WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
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.
Please allot 60-90min for your Initial appointment and 45-60min for Follow-ups. (The length of the appointment is dependent upon the specific health needs of the client and determined by the practitioner.) Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing for your treatment.
ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE HERBOLOGY
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Chinese Herbal Medicine, along with the other components of Chinese medicine, is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person’s Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.