Acupuncture

Acupuncture re-establishes the circulation of blood, the flow of lymph, has an effect on hormone levels, and the nervous system. Ultimately, when inserted in the body the needles will unblock accumulations and allow the body to rebalance its energy. Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug-free option for the treatment of most non-emergency conditions, including:

Psycho-emotional and behavioral conditions including stress, anxiety and insomnia

Immunological and respiratory conditions, including allergies

Gastrointestinal conditions including IBS, Celiac Disease and acid reflux

Musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis and chronic pain, as well pain management for sports injuries

Women’s health including menstrual disorders/PMS, menopause (pre- and post,) infertility, fibroids and pregnancy

Additional treatments that can be accompanied with an acupuncture sessions are: Moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, and diet and lifestyle.

THE PROCEDURE

Your initial session will span 60-90 minutes. 

Arriving early for your first appointment is recommended to complete necessary paperwork and address any inquiries you may have before commencing your session. It's advisable to wear loose-fitting, comfortable attire for the treatment. The session commences with a thorough review of your health history and primary concerns, followed by a physical examination. Once a diagnosis and treatment plan are established, acupuncture is administered.

THE TREATMENT

Acupuncture needles typically cause minimal to no discomfort. Though it's natural to feel apprehensive about needles, acupuncture needles are extremely thin and differ significantly from hypodermic needles used in medical settings for blood draws or injections. Sensations experienced may vary.

The quantity of disposable needles inserted varies depending on the patient's condition. Typically, needles are placed in the extremities, known for their potent therapeutic effects. Patients remain in a restful state with needles in place for 20-30 minutes to allow the treatment to take effect.

Patients often report sensations such as warmth, heaviness, dullness, tingling, or numbness, while discomfort, if felt, is described as a fleeting, minor prick that swiftly dissipates. Many patients experience a profound sense of relaxation and heightened energy following treatment. While responses may differ, it's not uncommon for therapeutic effects to manifest hours or days after a session.