Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture, the art of placing thin needles along energy (qi) meridians in the body, brings microcirculation into fascial systems, unblocks muscle tension, and allows for the free flow of the body’s immune function and attention to organ systems. All bodies have the innate ability to heal, and acupuncture assists the body in this self-healing process. Using small, painless needles inserted into points along meridians of energy flow called "qi," acupuncture regulates and unblocks the flow of qi in the body, assists in re-establishing microcirculation, and releases endorphins in the process. This system works to effectively reduce pain, regain mobility and decrease stress and anxiety.
Herbal formulas are used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments as an internal approach to health and wellbeing. Herbal formulas are often designed or chosen specifically for the constitution of every individual patient. What may work for someone else may not work for you! As a practitioner, I give every patient a full assessment based on their individual presentation, and adjust treatments according to you as an individual.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an umbrella term that encompasses many modalities of treatment, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, qi gong, gua sha and tui na massage, has been utilized for a millennia as a means to promote and maintain wellness in our bodies. In combination, these therapies have been recognized to treat an array of illnesses and symptoms ranging from mental-emotional disorders, stress management and insomnia, to digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain and sports injury.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is utilized for such an array of ailments that there is really no limit to its usefulness. The basic tenants of eastern medicine assists the body in self-regulation and balances its internal and external environments.
what does a session look like?
Typically, sessions run one hour ( 90 minutes for first-time appointments ). After a series of diagnostic questions, a series of any number of modalities, including acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, heat therapy and massage are utilized to address your concerns.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles should absolutely not hurt, as they are not intended to break the skin or draw blood. There may be an occasional ache or a sensation of nerve tingling. Most people find acupuncture to be generally very relaxing, and many fall asleep during a treatment.