What is Acupuncture?
The practice of Acupuncture works by promoting the body's natural healing and functioning. Heat or electrical stimulation can be applied at very precise acupuncture points in the body by inserting needles. These acupuncture points affect the meridian points in the body (channels of energy). The stimulation from the needles essentially unblock any obstructions in the natural patterns of the meridians, reestablishing the circulation of energy through the tissues and organs of the body.
Acupuncture is a practice that dates back to 2,500 years ago, some sources say 5,000 years ago. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture, was the method of health care going back thousands of years. So when someone needed medical attention, of any kind, it was addressed under the auspices of TCM.
Acupuncture may be used as Treatment for:
- Digestive Issues: Gastritis, Spastic colon, Constipation, Diarrhea
- Respiratory Disorders: Bronchitis, Asthma, Sore Throat, Recurrent Chest Infections
- Neurological & Muscular Disorders: Headaches, Neck Pain, Tendinitis, Frozen Shoulder, Back Pain, Sciatica, Arthritis
- Tension & Emotional Conditions
- Urinary, Menstrual & Reproductive problems
What will your Acupuncture visit be like?
When you come into the office you will be asked a detailed history not only regarding your chief complaint but about various aspects of your being. For instance, you may be asked about your digestion, energy level, sleeping patterns, bowel movements, emotional tendencies, stress levels, and so on. Your pulse will be examined as well as your tongue. All of this provides valuable insight into your whole condition with which to make a TCM diagnosis and provide the most effective acupuncture treatment.
Upon the initial visit, you will be shown the acupuncture needles and the doctor can provide a self-demonstration of the insertion technique so that you will be familiar with what to expect. The needles are sterile and are disposed of after each use. Good doctor patient communication is encouraged to ensure your comfort and the most effective acupuncture treatment for you.
|Monday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 12:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 4:00pm|