Acupuncture is a safe and gentle procedure used to prevent illness, treat a wide range of diseases and relieve pain. It originated in China more than 4000 years ago and has been embraced worldwide due to its effectiveness. So how does it work? In traditional Chinese medicine, Qi or vital energy runs in our bodies in channels or meridians in order to nourish organs and tissues. An obstruction in the movement of the energy, interrupts the normal flow and like a traffic jam, causes the energy to back up. This interruption of qi flow is causes pain, dysfunction and ultimately disease. The meridians can be influenced by needling acupuncture points and used to impact the flow of qi. The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of qi.
The Western scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. Research shows that acupuncture improves blood flow, reduces inflammation, stimulates the release of endorphins which are natural pain relievers and serotonin which helps to elevate mood. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Conditions that benefits from acupuncture
- Emotional disorders (Anxiety, Stress, Depression, PTSD)
- Digestive complaints (Nausea, vomiting, IBS)
- Neurological disorder (Headaches, Migraines, Stroke rehabilitation)
- Respiratory conditions (Cold/flu, sinus infections, asthma)
- Gynecological disorders (Menstrual irregularities, Infertility, Menopause)
- Chronic pain (Injuries, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia)
- Cardiovascular disease (Palpitations, high blood pressure, angina)
- Drug, Alcohol, or Tobacco Addictions
- Chemotherapy-induced Nausea/Vomiting
Acupuncture Service Menu
Acupuncture Initial Session – $150
Includes a brief intake, history and introduction to acupuncture. First treatment is also included at no additional charge. Plan on being in the office for up to 60 minutes. Wear loose comfortable clothing or bring shorts and a t-shirt. Required for all new Acupuncture clients.
Acupuncture Follow-Up – $110
Expect to spend 45-60 minutes at our office. Wear loose comfortable clothing or bring shorts and a t-shirt. This appointment type is for return patients only.
Cupping Add-On- Complimentary
Add Cupping Therapy to any Acupuncture Treatment by request or Doctor suggestion.