Acupuncture originates in China, which involves penetration of specific anatomic locations on the skin, called acupuncture points, by thin, solid, generally stainless steal needles. Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used forms of natural, traditional medicine in the world—dating back 5000 years. It is based on the ancient Chinese theory of the flow of Qi (Energy) and Xue (Blood) through distinct meridians or pathways that cover and fill the body, somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels do. Healthy, open meridians where energy and blood can flow freely are essential for optimal health. Acupuncture treatment is rendered based on Chinese medical diagnosis, which includes assessment of pulse quality, shape and color of the tongue, medical history, and whole body evaluation. Chinese medicine and acupuncture work to treat the whole patient and the root of your diagnosis.
Following the Chinese Medicine diagnosis, acupuncture needles are inserted into the body at specific points along acupuncture “meridians,” or pathways, which stimulates the body’s healing energy or qi. The body has approximately one thousand acupuncture points. According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient, and away from areas where it is in excess. In this way, acupuncture regulates and restores a harmonious energetic balance in the body. In Chinese there is a saying, “There is no pain if there is free flow; if there is pain, there is no free flow.”
Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a hair and the needle insertion is practically painless. Most people experience a variety of different sensations such as numbness, tingling, heaviness, warmth, and or a sensation going up or down the body. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing and fall asleep during the treatment. Acupuncture is safe when preformed by a completely trained, licensed professional. The needles are individually packaged, sterile and disposed of after one use.
How many Treatments
How many treatments needed depends on the duration, severity, nature of the complaint and or the ability for the body to heal itself. 3 to 15 or more treatments may be advisable to balance the body.
Acute/Chronic Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Lower Back Pain
Acute/Chronic Back Pain
Most patients fall asleep during treatment and have no side effects!
Acupuncture prescriptions are specially designed for each patient, so points will be added or eliminated to balance the body!
Acupuncture is Often Combined with Nutrition and Cupping for Ultimate Results!
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