Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which tiny needles are inserted into the body to stimulate points. It is used to diagnose and treat all types of health ailments ranging from the common cold to life threatening illness.
Acupuncture is described as a way to balance the flow of life force “qi” which is always flowing through the body in pathways called meridians. Balancing the flow is done by inserting very thin needles in a patient’s skin to open the pathways and release blockages in the paths. It is believed, especially in the western world, that the needles also stimulate nerves and activate natural pain relief in the body. They also increase blood supply.
Does Acupuncture really work?
Does Acupuncture hurt?
More and more people are starting to see the natural healing benefits of Acupuncture, however we still get many questions about this ancient therapy that we will answer today!
Does Acupuncture actually work?
However, it is important to keep in mind acupuncture should not be used as a cure all. Since acupuncture is completely natural with little to none side effects, it can be used in conjunction with any other treatment you are receiving or any current prescriptions or pain medications you’re taking. Acupuncture has actually helped our patient’s decrease their dosage of pain medications or stop their reliance all together.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
It’s also extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug free therapy, yielding no side effects and is virtually painless. Only sterile needles are used and are discarded after each use. However, it is important to use a licensed, trusted professional whom you trust. It is advised to research acupuncturists in your area and set up a meeting with your potential provider. As with any medical professional, it is important that you feel comfortable and safe in his/her presence!
How many treatments will I need?
Will my insurance cover for my treatment?
Conditions We Treat
Multiskeletal and Neurological Disorder
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Migraines and Headaches
Pain and Inflammation
- Carpal Tunnel
- Tennis Elbow
- Drop Foot
- Limb Neuropathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Acid Reflux
- Menstrual Issues
- Menopause Symptoms
- Induce Labor
We offer free 15 minute consultations for you to meet with a therapist to go over your conditions. If you feel comfortable and wish to proceed with your treatment we certainly can do so.
What to expect at each Acupuncture treatment
Your session begins with a evaluation and
assessment. Talk openly and please share any concerns you have; your information is always confidential with us. The initial treatment will take approximately 90 to 120 minutes so please make ample time for your appointment.
We believe the combination of many natural therapies yields the most beneficial results. Each individual is different, your therapist will come up with a treatment plan best suited for your needs which may include:
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Electrical Stimulation
- 15 min Acupressure Therapy
- Cupping Therapy