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Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain, improve mobility, and recenter the mind & body. Many of our patients with chronic pain describe lasting pain relief after just one session. Others with trauma or a recent injury report a deep sense of calm and relaxation during and after the procedure – sometimes lasting weeks! If you’re looking to improve your health and you don’t want to turn to drugs, injections, or hormones to do it, call today and book an acupuncture appointment with us!

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Acupuncture has been used to prevent, heal, and alleviate thousands of conditions, including:

  • Headache and migraine pain.

  • Joint pain caused by inflammation.

  • Nausea and similar symptoms resulting from morning sickness.

  • Post-operative pain.

  • Allergy relief.

  • GI disorders.

  • Insomnia.

  • Addiction related issues.

  • Depression.

  • Mental fatigue, anxiety and stress.

  • Eczema and other skin conditions.

  • Infertility.

  • Respiratory disorders.

  • Chronic Pain.

  • Sciatica.

  • Lower Back Pain.

  • Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Pain.

  • Knee and Hip Pain.

  • Nerve disorders such as shingles.

 

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been a respected and traditional form of Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It involves the careful application of tiny, sharp disposable needles inserted at precise locations on the body to relax your muscles, stimulate your body’s natural pain relief mechanism, and open blocked energy pathways.

In recent years, many have begun to introduce acupuncture into Western culture as well. Many people with chronic pain, sports injuries, or trauma (previously thought to be ‘unfixable’) have used acupuncture and found great success, leading to a new surge of popularity. Demand for acupuncture grows day-by-day.

What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?
There are two main reasons people love acupuncture: the emotional benefits, and the physical benefits.
Emotional Benefits: Along with providing stress relief by initiating your natural pain-removal mechanism, the acupuncture procedure has also been known to help clients who have been diagnosed with emotional disturbances such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obesity, and smoking addictions.
 
Physical Benefits: Acupuncture adjusts and alters the body’s energy flow and endorphin release. Therefore, it allows faster healing from various forms of physical ailments. These ailments include sports injuries, migraines, hip or back pain, bladder infections, menstrual or premenstrual issues as well as infertility.
What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Since every body is different, different people experience different sensations. Most people feel very slight pressure when a needle is first inserted. Others barely feel anything at all – to them, the pressure of the acupuncturists fingers are stronger than when the needle pierces the skin! Some feel no pain at all. Depending on the points worked on, a patient may feel a little soreness, heaviness, tingling, or numbness.

This is good! Soreness, heaviness, and tingling are signs that “Qi” has been accessed and is working in the body. Many patients routinely comment on how comfortable they felt during a treatment, as well as how they felt a tremendous sense of relaxation and relief.

What Is Moxibustion?

The moxibustion method in traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture therapy involves the use of flammable moxibustion materials to stimulate acupuncture points on body surface. This helps support the physiological and biochemical functions of the body, and counters disease and degeneration.

The use of moxibustion originated thousands of years ago during the stone age. Moxibustion developed in ancient China alongside acupuncture, because its mechanism is similar to acupuncture treatment, and it also has a strong therapeutic effect.

 

With the development of modern society, moxibustion in Chinese medicine has become more and more popular. Today, moxibustion treatment mainly involves warming and dispelling cold on various parts of the body, which helps improve the body’s blood circulation, enhance the immune system, stimulate detoxification, and prevent disease.

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture has been used to prevent, heal, and alleviate thousands of conditions, including:

  • Joint pain caused by inflammation.

  • Nausea and similar symptoms resulting from morning sickness.

  • Post-operative pain.

  • Allergy relief.

  • GI disorders.

  • Insomnia.

  • Addiction related issues.

  • Depression.

  • Mental fatigue, anxiety and stress.

  • Eczema and other skin conditions.

  • Infertility.

  • Respiratory disorders.

  • Chronic Pain.

  • Sciatica.

  • Lower Back Pain.

  • Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Pain.

  • Knee and Hip Pain.

  • Nerve disorders such as shingles.

  • Headache and migraine pain.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Absolutely. Acupuncture is known to be a very safe form of treatment for many illnesses and rarely causes any serious side effects.

There are a few side effects that, although are normal for patients undergoing treatment, can sometimes cause concern. These include slight irritations at the site of insertion and an increase in symptoms 24-48 hours after treatment. Even though these symptoms can be alarming, they are usually only indications that the Acupuncture is working. In order to maximize your comfort and relaxation during our treatment, feel free to consult our acupuncturists with any questions or concerns.

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What You Need to Know Before Your Appointment

There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to acupuncture. Everyone’s body is different and what may work for one person may not work for another. This is, in fact, the beauty of acupuncture – it succeeds where so many “common” scientific treatments have failed.

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Eat prior to your appointment

A good guideline is to eat about two hours before an acupuncture appointment.

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Give yourself plenty of time to relax

Regardless of when your appointment is, put it in your calendar as 15 minutes earlier.

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No cellphones - turn it off!

This is your time and no one else’s. Make it count.

“Called to book a last minute appointment and they got me in right away! I was provided cupping plus and an acupuncture message. I was very pleased with their desire to facilitate care and fit me in last minute. They even gave me extra time without charging me extra. All of the therapies provided were explained in depth and I felt well provided for. I will be returning for sure!”

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