Acupuncture originated in China over 5000 years ago as an intrinsic part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The traditional Chinese believe that Qi (the energy of life) flows along meridians in our bodies, just as blood flows along blood vessels. In turn, these meridians or pathways are linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the uninterrupted, balanced flow of this energy keeps us alive and healthy. Similarly, if this life energy is impeded in any part of the body, disease (or dis-ease) results.
Acupuncture treatment involves the use of needles, which are inserted into specific sites along the meridians of the body to help correct or rebalance the flow of energy, consequently relieving pain and/or restoring health.
Contemporary/sports acupuncture consists of stimulation of the peripheral nervous system with acupuncture needles for the therapeutic purpose of treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at varying depths on specific points on the body, specifically penetrating the underlying structures such as muscles, nerves, ligaments, etc. The insertion of needles stimulates the body to produce endorphins, natural pain relieving chemicals in the body; there is no injection of any substance into the body.
What is the EXSTORE Assessment?
The EXSTORE system is a functional muscle assessment that finds the muscles that are no longer firing and are subsequently creating pain, inflammation and joint dysfunction.
The Exstore system is combined with Motor Point acupuncture, electrical stimulation and/or soft tissue release to decrease pain symptoms and to restore pain free movement while normalizing muscles and nerves quickly.
Does Acupuncture Help with Anxiety and Stress?
Yes, acupuncture is great at treating anxiety since treatments are very effective at soothing the nervous system and removing emotional stress from the body.
Does Acupuncture Help with Depression?
Yes, I treat lots of clients struggling with depression. Acupuncture treatments help lift people’s moods, increase their energy, and help them feel physically lighter.
Does Acupuncture Help with Neck Pain and Back Pain?
Yes, acupuncture is very effective for treating muscle pain and stiffness. The needles help relax local muscles, increase circulation and reduce inflammation.
Does Acupuncture Help with Headaches or Sinus Pain?
Yes, acupuncture is one of the best modalities for treating headaches and sinuses effectively without using medication.
Does Acupuncture Help with Insomnia?
Yes, acupuncture helps turn on the rest and digest mode (parasympathetic nervous system) in the body, sooth the nervous system and reduce stress. People report sleeping much better after receiving treatments.
How long are the appointments?
The initial consultation and acupuncture treatment can take as long as 60 minutes.
Follow up treatments can take between 30-90 minutes. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your practitioner.