Why Choose Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe, effective way to restore your body to optimum health.
The Many Benefits of Acupuncture Include:
Increased energy, strength and vitality
Reduced stress and anxiety
Boost to the immune system
More restful sleep
An overall sense of well being
Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical procedures used in the world today. It began in China over 2000 years ago and has been used as a primary method of treatment ever since. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Oriental Medicine is that it looks at the body as a whole, rather than focusing on individual symptoms. This allows for more effective treatment by focusing on the root cause disease. According to Chinese medical theory, disease occurs because the body is out of balance. To restore harmony, acupuncture needles are inserted at specific points along pathways called channels or meridians. By stimulating these points, the body’s qi (pronounced chee), or vital energy, rebalances. The patient’s general condition of health is improved by strengthening the body’s ability to remain healthy and withstand disease or hardship.
"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."
Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
A large part of my practice is dedicated to women’s health. I have worked with women to achieve regular cycles, healthy pregnancies and relief during menopause using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I am also a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).
Acupuncture works well for a variety of pain conditions, both chronic and acute. Some examples are back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, knee pain, arthritis, sciatica and tendonitis. It's a great alternative to opioids and other pain medications because it works to heal the body, as well as reduce pain and inflammation.
In Chinese Medicine excessive, prolonged, and suppressed emotions can cause patterns of disharmony and disease in the body. Over time, these imbalances can lead to pain and tension, anxiety, depression. as well as potential illness or disease. Most patients feel a big relief and shift after a session, and say they feel like themselves again. This awareness helps them be more proactive in managing and nurturing their stress and emotional health in the future.
Often people benefit from regular treatments even if they don't have a significant pain or ailment. Acupuncture strengthens and balances the body, which leaves you feeling happier and healthier as a result. By addressing early symptoms like mood changes, sleep disturbances, digestion trouble, headaches and more this can work at preventing more serious medical conditions that can come at a result of some of these early warning signs.