Acupuncture + Chinese Herbal Medicine
What is Wellness Care?
Wellness Care is considered care without drugs that can not only eliminate health problems but prevent them. It is based on the fact that all health problems have three causes.
The first is trauma. We can have falls and accidents that occurred in the past, or recently, which can cause undetected and long-lasting damage, not just to muscles, but to nerves as well. Nerves control all functions in the body, therefore if they are not working properly, neither will your body.
Secondly, we have stress and emotional triggers that influence our health. Prolonged stress leads to hormone imbalances, which negatively influences the stress glands, or adrenal glands in the body. The function of the adrenal glands can be checked and if malfunctioning, they can be repaired through diet and supplements.
The last factor in illness is pollution or toxicity in our water, food and air. There are 82,000 chemicals that can enter your body weekly and also have a negative impact on your body’s overall function. We can help eliminate these toxins, help you lose weight if you need to, and feel great. Taking into consideration the effects of trauma, stress and toxic chemicals, we get results with problems no one else has helped.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture influences the Circulatory System to eliminate and prevent health problems/concerns by stimulating specific points to increase blood flow.
What is Blood Stagnation/blockage?
Blood stagnation is an interruption in the flow of blood through the arteries and veins, possibly causing a loss of normal function or pain. Blood stagnation is a condition in which blood is not moving smoothly from organs to the rest of the body.
How Does it Work?
Acupuncture is based on the fact that good health is dependent upon the flow of blood through the body. A blockage in blood flow in the arteries and veins can cause pain or illness. Acupuncture treats these specific locations of blockage by inserting tiny delicate needles into these points of blockage.
The Acupuncture increases blood flow and improves organ function and relieves pain.
What Does it Feel like?
At worst, people report feeling a mosquito like sensation at first. Once the needle is inserted, patients can expect to feel sensations of pressure, numbness, dull aching, electrical or a feeling like something’s moving around. Acupuncture needles are very fine, about the size of a thick hair. They are solid, and nothing is injected through them.
What to expect?
The first 4 visits into the office will be comprised of a comprehensive patient education procedure. Done over the course of 4 separate consecutive visits this procedure ensures that patients receive the treatment plan they need and deserve.
The first complimentary consultation includes an in depth Chinese Medical Exam, observing your tongue, pulse, and palpation of different trigger points along the body.
This evaluation is used to determine the exact nature of your condition as well as to determine if we will be able to help you.
This second visit will include a much more in-depth medical intake. Your third and fourth visits will both include a full Acupuncture treatment to see how your body will respond. Most treatments last about 1 hour. These 3 visits go into more educational detail helping patients understand how acupuncture and wellness care can help them.
After the 4th visit, a course of treatment or treatment plan is recommended and will vary depending on the severity of the condition, length of time with the condition, your overall health, energy and commitment to healing.
Many people begin to see results in just a few treatments. Treatments will be scheduled according to the treatment plan developed specifically for you during your first 4 visits. Treatment plans vary between weekly, monthly, or less if the problem is acute.
The treatments will be less often as the conditions improve. Through scheduled re-evaluations the doctor, based on your progress, will modify treatment plans.
It is eventually recommended for patients to include acupuncture maintenance treatments as a regular part of their health care regimen coming in for “tune ups” weekly, monthly, or seasonally.