Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. Acupuncture is a wonderful alternative or addition to western medicine and pharmaceutical drugs. We strive to help you feel symptom free, energized, and to improve your overall health and well-being. Call today and let us help you feel better! Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Injection Therapy, Cupping, and Moxibustion not only have a history of thousands of years of practice with abundant clinical knowledge, but also have modern clinical relevance as far as having a wide range of indications, good curative effect, safe usage and minimal side effects.
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. Some research has shown that it is possible acupuncture works through neurohormonal pathways, meaning, you put the needle into specific points in the body and stimulate the nerve and nerve pathways. Acupuncture involves stimulation of anatomical locations on the body, by penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation.
Promotes blood flow, stimulates the body’s healing mechanisms, stimulates the release of natural analgesics (pain killers), reduces the intensity and perception of chronic pain, relaxes muscle fibers and reduces stress.
Acupuncture needles are flexible, as thin as hair and you will hardly feel them when inserted. When manipulated with ease, the needles may produce a unique sensation that Chinese medicine calls de qi. We often call it “getting the Qi.” Patients often describe this as a heavy or spreading sensation. You may also feel an “electrical” sensation moving through the meridian pathways. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.
The healing qualities of acupuncture are cumulative, meaning that more than one treatment is almost always necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 6 to 10 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after one or two. In the case of chronic conditions, it may take longer to feel a healing response, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.