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::     What does Acupuncture Treat?
 

>     In 1979 the World Health Organization acknowledged the value of acupuncture in the treatment of multiple medical conditions. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Statement on Acupuncture of 1997 shows further acceptance by the West of this valuable modality.
 

>     At our office, we use Acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

 

Allergies                                      
 

Anxiety                                        
 

Arthritis

 

Asthma

 

Back Pain

 

Chronic Fatigue

 

Constipation

 

Depression

 

Digestive Disorders

 

Environmental Sensitivities

Fibromyalgia

High Blood Pressure

Infertility

Menstrual Disorders

Migraines

Rheumatism

Sciatica

Sleep Disorders

Skin Conditions

Ulcers

 

::     What about the needles?
 

>     We only use sterilized, stainless steel individually packaged, disposable needles and we are certified in clean needle technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).
 

::     Do the needles hurt?

>     The needles are only about the width of a human hair and are solid and flexible. They do not resemble hypodermic needles in design or feeling.

>     Different acupuncture points elicit different sensations and vary from person to person.
 

>     Most people find the needles are virtually painless. Some describe the feeling as aching, warmth, pressure, tingling, or electricity.
 

>     Many describe the feeling as different but not necessarily unpleasant.
 

::     Is Acupuncture safe?

>     A great advantage of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects unlike surgeries and medications.
 

::     How do I choose the right practitioner?

>     An Acupuncture Physician should be licensed in the state that you are seeking them.

>     They should be certified by NCCAOM, which is the regulating board for Acupuncture.

Today acupuncture is an acknowledged and respected field of medicine. The United States has set rigorous training standards for acupuncturists. Most states require a 3-5 year Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from an accredited acupuncture school and issue a written and practical state board exam, before an acupuncturist can become licensed.
 

::     How Does Acupuncture Work?

>     Acupuncture works by re-balancing what is out of balance. If the flow of Qi is stagnant or in disharmony, disease or pain can arise.

>     Acupuncture works by harmonizing the flow of Qi within us. By bringing the body into a state of balance and harmony, it is then able to heal itself as much as nature will allow.

>     Each individual is different and treatment plans are designed by the Acupuncture Physician that treat the individual directly and specifically based on their particular situation and ailment.

>     Needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points to stimulate the Qi and move it when it is in excess, deficient, absent or blocked.

>     Acupuncture treats to strengthen your physical and emotional body, prevent disease, control pain and achieve longevity.

>     Acupuncture is not only about ridding the body of symptoms or relieving pain but the big picture is to improve the quality of your life.

     
     
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