An ancient treatment rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture uses small, fine needles to stimulate different parts of the body to treat a variety of conditions. The treatment is painless for most people. Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain and to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. The stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow.
How can acupuncture help me?
Acupuncturists receive years of training to master this complementary health practice. Your practitioner will target specific acupuncture points to address your symptoms and conditions, including:
- Sleep problems
- Circulatory problems
- High blood pressure
- IBS and other digestion
- Disorders or concerns
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Arthritis and other chronic health issues
- PMS and menopause symptoms
- Back, neck and joint pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle cramps, aches, pain and spasms
- Boost immune system
Benefits of acupuncture
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has compiled an extensive database of research and articles highlighting some of the many benefits of acupuncture, from pain relief to smoking cessation efforts.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Treatments are generally pain-free. In fact, one of the most popular applications of acupuncture is for pain reduction.
How many treatments?
- Sports Injury – 1to 3 treatments
- Headache – 1 treatment may stop the headache
- Back/neck Pain – 8-12 treatments or up to 20-25 treatments for long term standing
- Arthritis: 3 treatments will decrease pain up to 50%. 10-12 treatments to fully resolve
- Anxiety- 3 months of treatment
- Insomnia – 6-10 treatments
- Allergy – 6-10 treatments
- Depression -2-3 months of treatment and periodic treatment to maintain
- Migraines – 1 treatment to stop and 12-15 to resolve
Your first appointment is 90-Minutes; this includes your intake and first treatment.
Follow-Up appointments are 60-minute sessions.