What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a vital healing system that has been effectively used for thousands of years. Hair-thin needles (sterile and disposable) are placed with intention at specific points along the body to help treat a wide range of ailments including but not limited to:
- Digestive Issues
- Emotional Distress
- Carpal Tunnel
Acupuncture is powerful in its ability to restore balance and homeostasis to the body mind and spirit. For this reason, many people find that monthly “tune ups” are a wonderful way to remain healthy and balanced.
How Does it Work?
Acupuncture can be understood within eastern and western thought.
From a western perspective, it helps to promote the release of endorphins, balances and stimulates the central nervous system, and releases muscle fibers and myofascia that are stuck in contraction.
From an eastern perspective, Acupuncture balances and releases the Qi, or life force, that flows through the body. In a healthy body Qi flows freely and unhindered. However, when the body becomes compromised through injury, disease or stress, Qi can become depleted or blocked, which can lead to pain and other symptoms of dis-ease.
Acupuncture treats symptoms directly, while addressing the underlying root. As the body moves towards balance, symptoms improve and people often feel a greater sense of overall health, vitality and happiness.
What Can I expect?
Most people find the sessions relaxing and enjoyable. Acupuncture is a cumulative process and where most people report feeling better after a treatment, it generally takes five to six sessions before this change begins to take root into one's life in a grounded, meaningful and lasting way. I always work within the comfort of the patient and most will find the insertion of needles to be painless and relaxing.