Acupuncture Treatment | Acupuncture Therapy

  • The journey to health and wellness has many paths.

    Persons struggling with a variety of disorders have found relief from the non-invasive techniques used in the ancient practice of Acupuncture. This work is based on the Chinese theories of the flow of energy, known as Qi and Xue, through our bodies’ meridians. Meridians are similar to the nervous and circulatory systems.  Acupuncture uses very fine needles inserted in strategic points along the meridians to shunt energy to parts of the body where they are needed, drawing away from places where there is an excess of energy.

    At Integrated Health, we use only pre-sterilized, single use, disposable needles. These needles can be inserted and withdrawn without bleeding or discomfort. Finding the appropriate insertion points is based on over 2000 years of mapping by Chinese doctors. Recently, these points and their relationship to our disease or energy blocks have been confirmed by electromagnetic research.

    We are pleased to be among the first in the region to offer Meridian Stress Assessment. Not only does it increase and narrow the focus of our evaluation process for acupuncture treatments, it also links to a substantial database of holistic treatments, and suggested herbs and tonics.

    By integrating acupuncture, contemporary evaluation techniques and holistic remedies we create a healing environment in which you become an active participant.  At Integrated Health we work on an appointment basis. In order to receive acupuncture treatments you must have a diagnosis from your medical doctor or osteopath. No prescription is required for the Meridian Stress Assessment. Generally, a course of treatment will require multiple visits, you will be given an estimate of frequency and types of therapy which we would recommend.

    Proven, effective treatment areas for acupuncture:

    • General pain management from injuries and chronic pain sources
    • Smoking cessation
    • Obstetric or gynecologic challenges
    • Reduction of stress
    • Chronic ear infections, acute sinusitis or tonsillitis, nasal inflammations
    • Bronchial asthma in children or adults when uncomplicated
    • Many gastrointestinal disorders like ulcers, chronic colon pain, constipation, diarrhea, acute bacillary dysentery and paralytic ileus.
    • Headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, early onset facial paralysis
    • Neurological bladder dysfunction, bed wetting
    • Frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, knee pain, sprains and strains
    • Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia

    If you have questions about acupuncture or other treatment services offered at The Center for Optimal Health, please contact our office at 517-324-9400.

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