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All About Acupuncture Treatment

Classical acupuncture is a vast body of ancient knowledge collected and compiled over many centuries by the Chinese. It is a system of diagnosing and treating disease using fine needles inserted into specific points on the body. The practice dates back thousands of years.

The basis for a classical understanding of acupuncture’s effects is Taoism, an ancient philosophy that has as its first principle the concept of Yin and Yang through the body. Classical acupuncturists insert needles into acupuncture points to either increase or decrease the amount of energy in a given organ system, in order to balance Yin and Yang. Resorting Yin and Yang restore the health and vitality of the body.

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3 Benefits Of Getting Acupuncture

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Reduces Stress

A top reason that people seek Acupuncture is due to stress. This treatment has been shown to lower stress hormones, moderate mood, and reduce anxiety.

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Reduces Physical Pain

Poor posture, keyboards, heavy backpacks, mobile phones, and cell phones are all factors that can cause pain that permeates our workdays and keeps us awake at night. Acupuncture offers pain relief that is not drug-based and also reduces inflammation and swelling.

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Relief from Headache

Your entire body will benefit from well-functioning blood circulation throughout your body. A rich blood supply can help your muscles heal and function properly if they are sore, tense, or injured. You may feel more relaxed and less stressed because of improved circulation.

Acutherapy (needle, electro, or pressure therapy applied to traditional acupuncture points or nerve points) is based on “chi,” an unseen energy force that flows throughout the body in a series of channels. “Chi” is considered the vital life force. 

“Chi” keeps the blood circulating, fighting disease, warms the body, and regulates the functioning of organs. All channels are paired, with each Yin channel coupled with a Yang channel.

Although not well understood in the West, Eastern acutherapy does have a place in conventional medicine due to its success with many chronic lifestyle disorders which often respond poorly to drugs and surgery. There is an almost complete lack of adverse side effects and complications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture involves the stimulation of certain points of the body with needles. This can alter various biochemical or physiological conditions. Endorphins are the body’s pain-relieving neurohormones. Acupuncture stimulates their release. Acupuncture can also affect the hormonal system and promote pain relief, decreased inflammation, and increased circulation.

The needles of acupuncture are similar in thickness to the whiskers of a dog and almost painless when they are inserted.

The needle will be inserted to the correct depth by a practitioner. They will then insert the needle to the appropriate depth. You may feel tingling, heaviness or warmth. Every person will experience a different sensation. If you feel any discomfort, please inform your doctor and they’ll adjust the needles accordingly. To ensure safety, all needles are sterilized and in a disposable format.

Yes. Acupuncture can also be used to promote labor efficiency. Many midwives and obstetricians recommend Acupuncture to their pregnant patients.

Each person experiences acupuncture differently. The type of problem being treated will determine how quickly some people notice the benefits. Others may need to wait a while before feeling the difference. Some people feel very relaxed, while others feel euphoric and energized. Patients who feel the same after leaving the clinic might notice changes within hours or days.

An increasing number of insurance companies now cover acupuncture. To find out if your insurance company covers acupuncture, please contact them to find out more.

You can also contact our office to get more information.

Benefits Of Getting An Acupuncture Treatment

  1. Lowers Stress. Acupuncture has a long history of lowering stress levels. It calms the nervous system and helps us to deal with stressors in our lives.
  2. Provides Energy Many people report feeling relaxed and meditative during acupuncture treatments. They feel more energetic in the days, weeks, and hours following treatment.
  3. Helps you Sleep If you have insomnia that is either chronic or sporadic then acupuncture may be able to help. For those who are unable to find relief from western medications or acupuncture, regular treatments can be extremely effective.
  4. Develops Self-Awareness All things are connected. It could be that one of your parts hurts because of another thing happening in your body. Acupuncture can help you increase your awareness of these connections and how they impact you and your overall well-being.
  5. Strengthens the Immune System. Acupuncture helps to strengthen your immune system, prevent injury and illness, and build immunity to diseases. Regular visits to acupuncture can help strengthen your immune system, which will prevent the need for emergency treatments when illness or injury occurs.
  6. Improves Patience Humans are impatient. The pressures of society and the desire for instant gratification lead to impatience in daily life. Acupuncture is not a quick fix. It takes time and the willingness to let go our “I want this now” mentality. This is where patience can grow.
  7. Helps With Headaches. Acupuncture can be used to treat tension headaches and migraines. The treatment dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow. Migraine sufferers often feel tension in their necks and upper backs. Acupuncture is used to reduce this tension.

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