Every day we treat patients who are suffering from debilitating pain, battling physiological challenges such as insomnia, digestive disorders, and infertility, or seeking to relieve anxiety and stress from their busy lives. For many, acupuncture is a way to proactively maintain health and equilibrium.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Acupuncture originated in China over 2500 years ago and is one of the oldest proven healing practices. Today, one out of three people on the planet turn to acupuncture as their primary mode of healing. Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy recognized by the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles into one or more of the 350 acupuncture points that lie along meridians coursing through the body. They are inserted at various depths and the choice of points depends on the individual person, the treatment, and the style of acupuncture.
"We must replace stress as the cultural badge of honor with recognition that life well-lived is the most important yardstick of success."
—Robert M. Duggan
What can I expect in the first visit?
Is my insurance plan accepted?
What can I expect during a treatment?
How safe is acupuncture?
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are about the thickness of a hair, so they are much different than other needles you may be used to. Most often you will feel a unique sensation that can vary from tingling, to heaviness, to warmth, or nothing at all. Each person’s experience is different.
Where do needles go?
Are the needles sterile or are they reused?
How often do I have come?
Can I receive acupuncture if I am pregnant?
How does cupping work?
ACUPUNCTURE IS EFFECTIVE IN TREATING:
• Pain (back, shoulder, knee, tennis
elbow, carpal tunnel, etc)
• Anxiety and/or Depression
• Digestive disorders/IBS
• Seasonal allergies (including hay
• PMS or irregular menstruation
• Fibromyalgia and arthritis
• Adverse reactions to radiotherapy
• Hypertension, essential (high blood
• Hypotension, primary (low blood
• Labor Pain, Breech Fetus, or Induction
• Morning sickness
• Nausea and vomiting
• Rheumatoid arthritis