What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine used to assess, treat, and prevent illness. Thin, sterile single use needles are strategically placed in various points on the body. The placement of these needles promote the following actions:
- Promotes blood flow
- Stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms via nervous, immune, and endocrine system activation
- Releases natural painkillers
- Reduces both the intensity and perception of chronic pain
- Relaxes shortened muscles, relieving stress on joint structures and nerves
- Reduces stress by normalizing parasympathetic function
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a variety of disorders. Here are a few:
- Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia
- Headaches & Migraine
- Repetitive Stress Injury and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pain conditions and musculoskeletal injuries
- PMS, dysmenorrhea, infertility, morning sickness
- Respiratory Disorders – sinus congestion, allergies, asthma, the common cold
- Digestive Disorders – IBS, constipation, diarrhea, nausea
- Immune System Disorders
- Weight Loss
- Recovery from addictions to alcohol and/or drugs
- Anxiety, Depression
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Disorders
- Sexual Dysfunction – impotence, low libido
I'm afraid of needles...Is it painful?
Under the guidance of a skilled clinician, the acupuncture treatment should not be painful. The needles used in an acupuncture treatment are extremely thin. Although the patient may feel a slight sensation upon insertion, most patients report feelings of relaxation and a meditative state. Each needle used is stainless steel, sterile, single use, and disposable, making acupuncture one of the safest and most effective medical interventions on the planet.
Is acupuncture covered under my insurance plan?
At this time we are unable to accept health insurance, although we are happy to provide you with the proper paperwork to be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement.