Painless and relaxing.
Practiced for more than 2,500 years, acupuncture is one of the safest and most well-researched therapies in the world. Your body naturally strives to be healthy and in balance. Gently inserting hair-thin needles into specific points helps stimulate your natural ability to heal, deal with stress and anxiety, prevent illness and improve overall health.
Acupuncture is very effective for treating a wide range of health problems, including:
Chronic & Acute Pain
Acupuncture is proven to help alleviate neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, elbow and joint pain without the side effects of surgery or prescription medications.
Studies show acupuncture helps accelerate the healing of sprains, strains and spasms by decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow resulting in quicker recovery and enhanced performance.
Migraines & Headaches
Studies in The Journal of the American Medical Association show acupuncture helps reduce the frequency of migraines without the side effects that often accompany medication.
Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia
Acupuncture promotes deep relaxation by activating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many digestive problems including nausea, heartburn, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.
Allergies & Respiratory
Studies show acupuncture helps keep seasonal allergy symptoms at bay such as a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy watering eyes.
Studies show acupuncture can double the success rate of IVF as well as increase both IUI and natural conception rates.
Acupuncture is proven to help regulate the menstrual cycle and improve menstrual symptoms including those related to PCOS and endometriosis.
Acupuncture can help reduce hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the risks of hormone replacement therapy.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture increases and restores blood flow to the affected areas of the body to promote the healing process. It activates the brain through nerve pathways triggering the release of internal chemicals, such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have remarkable pain relieving properties. It reduces inflammation, relaxes the nervous & muscular system, and regulates the body’s hormonal and immune systems.
What to expect.
Plan on being in the office about an hour (15-20 minutes with the doctor and 25-30 minutes to rest). Usually a series of treatments are necessary to resolve a condition. Conditions which are acute in nature can take anywhere from 6 – 10 treatments while more chronic cases can take around 4 – 6 months of treatment. Once restored back to health, regular maintenance treatments once or twice a month are recommended for everyone seeking a long healthy life.
Will insurance cover acupuncture?
We are in network with BCBS and United Healthcare. Treatment may be covered for pain and occasionally nausea only.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, smaller than a cat whisker. Treatment is rarely painful, but may produce a unique sensation that Chinese medicine calls De Qi described as a heavy, achy pressure.
Where do you place the needles?
We use distal needling which is not necessarily at the site of the pain or problem. Most points used are in the arms, legs, head and belly.
What clothing should I wear?
Removal of any clothing is not required. Loose clothing that allows access to your arms from shoulders down and legs from knees down works best.
I made an appointment to see Dr Eric for low back pain and sciatica from a slipped disc. I could barely walk when I arrived and on the very fist visit the pain was 80% gone from just a few needles in my hand. Amazing and would highly recommend!Sarah M.
I had a case of Bell’s Palsy last March. Elizabeth was able to restore me back to health when the neurologist told me there was nothing that could be done. I began seeing good results after a couple of visits. Thanks.Art S.
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