Traditional Acupuncture

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Acupuncture treatment, over 4,000 years old, encompasses a range of tools including diagnostic techniques, thin needles, and heat through moxabustion. Acupuncture increases the flow of Qi throughout the body, facilitating the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

The practice of Traditional Acupuncture uses a holistic approach toward a person’s body, mind and spirit by addressing one’s entire life rather than focusing on a specific symptom. Traditional Acupuncture, also known as Five-Element Acupuncture is based on Oriental Medicine principles from Taoist philosophy and practice. With the goal of balancing the five elements within the body as well as uniting the forces of yin and yang,

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) primarily addresses physical symptoms. Nancy incorporates principles from both 5 Element and TMC to give you the most complete possible treatment.

 

Is Acupuncture for Me?

Whether you have a chronic or acute condition or use acupuncture for preventative medicine, acupuncture can stimulate and improve overall health on any level. Acupuncture can also be used in conjunction with traditional Western medicine. For example, acupuncture can, in sports injuries, decrease swelling, increase blood flow and accelerate the healing process.

Acupuncture also improves resistance to disease, stamina, focus, sleep patterns, relaxation and mood. It enhances a sense of well-being. Many people also feel a connection to creativity and a sense of peace after acupuncture.

What Should I Expect During an Acupuncture Treatment?

  • The initial visit will last about 2 hours where you will receive a full Oriental Medicine exam, treatment and lifestyle coaching.
  • You are encouraged to participate in your healing by making some changes in your life style or adding some simple exercises.
  • Wear comfortable clothing & bring a list of medications.
  • Expect a combination of modalities including acupuncture, Zero Balancing, physical therapy, and qigong type movements.
  • Plan to pay at the time of service with check, cash, or credit.

What About Needles?

  • Acupuncture needles are slender, no thicker than a human hair and are made for one time use.
  • Most people do not feel anything or slight pressure when acupuncture needles are inserted.
  • Needles points may be warmed with an herb called “moxa” prior to the insertion of the needles.

How many treatments will I need?

  • Plan for a minimum of four additional weekly visits of about 1 hour in length.
  • The number of treatments needed depends on the symptoms and conditions that you are experiencing and the length of time you have had them.
  • While you may need more frequent treatments at first, treatments may taper to longer periods for maintenance.

 

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