Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, (thin as a strand of hair) sterile disposable needles into specific points located on meridians which course throughout the body. The art and science of using acupuncture within the scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a practice that never ceases to amaze. By inserting a needle into select points on your body, several physiological effects can occur, such as the release of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, to name a few. Acupuncture treatments offer a time to relax and open to the body’s own natural resources. To better understand Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and how it works, we invite you to come in and experience this remarkable modality for yourself.
What Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Treat?
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture is a treatment method used to treat the individual, not the symptom. Acupuncture restores balance. In that process, it prevents, reduces, or eliminates the symptoms that prompted you to consider acupuncture.
That said, acupuncture can be an effective mode of treatment for many kinds of conditions, both acute and chronic.
- Musculoskeletal disorders: Lower back pain, neck & shoulder pain, joint pain, injuries, and muscular aches and pains.
- Gynecological disorders: Irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, premenstrual syndrome, and menopausal symptoms.
- Pregnancy-related concerns: Fatigue, edema, morning sickness.
- Gastrointestinal disorders: Indigestion, pain, nausea & vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, & eating disorders.
- Respiratory disorders: Allergies, chronic colds, coughs, asthma, and respiratory problems
- Supportive Therapy: for many chronic and debilitating disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Ideally, wear comfortable and loose clothing. If needed, a gown or drape will be provided for you.
- Avoid drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages immediately prior to your acupuncture treatment.
- Have a snack or light meal within a few hours prior to an acupuncture treatment. You will be more comfortable if you are not overly full or overly hungry.
Simply relax! Acupuncture sessions offer a time to rest, open your body’s own natural healing process, and restore balance.