
Elbow pain (Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis)
Jaw and face pain
Sinus Headache & Pain
Muscle pulls & strains
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. Please ask me about your specific health goals. Questions? Interested in a free consultation? Call 206-388-3349 or email me.