Acupuncture: An Ancient Healing Modality
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that seeks to restore energy flow throughout the body to relieve pain and stress. This energy, or Qi (“Chi”), circulates through the body along pathways known as meridians. Acupuncture stimulates this energy and removes blocks so that the Qi can flow freely and energize all the areas of your body so you can thrive, physically and emotionally.
What is a Treatment Like?
Acupuncture treatments typically involve weekly or biweekly treatments, with a course consisting of up to 12, or more, sessions. Your first visit with our acupuncturists will include an exam and assessment of your current condition, which may include a questionnaire that you and your naturopath discuss. We may ask you questions about your sleep, appetite, bowel movements, and current emotional state, all to more fully understand what areas of your life would benefit from treatment.
Once this assessment is complete, one of our physicians will instruct you to lie down, either face up or face down on the table and will insert small, single-use, disposable needles into your body where they have determined they will be most effective. She will then dim or shut off the lights, as you prefer, and will allow you to rest with the needles in for approximately 20 minutes. This is your time to rest and feel the effects of the needles as they take hold.
Who Might Benefit from Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a very popular and effective treatment for many conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Menopause symptoms
- Migraine headaches
- Weight loss
- Anxiety / depression
and much more.
If you suffer from any of the above conditions or are simply interested in this revitalizing alternative therapy, contact us today to schedule an acupuncture treatment. We’re here to help!