Ancient Healing in a Modern World
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles throughout the body. Often these points are closely located to bundles of nerves. Inserting needles into the skin stimulates the neurovascular system signaling attention to the brain on a specific area of the body and stimulating blood flow through the vessels to certain areas. Disease starts to occur when blood stagnates and circulation is weak, blood is filled with nutrients and healing ingredients and without proper flow, organs and other areas of the body start to get sick and weak. We gently wake up the body’s natural healing system to restore balance. Acupuncture has also been shown to release “happy, feel good” chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine.
Acupuncture has been shown in studies to increase endorphin secretion (a natural mood enhancer and relaxer). It also has strong balancing effects on the neuroendocrine axis (the communication between your nervous and endocrine systems), enhances neurotransmitter function, opens up the circulatory system and dramatically reduces stress – all of which helps with healing pain, hormone imbalances, insomnia, anxiety and much more.
Absolutely. You have the ability to heal, period. Our method diagnoses and treats your unique patterns of disease. This means you will feel better as we help you heal the root causes of your symptoms. Even better, patients report that other symptoms also improve such as fatigue, pain, digestive problems, allergies and more.
Herbal medicines have been used for different and health issues for centuries. They restore depleted glands, balance your endocrine system, reduce inflammation and have many other positive effects on your brain and body.
The vast majority of the time there are no conflicts and, in fact, our patients are often able to reduce their medications after working with us. There are specific types of medications that do have a lot of documented interactions so we will make sure we know what you’re taking before we start.
Generally no, our specialized acupuncture technique is very gentle and most patients feel little to no pain. Instead, patients usually report feeling tingling, heaviness and deep relaxation.