Why Choose Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine, and there is a reason it has been utilized for centuries!
Acupuncture is often used to: speed recovery after surgery, alleviate the side effects of medication, and provide relief from the side effects of chronic illness.
Acupuncture has been found effective for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including but not limited to: headaches, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, allergies, back pain, digestive disorders, joint pain, sleeping problems, infertility, and menstrual disorders.
Lasting Effects of Acupuncture
Acupuncture treats the whole person, not just certain parts of the body or certain sets of symptoms. Those who receive treatment on a regular basis report that they tend to get sick less often, recover more quickly from illness or injury, have improved energy levels, see reductions in long-term health care costs, and receive a greater sense of ease in their lives.
What to Expect
Acupuncture is performed by the insertion of special sterilized needles into specific points or areas of the body. Some may feel a needle sensation- be it a small pinch, movement, or dull ache, all of which will subside almost instantly. Some may feel nothing at all (and look up to see if the needle is even there!) Many patients report deep relaxation and even fall asleep! At times, other East Asian medical techniques may be used including Cupping: a technique using glass or plastic cups on the surface of the skin with a heat created or suction created vacuum; Gua Sha: rubbing on an area of the body with a blunt, round instrument; Moxibustion: warming or indirect burning of mugwort on or near an acupuncture point; and Tui Na: Chinese medical massage. All of these modalities benefit the body, mind and spirit.