Acupuncture is believed to stimulate your central nervous system which, in turn, releases a cascade of neurochemicals into targeted parts of your body, triggering your body’s natural healing response. There are many schools of thought to explain how acupuncture works, but the evidence is clear that it can have a profound impact on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual conditions.
Research by institutions like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show its benefit for conditions ranging from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis to addiction, asthma and anxiety.
Contact Water’s Edge Natural Medicine to discuss options for achieving a healthier, more balanced You with Acupuncture. Schedule a consultation today with us by contacting us online or calling us at (206) 966-4522!
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. If Qi is not flowing freely or is out of balance excessive or deficient – your body is vulnerable to illness or disease. When acupuncture needles are placed at specified points on the skin, energy is redirected and prompts a healing response.
Here at Water's Edge, we have specifically designed all of our healing regimens and procedures to treat your illness, balance what is imbalanced, ease your symptoms and empower your body to heal itself. Our practitioners begin by listening to your experience – learning about your symptoms and medical history. From there, they will work with you to discover the perfect approach to restore your vitality and health.
Acupuncture has been in practice for millennia with an incredible safety record. Minimal side effects may include minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were inserted or soreness in the area. The risks of acupuncture are extremely low, especially if you have an experienced, certified acupuncture practitioner using sterile needles. Because single-use, disposable needles are now the industry standard, the risk of infection is minimal.
Acupuncture is a very popular and effective treatment for many conditions, including:
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine, our naturopaths have years of experience and can help address a variety of emotional, mental and physical health conditions with acupuncture. Acupuncture treatments typically involve weekly or biweekly treatments, with a course consisting of up to 12 or more sessions. The course of Acupuncture treatment that follows will of course vary with each individual.
On your first visit, our team will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, daily stressors, diet, exercise habits, and current medications. The first visit will also 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. Your acupuncturist 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.
The results you experience from Acupuncture will vary according to individual factors like age, genetic background, as well as lifestyle, health and environmental conditions.
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA, our goal is to bring healing, wholeness and balance – and Acupuncture can be a powerful tool to accomplish restoration and health in your body, mind and spirit.
For years, our skillful, experienced naturopaths practicing at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine Clinic in Seattle, WA, have been helping men and women achieve wellness and wholeness in every area of their lives. Our acupuncturists are competent and certified with years of experience and impeccable recommendations.
If you are interested in trying acupuncture and have questions, we invite you to reach out to us. We’re here for you and happy to answer any questions you may have about your symptoms and our healing treatments.
Water's Edge Natural Medicine
1000 2nd Ave, Suite 2920
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 966-4522
Fax: (206) 283-1924
Serving patients in Seattle, WA and the surrounding King and Snohomish County communities including: Queen Anne, Mercer Island, Medina, Bellevue, Redmond, Snohomish, Kirkland, Edmonds.
|Monday:||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday:||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday:||8:00am - 3:00pm|
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|Friday:||8:00am - 12:00pm|
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