The journey to health and wellness has many paths!
Acupuncture is a system of healing that originated in ancient China, which is based on the theory that a type of life force or energy, known as qi, flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ or group of organs. Chinese medicine states that achieving the proper flow of qi along the meridians is thought to create health and wellness.
During treatment, very fine needles are inserted in strategic points along the meridians to balance the flow of energy in your body. Acupuncture is a key component of Chinese medicine and works to alleviate pain. We use a Japanese-style of acupuncture (smaller, more refined needles) and may incorporate Hara diagnosis, Meridian Stress Assessment, Meridian Therapy, Bio-Energetic Stress Tests, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy as part of your treatment. Microcurrent electro-acupuncture services are also available for a variety of concerns.
Another eastern healing modality, Sound Healing is a non-invasive therapy that helps patients strengthen their sense of balance and relaxation. These forms of relief can often times help relieve the painful sensations of fibromyalgia. Increasing relaxation and stress reduction can help these individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia feel at ease.
What To Expect
Some people feel relaxed, while others feel energized. Rigorous exercise should be avoided immediately after treatment. Acupuncture has few side effects. Any that do occur are mild and self-correcting. Cupping and guasha can leave a temporary mark on the skin. Such bruising is painless and generally clears within two days.
You must have a referral from a physician before being treated using acupuncture. 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 that we would recommend.
Acupuncture can provide relief for a variety of disorders, including the following: