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Acupuncture

 

The art and science of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been developed over several thousand years.

The way that Chinese Medicine looks at health is a condition of balance between yin and yang within the body. Particularly important in acupuncture is the free flow of Qi (pronounced chee and frequently translated as “energy flow”) and blood. Acupuncture treatment regulates the flow of Qi and blood to build up where there is deficiency, drain where there is excess, and promote free flow where there is stagnation.

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treats the human body as a whole that involves several “systems of function” generally named after anatomical organs but not directly associated with them. Disease is understood as a loss of balance of Yin, Yang, Qi and Blood. Treatment of disease is attempted by modifying the activity of one or more systems of function through the activity of needles, pressure and heat on sensitive parts of the body. This is referred to in TCM as treating “patterns of disharmony.”

A treatment may include not only acupuncture, but possibly recommendations for herbs or supplements that may help to balance your body for your condition. It may also include suggestions on dietary modification to enhance the treatment results.

Overall, Acupuncture provides great and lasting results. The number of treatments you will need depends on the condition of disharmony that you have. You will discuss that with your practitioner and set up a treatment plan on your first visit.

Scheduling appointments

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Q&A

I have heard of acupuncture, but why would I need it?

This is the question that is asked most often.Acupuncture is not only for pain.It can be used for many symptoms that you may not have realized.

Muscle pain

Joint Pain

Arthritis

Menstrual problems

Cramping

Menopause

Headaches

Acid Reflux

Sexual dysfunction

Sports performance

Digestion problems

Vision

Facial Paralysis

Facial rejuvenation

Acne

Asthma

Stuffy head

Lightheadedness

Allergies

Depression

Anxiety

Chronic Fatigue

Fibromyalgia

Sleeping problems

Sinus congestion

The list goes on and on including overall wellness.

It is an entire system of medicine that can treat almost any ailment you have to help reduce or eliminate the symptoms.So, any time you think, wow this problem is really bothering me, think… I bet acupuncture would help with that.

Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture does not hurt. You may feel a small pinch, but it is much less than what you may be thinking. Most of the time, patients claim that they do not feel any pain at all. You will, however, feel some sensations that may be new to you. Sometimes it feels like pressure where the needle is inserted, or you may feel like there is an electric current running up your arm or leg. At first it feels strange, but you will quickly get used to it.

How long is each treatment?
During your first session you will go through your specific needs thoroughly and get your first acupuncture treatment. After that, if you are coming in for the same problem, you can expect to be there for 30-45 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

Well, that depends on your specific needs. We will talk about what to expect when you come in for your first visit. Some people need only 1 or 2 treatments; others require a more aggressive plan.

Does Acupuncture really work?
Yes! Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. But, don’t take our word for it; check out what our patients have said on the testimonial page.

I am under a doctor’s care. Will they approve?

Acupuncture does not interfere with your doctor’s care. We may work in conjunction with your doctor to make sure that you are getting the best care possible. Some doctors are strong supporters of alternative methods like acupuncture and others know little about it. Rest assured, acupuncture will not hurt any program that you have with your doctor. Many doctors refer their patients to The Wellness Studio to augment the care they are giving If you are not sure, it is always best to ask your doctor.

Is Acupuncture covered with Insurance?
There are some insurance policies that do cover acupuncture. It can be fully covered, or limited coverage depending on your policy. We will be happy to call your insurance company to find out for you. Acupuncture is not covered by Medicare. The good news is that even if your health insurance does not cover it, acupuncture does qualify under flex spending and health savings accounts (HSA).