What is Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is ancient therapy that jumpstarts your body’s innate abilities to heal itself. The pins do this by moving energy along specific pre-mapped pathways to spark chemical reactions to do heal body and mind. We perform this therapy using sterile, single-use, hair-thin needles to clear inflammation and enhance circulation and thereby nudge the patient toward homeostasis, or balance.The World Health Organization (WHO) lists 40 conditions for which acupuncture is an effective treatment.

Acupuncture has been known to help with these sleep-related issues:

Insomnia (Inability to get to sleep, stay asleep or sleep in a way that brings nourishment to the body and mind)
Pain: Neck, shoulder, back, leg—any kind of pain that impedes a person’s sleep or wakes them up is fair game.
Anxiety: Many people with insomnia also have anxiety. We treat that with acupuncture alone, or in tandem with other therapies.
Depression: Depending on whether it is chronic or situational, it may take longer to see real change, but depression is treatable.
Digestive Issues: Someone once said acupuncture treats Belly, Brain and Pain. The belly part of the equation refers to its success with everything from GERD, to Reflux, constipation and diarrhea.
Stress: The pressures of modern life cannot be overstated.  Left untreated, stress can cause huge damage from heart problems to extreme depression, and everything in between.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Under a board certified acupuncturist, it is very safe. Our training is rigorous, with over 3,000 hours of education and training plus a certification in Clean Needle Technique (CNT). We use only single-use, sterile acupuncture needles, which are FDA regulated.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture pins bear no resemblance to the kind of needles used during an injection. They are roughly the diameter of a hair and (when seen through a microscope) rounded at the end. Most people experience a sense of deep relaxation, and may even fall asleep during treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Generally, I expect a change within 5 to 6 treatments, at which point we evaluate your progress. You should see a a large change by then, but chronic issues can take longer. Our goal is always for you to have a rapid response to treatment.

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