What is Traditional Acupuncture? A time-tested practice backed by more than 2,100 years, traditional acupuncture utilizes tiny needles to access distinct points on the body to restore balance, alleviate pain, reduce stress and anxiety, enhance sleep, treat disease and improve overall well-being. Traditional acupuncture treats the whole person, no matter what ails you.
How Does it Work? Tiny needles are inserted carefully into key points on the body to trigger an increase in blood flow to areas where it is blocked or weak. When healthy blood flow is restored, the body’s natural healing abilities are activated, sending the body back into balance.
Traditional acupuncture allows us to access full-body health without the removal of any clothing. We’ll pinpoint and effectively treat your ailments via specific points on your head, face, arms, hands, lower legs and feet all while you relax and take a breather from today’s stressors.
Traditional acupuncture treats the whole body from head to toe. Acupuncture has the ability to treat a wide range of medical ailments, including:
It is estimated that over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain (pain lasting for more than three months) with low back, mid back, upper back, hip, shoulder, knee, elbow and joint pain being the most common complaints. Studies have shown that acupuncture helps alleviate chronic pain and it comes without the side effects of more common treatments like surgery and prescription medications.
Acupuncture has been proven to accelerate the healing of several types of sports injuries such as sprains, strains and spasms. It relieves pain, decreases inflammation and increases blood flow resulting in quicker recovery and enhanced performance.
Insomnia and depression are often linked and can be a result of chronic stress. A meta-analysis of research regarding the use of acupuncture for insomnia indicates that it is an effective treatment method. Additionally, acupuncture is a holistic medicine, treating not only the symptoms but also the primary cause without medication.
Acupuncture is widely recognized as an effective treatment for many digestive ailments including nausea, vomiting, heartburn and stomach pain. Preliminary studies show that it may also be an option for treating chronic constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.
Stress has become part of everyday life and when unchecked it can lead to more serious concerns. Acupuncture has been proven to reduce stress, preventing the onset of several chronic conditions including anxiety, head and neck pain, weight gain, and insomnia. Acupuncture provides a safe and effective option for those seeking a natural approach to the treatment of stress and anxiety related symptoms.
Studies have shown that acupuncture decreases the symptoms of seasonal allergies such as a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy and watering eyes. Many patients report relief during their first visit, and ongoing treatments enhance the benefits and keep symptoms at bay.
The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a study showing that acupuncture helped reduce the frequency of migraines in participants who were chronic sufferers. Acupuncture offers a more natural approach to migraines and headaches without the side effects that often accompany medication.
Acupuncture promotes deep relaxation by activating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system or “rest, digest and recover” functions. Reaching this state is essential to restoring and maintaining health. That is why regular acupuncture (at least 2x/month) is always recommended.
We believe that acupuncture should be a convenient and approachable part of everyday life. The sheer volume of conditions that acupuncture can help treat is incredible. Acupuncture is proven to help those suffering from diabetes, insomnia, chronic pain, PTSD, stress and many other conditions that can negatively affect your ability to live life to its fullest. There have even been examples of acupuncture making cancer treatments more effective. There’s no age limit, no drugs, no expensive testing. Age doesn’t matter. Son, father, grandmother – each generation can take a path to better wellness and health. This type of care should be available in a much more accessible manner – and now it is.
Are There Any Side Effects? Side effects are minimal but may include fatigue, slight bruising, tenderness at needle site, lightheadedness, temporary worsening of symptoms, and emotional release.
Who is a Candidate for Traditional Acupuncture? Our licensed acupuncturist will meet with you prior to your first treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate for traditional acupuncture, but most men and women looking for a natural approach to healing and overall wellness are candidates for traditional acupuncture. Those who are not eligible for traditional acupuncture include those with hemophilia or contagious skin diseases. We take special precautions when working with those on blood-thinning medication or have a tendency to bruise easily.