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Acupuncture Treatment

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Traditional acupuncture is based on patterns of nature which support and encourage the healthy expression of one’s physical well being and outlook on life. Vital energy, called ch’i, flows through the body in channels or meridians which support specific functions of physical, emotional and mental well being. In order to assess your needs, a traditional acupuncturist will ask a wide array of questions related to your symptoms, lifestyle, emotions and history. He or she will request to do an appropriate physical examination relevant to your concerns, read your pulse, and possibly examine your tongue for signs that help hone their approach to treatment. These symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of your life and medical history in order to explore the root cause of a condition or illness. The practitioner will then gently insert a few hair thin needles along the channels where chi is accessed and let you rest 20-30 minutes. Pulses will usually be read again after resting, thus completing your session. Typically, you will meet again in approximately one week to review your response to treatment and to continue establishing a new, healthier pattern. Initially, 4-6 treatments are suggested to assure the likelihood of a beneficial outcome. If we are so fortunate as to successfully alleviate symptoms and concerns, it is suggested that treatments continue seasonally thereafter, replicating the preventive approach to wellness as practiced in ancient China.

According to the World Health Organization, the National Institutes for Health, and clinical experience, Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of:

    • Chronic and Acute Pain - Injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, tendonitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia
    • Neurological Disorders - Post-stroke recovery, Bell's Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders
    • Upper Respiratory Disorders - Asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, laryngitis, colds and flu
    • Digestive Disorders - Irritable bowel, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, food allergies, ulcers
    • Urinary and Reproductive Disorders - Cystitis, menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms
    • Immune Function - Recurrent infections, supportive treatment for cancer and AIDS patients
    • Addictions - Addictions to nicotine, alcohol and drugs
    • Eye and Ear Disorders - Tinnitus, Meniere's disease
    • Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia

 

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