Acupuncture

Acupuncture

The use of acupuncture predates recorded history. Acupuncture has been used successfully to treat headaches, general pain, menstrual cramps, back pain, asthma, to quit smoking, for joint issues, side effects of chemotherapy, nausea due to pregnancy and more!

Prevention is a vital component to good health. Lifestyle and diet are two key factors for longevity; coupled with acupuncture, one can help the body to fend off illness and keep it performing at its best.

How does Acupuncture work?

Many wonder how stimulating areas on the body with whisker-like needles can restore and maintain well-being.

Think of the body as an intricate system of roadways; there are major thoroughfares (blood vessels, nerves), and smaller side streets (capillaries, connective tissue). When blood, energy, body fluids and nerve pathways are allowed to flow uninhibited along these roadways, the body stays healthy. However, factors such as physical trauma, poor diet, and emotional upset present roadblocks and traffic jams. These create imbalances resulting in some areas not receiving necessary signals or nutrients and others getting overwhelmed.

When needles are placed in strategic points along channels that follow the roadways of the body, it restores balance. There are skeptics who believe that there must be a placebo effect involved. The high success rate with treating animals disproves this way of thinking. In fact, animals typically respond faster than humans.

“Does it hurt?”

Acupuncture is not painful when proper technique is used. There is a range of sensations one might experience, such as, tingling, heaviness, or pulsing. All are considered positive and subside within a few seconds. In some cases, there is no particular awareness of the acupuncture insertion. Treatments are meant to be relaxing and many people fall asleep on the table.

Acupuncture Injection Therapy

Acupuncture Injection Therapy, or AIT, is a relatively new technique that combines the healing properties of herbal and homeopathic medicines with acupuncture.  The remedies are injected using a syringe and a normal size acupuncture needle.  By injecting these remedies into acupuncture points, the acupuncture points are not only stimulated but the remedy is slowly absorbed into the surrounding tissue, providing lasting effects on pain and inflammation.  Acupuncture injection is usually administered when other chronic injuries have failed to respond to any other treatments.

Our clinic carries a range of injections that are effective for many situations, such as allergies, lower back pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow and other sports injuries.  Response time depends on the severity of the issue, but on average, recipients notice results after two treatments.

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