is one of the main treatment modalities in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for thousands of years. It is a medical technique that utilizes very fine needles to gently stimulate specific points on the body that help maintain the internal balance of energy (qi). Qi flows through 14 pathways or meridians in the body that connect to the internal organs, bones, joints, and tendons. Meridians run along the body’s surface and act like roads and highways where the qi flows through. On meridians, there are areas where the qi collects, called acupuncture points. The meridians can get blocked or stagnate as a result of stress, poor diet/lifestyle, injury, and emotional/physical pain. Stimulating the acupuncture points helps restore and balance the flow of qi in the body resulting in physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture is a physiological medicine that works on several levels in the body.
Once stimulated, these points trigger the body to:
• Release norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and several types of opioids that reduce pain and make us feel good
• Change the concentration of triglycerides, cholesterol, and phospholipids
• Release neurotransmitters that influence the immune and antinociceptive (pain-blocking) systems
• Transfer material and electrical energy between normal and injured tissues
Acupuncture needles are thin and very small, comparable to the thickness of human hair.
We use only pre-sterilized, single-use, disposable needles. When inserted through the skin there may be a quick pinch, pressure, or itch sensation, however, there should be no sharp pain.
During the treatment, it is normal to fall asleep and feel very relaxed.
Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy and helps treat many pregnancy-related issues (such as nausea, fatigue, anxiety, sciatica, etc).
Acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe, gentle electrical current. This treatment is generally used to reduce pain, weakness, and tension in the body. It is also used for neuropathy and other nerve-related diseases.
A technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow.
This treatment helps reduce pain, tension, and stiffness. Cups create a vacuum on the skin which pulls up on tight, deep muscle tissue, the process releases stagnant blood and lymph to flow freely.
There are hundreds of acupuncture points in the ear that represent a microsystem of the whole body, with points treating both physical and emotional conditions. The beads stimulate the points naturally and non-invasively.
A thermal stimulation therapy that affects superficially and deep in to the muscles. It involves the burning of an herb called Ai Ye or Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) directly or indirectly on the skin.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TREATMENT
Fill out the initial paperwork and health history intake — Once your appointment is scheduled, we will electronically send you the initial paperwork to fill out prior to your appointment.
Please bring a list of your current medications, supplements, vitamins, etc... that you are taking.
Eat a light meal a few hours before your visit. Fasting or being hungry increases your risk of fainting, nausea, or dizziness. Also, do not overeat or eat too-rich foods before coming in because they may cause stomach upset.
Avoid consuming alcohol prior to or after your treatment. Alcohol can increase the risks of shock.
Initial Consultation with Acupuncture
Your first appointment includes a holistic assessment of your body to determine the appropriate treatment. This treatment will take about 75-90 minutes.
A report of findings is given after your first visit and a new evaluation is taken. This is followed by acupuncture and other appropriate modalities. This treatment will take about 45-60 minutes.
This is a 10-needle ear treatment to help with PTSD, stress, drug addiction, emotional and mental disorders, insomnia, and pain.