- Do you want to relieve low back pain, neck pain, chronic headaches, or another form of discomfort?
- Are you looking for an alternative way to reduce stress or anxiety?
- Do you seek a non-pharmaceutical treatment of depression?
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a technique that uses very small, single-use needles placed strategically in certain points along the surface of the skin. This healing technique blends modern and traditional Chinese medicine to cure pain and balance the flow of energy or life force known as qi or chi.
How does Acupuncture work?
Our practitioners—Emily Paul, EAMP, LAc, and Jason Taylor, EAMP, LAc—spend time with each patient to determine the ailment(s) to be treated during each session. Based on the patient’s health and symptoms, a specific course of treatment is determined. During the session, small needles will be inserted on or just below the surface of the patient’s skin in acupuncture points or pathways known as meridians. Inserting the small needles along the meridians will help to unblock chi and rebalance the body, stimulate the body’s natural painkillers and healing mechanisms, relax muscle fibers, and increase blood flow.
How does Acupuncture feel?
Although a patient might feel a very slight pressure when the needle is first inserted (or quickly tapped into the surface of the skin), acupuncture treatments are not painful. Once the needles are placed on the body, the patient will relax for the remainder of the session which lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes. Many patients find the treatments to be so relaxing that they fall asleep during the session.
What conditions are treated by Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is utilized to effectively relieve a variety of ailments, including:
- Specific pain points, such as low back, knee, shoulder, joints, and muscles
- Digestive issues
- Nausea from chemotherapy
- Headaches and migraines
- Respiratory issues
- Stress, anxiety, and depression
- Insomnia and sleeping disorders
- Reproductive issues
- Women’s health issues, such as menopause, endometriosis, and menstrual cramps