Acupuncture is part of one of the oldest known and most widely respected alternative medical systems in the world. In the past 10 years, acupuncture has made a name for itself in the medical communities of the U.S. It has gained acceptance and respect by leading researchers in the field of medicine.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness for over 40 common disorders, such as:
- Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
- Toothaches, earaches, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis
- Respiratory Disorders
- Colds & flus, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis
- Circulatory Disorders
- Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris
- Urogenital Disorders
- Cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy
- Gynecological Disorders
- Menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia
- Psychoemotional & Neurological Disorders
- Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostals neuralgia, poststroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus
Acupuncture is extremely safe. As a licensed acupuncturist, I use individually packaged, sterile, disposable needles. These thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body. This insertion interacts with the body’s natural energy and gives the body direction in balancing and healing itself. Our expertise in choosing which acupoints to use in each particular case is what makes your treatment so effective.
Acupuncture needles are not much thicker than a strand of hair, and their insertion is not like receiving an ordinary injection with a thick needle. In some cases, you will not even know the needles are in place. In others, there may be some tingling, warmth, heaviness, or a feeling of qi moving up and down the channels. Most of our clients find acupuncture extremely relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi is the vital energy force necessary for life and bodily functions. All disease is caused by the lack of free flow of Qi. Qi flows through distinct channels that cover the body, somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels. Acupuncture adjusts the flow of qi in the body, leading it to areas where it is needed and drawing it from areas where it is stuck and/or in excess. In this way, acupuncture restores the harmonious balance of the body and its parts. The Chinese have a saying, “If there is pain, there is no free flow; if there is free flow, there is no pain.” Restored harmony and free flow of qi manifests in the body as health and wellness.
While receiving acupuncture:
- Relax. There is no need to be frightened. Ask us any questions you have along the way so that you can get the maximum benefit from your treatment.
- Do not change your position or move suddenly. If you are uncomfortable, tell us.
- We provide a tranquil space that is warm and the calming sounds ensure a peaceful experience.
Here are some suggestions to help you get the maximum benefit from your treatment:
- Wear loose clothing. Women should not wear one piece dresses. Avoid wearing tight stockings.
- Avoid treatment when excessively fatigued, hungry, full, emotionally upset, or shortly after sex.