"What can acupuncture do for me?"...
Acupuncture helps the body to remember how to work by restoring it’s systems and organs to a healthier state.
When your body is working optimally, you wake up with more energy, sleep better and you have the energy to create change from your work performance, relationships to even how you view your life. A body that is working is harmoniously is the foundation for a fuller and happier life.
Acupuncture as part of Chinese medicine is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances in the body that when left untreated can show up as medical conditions. The treatments work at both the root of the issue - and the branch- how the disharmony is manifesting such as headaches, fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. By treating the root, often several issues are treated at the same time. You may come in for headaches and after several treatments realize that your seasonal allergies have also lessened or resolved.
Acupuncture is a whole body medical approach to bringing harmony back to the body. Side effects are typically, reduced inflammation, improved sleep, lessened anxiety and over all healthier well being.
Perhaps, you are hearing about acupuncture more and more. Acupuncture has been growing in its popularity including being used in many hospitals and medical facilities as well as in the military due to its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions.
Currently, The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health recognize the effectiveness of acupuncture for the following conditions:
addiction, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, common cold, constipation, dental pain, depression, diarrhea, digestive issues, dizziness, dysentery, emotional problems, eye problems, facial paralysis, fatigue, fertility, fibromyalgia, headaches, hiccoughs, incontinence, irritable bowl syndrome, low back pain, menopause, menstrual irregularities, migraines, morning sickness, nausea or vomiting, osteoarthritis, pain, PMS, pneumonia, rhinitis, sciatica, seasonal affective disorder, sinusitis, sleep disturbances, sore throat, stress, tennis elbow, trigeminal neuralgia, urinary tract infections
What about the needles?
An acupuncture needle is about the thickness of a strand of hair. Most patients who are needle phobic find after the first few insertions, that they are no longer afraid. The treatments are relaxing and many patients and you may also - fall asleep during treatment.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is incredibly safe and effective when given by a trained and licensed practitioner. The needles I use are single-use, sterile needles. All acupuncturists are trained in clean needle technique. Overall, injuries from acupuncture with a licensed practitioner are very rare.
What is my initial visit like?
During your initial visit, we will review your medical history and do a Chinese Medicine intake- this is an in depth questionnaire regarding your main compliant and the different systems of your body. You will also have ample time to ask questions.
How many appointments will it take?
I'm asked this all the time. The general rule is that the longer you have had condition, the longer it takes to resolve. During the first appointment, I will let you know how many treatments and how often will be best for you.
Acupuncture can also be combined with hypnosis.