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About Our Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture is the anchor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is a complete medical system to treat ailments, promote health, & prevent disease. It involves the placement of fine sterile needles into specific points on the body to activate Qi (a term used to represent the collective biological activity in your body). This stimulates your body's internal mechanisms to heal disease, restore balance, and promote health. 

As part of your visit, our providers may customize your session with the following body therapies: cupping, Gua Sha (fascial scraping), acupuncture with electrical stimulation (similar to a TENS unit), and/or acupressure & Tui Na.

We are thrilled to partner with AcuBalance: Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine to offer a wide variety of acupuncture and body therapies. We can treat nearly any condition you would go to a primary care physician for - from chronic pain & inflammatory conditions, to hormonal imbalances & emotional imbalances. 

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WHAT COMMON AILMENTS WE TREAT

NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL:

  • Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel & Frozen Shoulder
  • DJD & Compressed/Herniated Disc
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache & Migraine
  • Sprains, Strains, & Tears 
  • Raynaud's & Neuropathies
  • Sciatica/Piriformis & SI Joint Issues
  • Tendonitis, Tendonosis, & Fasciitis

INTERNAL/MENTAL-EMOTIONAL:

  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Asthma, Allergies, Sinusitis
  • Autoimmune Issues
  • Cardiovascular Health (High Blood Pressure)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dizziness, Vertigo, Tinnitus
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Genitourinary Issues (Candida, UTI, Prostate Issue)
  • Indigestion, GERD, slow motility
  • Insomnia & Sleep Disturbances
  • IBS, Constipation, Diarrhea
  • Mood Imbalance (anxiety, depression, stress management)
  • Poor Memory & Cognition
  • Reproductive Health (PMS, infertility, pregnancy support,
    menopause, irregular menstruation, endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, PCOS)
  • Sexual Health (Low libido, ED, PEJ)
  • Skin Conditions (acne, eczema, etc)
  • Thyroid Issues & Other Metabolic Imbalances
  • Unspecified emotional or hormonal imbalances

All integrative therapies must be used in conjunction with a Primary Care Physician


UNDERSTANDING ACUPUNCTURE

Because TCM is a complete medical system, we can effectively treat nearly anything you would go to your primary care physician for.  From chronic pain and inflammatory conditions to hormonal imbalances and mental/emotional imbalances, we can correct these patterns of disharmony and get you back to feeling healthy and well. Whatever ails you, our providers will be sure to give you our best.

Acupuncture creates a cascade of events via connective tissue, which ultimately influences every body system. Points are located in areas of high neurovascular concentration. Needle insertion causes an immediate reaction, which eventually reaches the Central Nervous System, which triggers innate healing and balancing mechanisms. Acupuncture has the following effects:

  • Stimulation of endogenous opioids like endorphins & enkephalins
  • Increase in circulation & tissue perfusion
  • Increase in tissue healing & remodeling
  • Decrease in chronic inflammation & breakdown of scar tissue
  • Mood balancing through modulation of the stress response
  • Reduction of side effects of various pharmaceuticals
  • Reduction of withdrawal symptoms & support in recovery

Qi is the essential energy that animates all life. It flows through the body in pathways called Meridians that influence every aspect of health, even thoughts and emotions.  Each of the 12 meridians are named for the organ system that they influence and pass through. The meridian’s functions will often emulate the organ’s physiological functions, but they also perform additional functions unique to TCM.

Acupuncture points are located on meridians and, when stimulated, will elicit specific actions to influence Qi. When Qi is abundant and free flowing, a balance of health and wellness is experienced. However, when various types of stressors overwhelm the body, Qi can become imbalanced in one or more of the following ways:

  • Stagnation or blockages along the meridians
  • Deficiencies of Qi or other vital substances
  • Presence of pathogenic factors causing excessive states of Qi

In many cases, our Qi is equipped enough to bounce back on its own.  However, in chronic/severe cases a helping hand is needed, and that’s where acupuncture comes in! Acupuncture works by identifying where and how Qi has become imbalanced and then uses specific acupuncture points to rebalance and restore health. 

OUR acupuncture Services are In-Person

 

 

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