COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
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means holistic care can now be a regular part of your
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$ 85 - 5 visit punch card
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Tuesdays 3 pm - 7 pm Frederick Location
Wednesdays 2 pm - 7 pm Frederick Location
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of healing used traditionally for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. This system for improving general health focuses on a specific medical protocol targeted at correcting imbalances of energy in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views a person as an energy system in which body, mind and spirit are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. TCM follows a basic principle that Qi (pronounced chee) is a life energy that flows through the body. Qi flows through the body on channels known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. According to TCM, illness arise when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked. Acupuncture points are areas on the meridians that possess electrical sensitivity. These points have been mapped out by the ancient Chinese are still used by acupuncturist today when determining treatment sites on the body.
Why choose Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is not limited to specific parts of the body or a list of symptoms, it treats the whole person. Benefits of consistent treatments may include elevated energy levels, reduced stress levels, improved ability to resist the onset of illnesses and conditions, quicker recovery from illness, injury or post-surgery and offers an overall sense of balance in day to day life. More than just a method for inserting very fine needles into specific body locations to alleviate pain, acupuncture also lends itself to emotional disorders, addiction, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, weight management, insomnia and allergies. From preventative care and ongoing health maintenance to having a safe alternative over pharmaceuticals for managing disease and chronic pain acupuncture is a holistic approach to consider.
Realistic expectations for Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a gradual process. Acupuncture is a natural medicine that assists the body to make changes. The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary as everyone’s body is different. Variables include age, health, the specific condition(s) and how well the body responds to Acupuncture. A positive response to treatments are typically seen after a few sessions. It is unrealistic to expect your health concerns to resolve after one treatment.
In China, a typical treatment protocol for a chronic condition could be acupuncture every other day for three months! Most people don’t require that much acupuncture, but virtually every patient requires a course of treatments, which can vary in length and frequency. On your first visit, the acupuncturist will suggest a course of treatment. This suggestion is based on their experience with treating various kinds of conditions. Common treatment plans for chronic conditions may be scheduled one to three times a week initially then progress to every other week. If you are being treated for a menstrual problem or infertility, allow the treatments three menstrual cycles for your body to respond.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
A quiet, tranquil suite that inspires total relaxation of the mind, body and spirit awaits you. To promote natural healing and function within the body, Acupuncture involves a process of inserting extremely thin flexible, surgical grade stainless-steel needles into specific points on the body located near or on the surface of the skin. Our needles, 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic, are always sterile and always single-use. Some people feel nothing, others experience a brief moment of discomfort as the needle passes through the skin that can be followed by a mild sensation of cramping, tingling, warmth or heaviness. The needles may be removed after as little as 20 minutes though most patients experience a sense of repose, so much so that many people often fall asleep waking up feeling quite refreshed after 60 to 90 minutes.
If you are sensitive to acupuncture or ‘needle-phobic’ be sure to let the acupuncturist know as thinner needles can be used. If you experience any discomfort during the treatment again, speak up. It is important that you are comfortable and having a positive experience.
Does Acupuncture incorporate any other tools aside from needles?
“Cupping” may also be part of the therapy and is intended to increase blood flow to an area of concern using glass cups that suction to the surface of the skin. “Moxibustion” may also be incorporated during treatments and is a form of heat therapy which burns moxa (dried plant materials) on or near the surface of the skin to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi. Acupuncture is effective with other bodywork and movement therapies as well as nutrition and fitness programs.
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