Acupuncture is a completely safe and effective treatment for many conditions. It has been practiced for thousands of years in China and continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of today’s health issues. The World Health Organization created a checklist of conditions from research that can be effectively remedied with acupuncture, including:
- General Pain – often decreased in the very first visit
- Digestive complaints
- Low energy
- Sleep disturbances
- High stress
- Mood disorders (depression, anxiety)
- Hormonal imbalances
Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques to accomplish this goal. We realize that these health techniques are new to some. If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to call any time you’d like with questions.
Tiny, single-use, 100% sterilized needles are inserted into trigger points in the body that help heal and balance the body. These needles discharge pain-relieving and pleasure-creating neurotransmitters and hormones. There no discomfort felt during the insertion of needles. 275 acupuncture needles fit in one hole used to give shots!
An electrical current is sent between needles to help muscles release quick and easily, providing relief of pain, inflammation, and immobility from injuries.
Moxibustion is the burning of mugwort. Mugwort is an herb used in Chinese medicine to open muscles and energy channels, relieve pain, stop bleeding, and calm the fetus in pregnant women. Moxibustion is applied with different techniques and is relaxing and pleasurable because of the gentle heat sensations.
Cups are placed on the skin with heat, providing similar effects of a deep tissue massage. Cupping relaxes the muscles, draws toxins out of your skin, can break up scar tissue, and can relieve colds more quickly.