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Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

 

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine that dates back over 2000 years. The nervous system is stimulated to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve mood or relax the individual by inserting a sterile needle into the skin. Needles are inserted into acupuncture points. Certain points correspond with certain ailments, conditions or causes of pain. For Example: a point between your thumb and index finger can address pain involving the head.

What is a Treatment Like?


Acupuncture needles are solid and very fine, with a diameter the same or smaller than the diameter of a human hair. When inserted, you may feel a heaviness or ache in that area (referred to as ‘Qi’ pronounced ‘chee’) which relents as soon as the needle is in place. Usually the acupuncture provider will insert 1-10 needles in a variety of acupuncture points to address various causes of the complaint and to strengthen the chance of a positive outcome.

Electrical Acupuncture

 

Electrical Acupuncture (EA) stimulates nerves which then transmit signals back up the nerve’s pathway to the spinal cord and/or brain. The EA signals ‘block’ pain signals by getting to the area of the brain that corresponds with the painful body region first. An electrical impulse is sent through some of the needles to increase the stimulation to the the acupuncture point. The electrical impulse is set at variable frequencies to address chronic (long lasting) or acute (recent onset) pain. 

*Sterile: the needles used are pre-sterilized, individually wrapped, individually encased by a plastic ‘insertion tube’, and disposed of after use on any one patient.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Vs. Western Medical Acupuncture //

 

Western Medical Acupunture

The foundation of Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) is built on the understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Due to its medical foundation, WMA is mainly used to treat the musculoskeletal pain, sports related injuries or movement disorders and chronic pain.

  • Sprains and strains

  • Low back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Head aches

  • Arthritis

  • Tendonitis​

  • Weak or inhibited muscles

  • Muscle spasms

  • Nerve pain

  • Anxiety

  • Sleep difficulty

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks at a much broader range of conditions. Not only is it a drug-free pain relief but it also will look at the underlying causes of disease and illness, as well as the symptoms. It is a holistic approach to treatment of disease and illness, by linking body, mind and emotions. Assisting in the prevention against disease and illness as well as maintenance of general well-being. 

 

TCM can treat disorders such as:

  • Neurological conditions

  • Cardiovascular disorders

  • Respiratory conditions

  • Asthma, sore throat,
    sinusitis, common cold

  • Depression, anxiety,
    addictions such as smoking

  • Digestive system disorders

  • Psychological Conditions

  • Skin conditions

  • Eye conditions

  • Musculoskeletal

  • Sporting injuries

  • Urogenital disorders

  • Gynecological and obstetric disorders

Who should I see?

Are you covered by insurance? This is a good question to base your decision on. Many insurance companies require you to see a Registered TCMP Acupuncturist to get coverage. However, not all insurances have that same requirement. Please, check your policy before you book an appointment. 

Please keep in mind that treatment costs will vary when seeing a Registered TCMP (Greg Hartz) verses seeing a WMA Practitioner (Shastidy and Alisha).