Acupuncture

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History

Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for over  2,500 years. The theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for healthy physiology. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for discomfort, illness and disease. Acupuncture can correct imbalances  with the stimulation of hair thin needles at anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques.

Acupuncture can be used to treat many types of health conditions. It can also be used to enhance a person's energy and general well being.

What does Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture is effective:

Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.

Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy, Fetal Malposition, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.

Men’s Health: Prostate, Infertility, Impotence.

Pediatrics: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.

Preventative Health: Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness

Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain

Sprains / Strains, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Foot Pain, Stiff Shoulders and Neck, Lumbago, Sciatic Pain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Painful Joints, TMJ, Toothache, Headache and Migraines, Rheumatism; Arthritis Facial Paralysis; Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia

Addictions: Tobacco, Narcotics, Alcohol, Weight Loss

Diseases of the Heart and Vascular System: Angina, High blood pressure

Digestive Disorders: Indigestion, Stomach ulcers, Gall stones, Diarrhea, Constipation, Nausea, Vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Diseases of the Respiratory system: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis,  Sinusitis

Diseases of the nervous system: Anxiety, depression, Stroke, Neuralgia, Nerve paralysis Headaches/migraines

Your First Treatment

For your first acupuncture treatment, please schedule a New Patient Appointment, and allow up to 90 minutes for our time together. This appointment includes a comprehensive intake – please fill out new patient forms in advance. Acupuncture appointments for established patients are 60 minutes.

All acupuncture appointments include needling therapy and an herbal medicine consultation. Other modalities, such as massage, cupping and gua sha may be included in your treatment.

What can I expect from my acupuncture treatment?

Acupuncture uses hair thin needles, and for most the procedure is painless and can be very relaxing. Many patients report feelings of well-being and general relaxation during and after their session. The number of treatments a person needs varies according to the severity and the type of their condition.