What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of needle therapy which is gaining more and more popularity in the Western world for the treatment of acute and chronic pain also various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Traditional acupuncture utilizes very thin, solid, hairlike needles to access distinct points on the body to restore balance, alleviate pain, reduce stress and anxiety, enhance sleep, treat disease and improve overall well-being. Traditional acupuncture treats the whole person, no matter what ails you.
Today, more people seek medical care from acupuncturists . More doctors in the US are referring their patients to acupuncturists than ever before, siting the effectiveness of treatment, the ability to treat illness and pain with less dependence on drugs, and at times, the avoidance of risky surgery.
How Does it Work?
During a treatment tiny needles are carefully inserted at specific points on the body and the stimulation of these points affect both the central and peripheral nervous systems. It triggers the release of the body’s internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties. Triggering these points also increase in blood flow to areas where it is blocked or weak. When healthy blood flow is restored, the body’s natural healing abilities are activated, sending the body back into balance.
The Benefits of Traditional Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture treats the whole body from head to toe. Acupuncture has the ability to treat a wide range of medical ailments, including:
Cardiovascular HealthChronic and Acute PainDigestive DisordersEmotional Health/DepressionHormonal IssuesInsomnia / Sleep DisordersMigraines & HeadachesRelaxationRespiratory/Immune SystemSkin ConditionsStress & AnxietyWomen`s Health
At Body Energetics we believe that acupuncture should be a convenient and approachable part of everyday life. The sheer volume of conditions that acupuncture can help treat is incredible. Acupuncture is proven to help those suffering from diabetes, insomnia, chronic pain, PTSD, stress and many other conditions that can negatively affect your ability to live life to its fullest. There have even been examples of acupuncture making cancer treatments more effective. There’s no age limit, no drugs, no expensive testing. Age doesn’t matter. Son, father, grandmother – each generation can take a path to better wellness and health.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are minimal but may include fatigue, slight bruising, tenderness at needle site, lightheadedness, temporary worsening of symptoms, and emotional release.
Who is a Candidate for Traditional Acupuncture?
We will meet with you prior to your first treatment to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for traditional acupuncture, but most men and women looking for a natural approach to healing and overall wellness are candidates for traditional acupuncture. Those who are not eligible for traditional acupuncture include those with hemophilia or contagious skin diseases. We take special precautions when working with those on blood-thinning medication or have a tendency to bruise easily.
What can you expect ?
Your initial consultation will consist a thorough intake to identify the root cause of your disease as well as your first treatment. After your initial consultation you will be provided with a treatment plan which may consist of herbal and nutritional supplementation recommendations, follow up schedule for acupuncture sessions and orders for any functional and diagnostic testing. The number of acupuncture sessions needed depends on the severity of the condition, the amount of time the disease has been present, the number of presenting complaints, and the overallstrength of the patient.