WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing method, originating in China. It involves the insertion of fine needles into the body in order to influence physical, mental and emotional function. Single-use, sterile needles are used in every treatment, and inserted into specific points that have been tested over thousands of years. These points are in specific locations that are safe. In most cases, the needles are so thin that the patient does not even feel them being inserted.

 

There are energetic pathways called meridians that run through the body. Points along these meridians are stimulated through Acupuncture to promote healing and increase circulation. In Chinese Medicine, the body is treated as a whole. The mind and emotions aren’t separated from the organs, so often people feel balanced and have a greater sense of emotional health along with pain relief as a result of treatment.

 

From a western medical point of view, the insertion of needles is introducing a foreign object into your body. Our bodies react to this in a very specific way, increasing blood flow and releasing endorphins, serotonin, epinephrine, and other hormones to combat the foreign object and any possible infection that might follow. This works to our benefit by bringing all the things our bodies need to heal itself to areas of the body that need it most. In this way, acupuncture can be an impressive tool for increasing recovery times and recovering from chronic injury or illness. Multiple studies have shown Acupuncture to be more effective than many prescription pain killers.

CONDITIONS TREATED:

Allergies
Anxiety/Depression
Back and Joint Pain
Digestive Issues
Fertility Issues
Headaches

HPA Disregulation – “Adrenal Fatigue”

Immune Disregulation

Chronic and Acute Inflammation
Insomnia

Musculoskeletal Problems
Muscle Spasms

Pelvic Pain
Stress
Substance Addictions
Women’s Health Issues

PRACTITIONERS

Ben Fleisher at Woodstock Healing Arts

 BEN FLEISHER, LAc, CZB
Acupuncturist

Charles LaBarre at Woodstock Healing Arts

CHARLES LaBARRE, LAc
Acupuncturist

Alexis Sarandon at Woodstock Healing Arts

ALEXIS SARANDON, LAc
Acupuncturist

Clive Tucker at Woodstock Healing Arts

CLIVE TUCKER, LAc
Acupuncturist

ERIC TISCHLER, LAc
Acupuncturist