Acupuncture

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Introduction

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical art that stimulates the body’s natural healing system by inserting fine needles on specific points of the body. This therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as:

  • Pain anywhere in the body
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress
  • Addiction
  • Arthritis

  • Detoxification
  • Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Weight Loss
  • Weak Immune Function
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue

Techniques

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a 5000 year old practice that is used to treat pain and organ imbalances that are behind different diseases and disorders. This system involves shallow to medium insertion of acupuncture needles on various points of the body. The amount of needles used will vary depending on the treatment protocol, and are typically left in for 30 minutes.

 

Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese Acupuncture focuses on treating emotional imbalances in the body, as well as physical.  Small needles are used and inserted very shallow.  In some treatments, ion pumping cords are used to increase the circulation between points.  Typically, very few needles are used during a session, making this a great option for patients that are needle-sensitive.

 

Cupping

Cupping is the procedure of attaching a glass cup to the body, by way of suction, in order to warm, circulate, and move Qi.  This therapy is often applied to the back, neck, and shoulders and can alleviate muscle tension, relieve pain, reduce swelling, break up congestion, and draw out inflammation.  It aids in detoxification, as well, by flushing out toxins from the body.  Cupping can also be used for cosmetic purposes, as it helps to break up and smooth cellulite.

 

Gua Sha


Gua Sha involves using a spoon-like tool with a dull smooth edge to rub repetitively against the skin.  This rubbing action releases heat and inflammation in the body, as well as alleviating muscle tension and pain.

Pricing

Initial Visit – 90 minute Acupuncture and Health Evaluation: $120.00

 

Follow up Single Acupuncture Session: $90.00

 

Package of 10 Acupuncture sessions: $700.00

 

If your insurance covers Acupuncture, I will be happy to provide you with a Superbill that you can submit to your insurance for coverage.

Philosophy

Acupuncture is based on the theory that there is a vital energy, or Qi, that sustains the body and gives it life.  Qi circulates throughout the body by way of channels, also called meridians.

 

Think of the meridians as a super highway system in your body.  And it’s the job of Qi to drive around these interconnected roadways, bringing nourishment and vitality to every cell, tissue, organ, and body system.  Now of course, just like in any highway system, driving conditions are dependent on the external environment, as well as the internal state of your vehicle.  Ideal conditions are when the traffic is light, the weather is good, and you can cruise along at a nice even speed, making every green light.  However, there are those days when the weather is terrible, you get stuck in traffic, have to take a detour, and encounter accidents.  And, of course, your vehicle has a major influence on your drive as well.  Your car can break-down, get a flat tire, run out of fuel, etc…  This is exactly how Qi functions within the meridian system of your body.

 

The energy flow in your body is a direct reflection of the external and internal conditions of your life.  When the conditions of either your physical body or emotional state are poor, Qi may slow down, become depleted, or become stagnant.  When your body is out of balance and Qi isn’t flowing freely as it should, you can experience pain, fatigue, digestive problems, hormonal imbalance, depression, and even bouts of anger.  Worst of all, if left unbalanced over a long period of time, disease will inevitably develop.

 

The good news is that no matter how long your body has been off kilter, it can always be returned to its natural state of harmony and balance.