Clinical Services We Provide
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of tiny, sterile needles at key points on the body in a pattern meant to address an individual’s health concerns. Once they are in place, you simply relax for 20-45 minutes, often taking a light nap. Acupuncture is a simple, safe, and effective means of reducing pain and inflammation, improving circulation and energy, and creating a relaxed state of mind and body. The most common reasons people get acupuncture include to relieve back, neck, and joint pain, improve sleep, reduce stress, avoid catching colds, and to have more energy and peacefulness. Acupuncture is also an excellent tool for helping people cope with many chronic conditions and issues related to the aging process, and can reduce the frequency and intensity of uncomfortable symptoms.
Acupuncture is a process and works over time to remind your body how to function at its most natural and efficient manner. When using gentle and restorative healthcare techniques such as acupuncture, shifts happen slowly, at the pace your body needs to make changes. While some people experience significant symptom relief right after a treatment, it generally takes several sessions to create lasting results. To have the greatest effect, treatments are usually scheduled 3-7 days apart until desired outcomes occur. At that point, treatments can be reduced to every other week, then monthly for tune-ups on an ongoing basis.
Cupping is an additional tool we can provide at home. Cupping is a remedy used in cultures around the world; it uses suction on muscles and connective tissues to deeply increase circulation, relieving tension and increasing oxygen and blood flow to surrounding tissues. It is often used on the back for many kinds of stiffness and pain as well as for improving respiratory function in the event of some colds, coughs and allergies.
Herbal Medicine is the most widely used form of medicine on the planet; the World Health Organization estimates upward of 30% of the world’s plant species have been used for health and medicinal purposes at some point. Herbal medicine can be as simple and safe as adding garlic to a soup base or as complex and risky as using foxglove to create the pharmaceutical drug Digoxin. Using plants and traditional practices from Chinese medical practice and Traditional Western Herbalism, we can provide custom herbal teas, tinctures, syrups, salves, and more as needed.