Acupuncture is the most advanced system of medicine for modulating and directing the body’s natural healing functions.
Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has an established clinical history of over 2500 years and is one of the oldest medical systems (along with Ayurveda) practiced worldwide. Acupuncture may perhaps be the most recognized aspect of Chinese medicine in the west due to its efficacy in treatment of pain, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and psychological issues. The research on the benefits if acupuncture for these and other problems is extremely positive. The popularity of East Asian Medicine continues to grow on an international scale, is practiced worldwide, and is known to be clinically useful in the treatment of a range of medical conditions.
A complete system of medicine, TCM uses many tools in the treatment of disease. These are primarily: acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, ‘tui na’ medical massage, botanical medicine, meditation and movement, general and prescriptive health exercises and diet optimization though additional techniques are sometimes used.
Here are a few reasons…
Acupuncture is effective for many health conditions:
Pain Management of all types (acute & chronic)
Injury & Post Surgical Recovery
Headaches & Migraines
Common Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Men & Women’s Health Concerns
Smoking cessation / addiction support & detox
Respiratory: seasonal allergies, asthma
Dermatological Issues: acne, rashes
Insomnia & other Sleep Disorders
Immune system support
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Why Is Acupuncture So Popular?
Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha
Acupuncture & TCM is a comprehensive medical system based on the understanding that there is an important relationship between the mind, the body and spirit that is relevant to the healing process. Due to its noninvasive nature and efficacy, acupuncture has been a focal point of western scientific research.
Acupuncture modulates and streamlines how your body utilizes its own finite resources and how you through your body respond to stimulus from your environment and other people. This can also be explained in the effect on blood circulation and hormone regulation effects of acupuncture which have an analgesic (pain reducing) effect, clear stress chemicals (namely cortisol) from the bloodstream along with many other positive effects. In light of the current opioid crisis thoughtout the US, acupuncture is sought as a non-drug pain relief option. It benefits more than pain conditions however.
Other aspects of East Asian Medicine such as moxibustion (a type of heat therapy), cupping (vacuum therapy), Gua Sha (a therapeutic technique that utilizes frictional scraping) and Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) are utilized along with acupuncture or in place of it when appropriate.
It’s Incredibly Safe
Acupuncture is proven to be one of the safest therapies on Earth, used by millions of people the world over on a daily basis. Sterile, single-use, disposable needles. No bleeding or pain. And, virtually no side-effects.
Acupuncture is perhaps the oldest form of therapy on planet Earth. It has stood the test of time and continues to demonstrate effectiveness today. Study after study has shown it to be effective for a wide range of health conditions. Again, because it amplifies your body’s natural healing mechanisms, it can help in virtually any situation.
How Acupuncture Works
Calms And Balances Your Neuro-Endocrine Axis
When your nervous system is calm, your hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means more hormonal balance, less inflammation, better circulation and nutrient absorption.
Opens And Regulates Microcirculation
When we use acupuncture to bring more blood flow to the glands and tissues that need the most support, those tissues naturally work better. This means key tissues like thyroid, liver, adrenals, ovaries, and others are able to function at peak levels.
Promotes Tissue Regeneration & Healing
When you use acupuncture to stimulate your body’s healing process, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. Acupuncture harnesses the vast healing intelligence your body contains to help you heal faster.
Helps Your Body Sustain Optimal Function
When you apply acupuncture as a weekly therapy for several weeks, your body naturally and gently begins to undergo positive changes. This is different from drugs and surgery which represent drastic, sudden change your body may not be able to sustain. The changes induced by acupuncture are literally like new pathways your body won’t soon forget.
Want to know what acupuncture can treat? Here’s a non-exhaustive but impressive list.
– Endocrine disorders
– Reproductive disorders
– Mood disorders
– Autoimmune disorders
– Musculoskeletal disorders
– Pain of all types
– Nervous system disorders
– Circulatory disorders
– Lymphatic disorders
Tui Na – Chinese Medical Massage
Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) is incorporated in some way into almost every appointment. Positive effects are felt immediately with this aspect of East Asian / Oriental medicine. It functions well as an assessment tool for the practitioner, in preparing the patient for acupuncture therapy, and, or sustaining the impact of acupuncture and the close of a treatment.
Common Questions & Answers About Our Treatment Program For All Types Of Pain
Does it hurt?
The needles are extremely thin, and they cause no pain because they are razor sharp.
Will I have to keep coming forever?
The vast majority of patients don’t need long-term maintenance. Once their condition is resolved, it stays that way.
Will I have to spend a lot of time coming in for treatments?
Most of our patients are able to get great results with once-weekly visits. We can discuss this in more detail at your free consultation.
Can Acupuncture REALLY help my pain?
Absolutely. Your body is capable of healing ANY problem, especially when it has the nutritional support and specialized natural therapies we offer to help it get back on track. We’ve seen this firsthand in clinic over and over.
Will I have to do some kind of horrible, super-restrictive detox or elimination diet?
Absolutely NOT. Our program is all about setting you up to succeed. We find the 2 or 3 “key leverage points” in your diet and work on those. No impossible to follow meal plans or detoxes here.
How long does it take to see results?
People often feel a positive shift after the very first treatment. Acupuncture is a very powerful way to stimulate endorphin release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes.
What are my chances of success?
Results vary, of course. That being said, over 75% of our patients report improvement in symptoms after just a few sessions and many are able to reduce their medication use (under supervision by the prescribing physician) as their bodies begin to function at a higher level. However, your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.