Acupuncture has helped billions of people over the past 5000 years. Acupuncture care helps to relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems. It can also uncover the underlying root cause(s) of those symptoms.
The goal of this dynamic and integrated health care system is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body. It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease.
Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free and effective. The perfect way to get well and stay healthy.
How does Acupuncture work?
Inside of you is an intelligent, energetic system that maintains health and balance. Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine.
Chinese medicine is based on the concept of “qi” (chee), or vital energy. Qi flows through our bodies via meridians or pathways that are connected to our major internal organs. There are over 2000 acupuncture or "trigger" points associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Imbalance and disease occur when this flow of energy is blocked in the free flow of blood and vital energy.
Acupuncture works by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points along these meridians to balance the flow of qi, thus bringing the body back into balance. Scientific measurements of acupuncture show an increased circulation of blood to the area being treated and an increase in the hormones called endorphins, which block pain and promote healing, strengthen the immune system, and promote blood circulation.
The effect of physiological function and health from Acupuncture follows a holistic medical paradigm to regulate the function of the human body, calm the nervous system, regulate the endocrine system, and increase resistance by enhancing the immune system.
Health is an inner resiliency that allows you to meet the demands of life. Being in a state of health helps you thrive in the face of environmental, physical, emotional and mental stress.
When qi is balanced and flowing freely, the body's natural self-healing abilities are activated, enabling internal stability and harmony to occur. The body will flourish, and true health and well being can be achieved.
How long does treatment take?
Acupuncture is usually given in a series of treatments. Since each person is unique, the number and frequency of treatments needed will vary depending on whether the condition is chronic or acute and on the vitality of the individual.
To maximize the chance for recovery and prevent problems from becoming chronic, regular treatments should be given until the problem is resolved. Each subsequent treatment should give a better and more prolonged result and the symptoms should gradually disappear as the treatments continue.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Yes. Only sterile disposable needles are used. Complications due to acupuncture are extremely rare and there are virtually no side effects. Over five thousand years of clinical experience have shown acupuncture to be a safe and effective medical treatment.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Because the needles are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair, the sensation is generally quite mild. Nearly all patients experience a significant level of relaxation and may even fall asleep during treatment. Following an acupuncture treatment, many patients feel a heightened sense of well-being which may last for several days.
In some cases, it is not necessary to use needles at all; other techniques are also effective when treating young children or sensitive adults. If you have a real fear of needles, I will be happy to discuss this with you.
How do I prepare for an acupuncture treatment?
What disorders are treatable with Traditional Chinese Medicine?
What is Orthopedic Acupuncture?
Orthopedic acupuncture uses muscle motor points, trigger points and traditional Chinese medical points. Motor points are usually found at the
mid section of mucsles and have the greatest neural potential. Trigger points often indicate pain referral. Traditional Chinese medical points correspond to the flow of the body meridians
and are powerful in resolving disorders throughout the whole body. Internal and external herbal applications can also be applied.
Most people who seek out acupuncture are looking for relief from pain. Pain due to everyday stress, incorrect ergonomics and injury can be treated using orthopedic acupuncture. It is an effective way to manage and treat musculo-skeletal problems.
Some of the musculo-skeletal problems treated include:
Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture:
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