One of the oldest and most successful forms of therapeutic treatment for pain and chronic disorders, acupuncture is based on the theory that health depends on the delicate balance and normal flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. If the flow of Qi in a person’s body is disturbed, aggravated, or blocked, emotional and mental distress or physical illness and pain often result.
Due to the holistic nature of acupuncture, a thorough assessment is done on the first visit prior to the initial treatment. The assessment takes into account what may be happening within the person as a whole, not just directly related to the problem area, and considers the individual’s lifestyle, general health, and history including childhood.
Acupuncture treatments may consist of other methods such as cupping (suction of the skin into cups to promote circulation and remove toxins), electroacupuncture, auricular therapy (treatment using the ear), tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha (pressured strokes over lubricated skin), or diet and lifestyle recommendations.
The number of treatments the acupuncturist recommends is determined by the patient’s symptoms, how well they respond to the treatments, and how long the problem has been ailing them.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT
Many people experience a deep feeling of relaxation after receiving acupuncture.
60 Minute Acupuncture Treatment
Once the acupuncturist determines the origin of the problem, a treatment plan is designed to cater to the specific requirements of the individual. The treatment consists of inserting disposable, hair-thin needles into points at various locations of the body respective to the meridian lines that are affected. The needles act to stimulate energy flow and restore the body’s qi to a balanced state and are left in for 15 to 30 minutes while the patient relaxes. This balancing of the body energy and re-establishment of homeostasis by removing stress can help boost the immune system to promote optimal health.
Price – $90
30 Minute Electro Acupuncture
Electro Acupuncture Medicine is based on the most cutting edge research being done in the world, while honoring Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts. It uses specific frequencies of electricity to greatly enhance the effects of acupuncture. The treatments involve less needles, and only require a half an hour to produce maximum results.
Price – $75
60 Minute Hypnopuncture
Hypnopuncture is a new therapy that combines acupuncture and hypnotherapy to increase the response to treatment. This can help to overcome unconscious thought patterns that cause problems in our lives, whether it be addictions to food, alcohol, smoking etc, managing pain, anxiety/PTSD, or to feel more motivated or positive on a regular basis.
Price – $90
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese medicine technique used to relieve pain and congestion in the body. It is a scraping massage in which a rounded tool is used in a specific way to bring up old toxins and stuck blood in acupuncture channels to achieve pain relief, and, stimulate the immune system. This therapy is great for tight stubborn muscle pain, fever reduction, and cold or flu relief. The reason that this therapy is effective is that it promotes circulation, bringing to the surface congested blood, and stretching fascia, to stimulate lymph and blood flow to the affected areas.
Price – $55
Chinese fire cupping
Chinese fire cupping is a therapy that uses suction to increase the blood supply to very tight muscles, causing them to relax, and release adhesions in the fascia to relieve pain.
Price – $55
Acupuncture for children
Children respond very well to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. They are surprised at how tiny the needles are, and they often don’t even feel some of them go in, or else very little discomfort at all. Due to their general robust health, children require very short treatments, and don’t mind relaxing for a few minutes if it will help their allergies, asthma, anxiety, digestive complaints and more.
Price – $55
Labor induction acupuncture
Labor induction acupuncture is used to shorten labor time and make laboring a bit easier by relaxing the pelvic ligaments and softening the cervix. Ideally labor should be left up to nature, however when there are babies growing too large, impatient doctors wanting to medically induce, or other serious complications, it’s great to have a safe procedure like this to go to. It should only be used at 39 plus weeks or it is generally not effective. The treatment generally involves needles in the arms and legs, with some points attached to an electro acupuncture machine for stronger stimulation.
Price – $90
Auricular Therapy (15 mins)
Auricular therapy involves stimulating acupuncture points on the ear that represent the body. This can be with the use of needles, and/or small seeds. The seeds can stay on the ear for up to 7 days, extending treatment. This therapy is a good choice for people who do not want regular acupuncture, and is particularly effective for smoking cessation, and other cravings.
Price – $20
Common Conditions Effectively Treated by Acupuncture:
Headaches and body pain, infertility, muscle and joint problems, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression and emotional disorders, weight loss, digestive and gastrointestinal disorders, PMS, endocrine imbalances, morning sickness, edema, skin conditions, asthma & respiratory disorders, immune deficiency, impotence, circulation problems, tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and much more.
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