TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
By settling your mind and body into a state of rest and relaxation, your own system has the space to heal itself.
Acupuncture is a treatment method used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a complete medical system aimed at treating the underlying root causes of disharmony in the body. As a holistic therapy, treatments are individualized to benefit the patient as a whole to restore balance for both physical and emotional well-being.
Very thin, sterile, and single-use needles are gently inserted into specific points on the body along a series of channels (pathways) that interconnect all tissues and organs. Through these channels, Qi (energy) and blood flow to nourish the entire body.
From a TCM perspective, "when there is blockage, there is pain." Acupuncture initiates smooth Qi and blood flow through the meridian pathways to provide relief from physical and emotional symptoms. It restores homeostasis by promoting circulation, reducing inflammation, and stimulating the endorphins that alleviate pain. Acupuncture works on your parasympathetic nervous system - the "rest and digest" part of your nervous system and opposite of the "fight or flight" response - which is what makes it so relaxing.
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Holistic treatment methods are individually designed to best fit your healing needs.
Acupuncture appointments include a comprehensive health history intake with an acupuncture treatment. Additional therapies may also be used, if appropriate for your condition: Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, auriculotherapy, and Eastern nutritional advice. Cupping, gua sha, and moxa treatments are also available without acupuncture.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine consultations include a comprehensive health history intake with an herbal consultation. Formulas are made with natural, high quality ingredients that are customized for your healing needs. Available as raw cooking decoctions, granule powder teas, encapsulated pills, tinctures, and topicals or soaks.
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Acupuncture is beneficial for prevention of illness, health maintenance, and treatment of disease.
The World Health Organization has published a review on controlled clinical trials, finding acupuncture to be an effective treatment method for conditions including:
- Musculoskeletal conditions, acute and chronic pain, post-operative care
- Gynecological disorders, infertility
- Psychological and emotional conditions, stress and anxiety
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Respiratory disorders, allergies, asthma
- Fatigue, insomnia
- Neurological conditions, headaches, dizziness
- Cardiovascular disorders, circulation
...And much more!