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* Tui-na (Chinese Massage)
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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of classical Chinese medicine. It is growing very popular in this country as an alternative medicine and a compliment to Western medicine. Western treatment generally focuses on relieving pain and/or repairing a health issue. Often this is done through the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or other medications, physical therapy, and in some cases surgery may even be needed. Acupuncture offers a safe, natural alternative, with virtually no side effects, to help control pain, restore health, and even prevent illness.
An important part of acupuncture is the concept of Qi (pronounced "chee"). Qi is the vital energy that flows through the body and protects it from illness. It flows through pathways called meridians and provides nourishment to all of the body's organs. When Qi is blocked and causes a lack of flow or balance, symptoms of pain or disease may result. Acupuncture works to restore the balance and energy flow. As the body's energy flow returns to its natural balance, the body can naturally heal itself.
During an acupuncture treatment, very fine, sterile, and disposable needles are inserted at specific points along the meridian pathways. In general, when needles are inserted, you can expect to feel a light tingling sensation, a feeling of heaviness, warmth, or a sensation of local numbness. Most patients are surprised to discover that treatment involves little or no pain and is usually quite relaxing.
During your initial consultation, your acupuncturist will conduct a thorough interview of your medical history and current health habits. He may examine your tongue, eyes, the color and texture of your skin, then feel your pulses. Based upon the findings during the interview and examination, your acupuncturist will devise an individualized treatment that may include any of the above modalities. He may also recommend changes in diet, lifestyle changes, stretches, or other exercises to work in conjunction with the acupuncture treatment.
After your first visit, your acupuncturist will recommend a treatment plan and may ask you to return once or twice per week for six to ten treatments depending on your needs. Once stabilized, you may be asked to return every three or four weeks for treatment. A person in good health may return for health maintenance and preventive care. It is important to remember that acupuncture is not a "quick fix". Changes may occur quickly or over a longer period of time depending upon your overall nature and health.
(approximately 1-1/2 hours)
(approximately 45 minutes)
Please note that if we are contracted with an insurance carrier then their allowable fee schedule is used per our contract with them.
Acupuncture is well known for its ability to relieve pain and we have successfully used it to treat a great many health conditions such as:
We have also had success in treating patients with the following conditions:
Symptoms associated with Menopause especially Hot Flashes
Acupuncture has also been successful in treating the following conditions:
Pre/Post Surgical Recovery
Nausea related to Chemotherapy/Radiation