Acupuncture sessions with me are 55 minutes long which allows time for assessment, evaluation and treatment. I try to gain a deep understanding of your health issues, lifestyle and eating patterns.
Acupuncture sessions with me are unique as I incorporate: holistic nutrition recommendations, trigger point massage, reflexology, cupping or injections for more effective results.
I only work with one patient per hour which is important, as you will get the undivided attention you deserve.
What does Acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization (WHO) lists a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials.
- Pain and Injuries
- Digestive Issues/IBS
- Neck and back tension
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Headaches and Migraines
- Skin conditions
- Women’s health
How does Acupuncture work?
Many things happen when you insert a needle into the skin:
- It creates a micro-trauma that stimulates the activity of immune cells that control inflammation.
- Sends a signal through the nervous system to the brain: chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine and enkephalin are then released. Some of these substances are 10-200 times more potent than morphine!
- Helps stimulate blood flow: Restoring proper blood flow is vital to healing and maintenance of health.
- Regulates Nitric Oxide levels: Increased nitric oxide (NO) synthase activity has been found in acupuncture points. Acupuncture increases the NO level in treated regions and helps increase local circulation and decrease inflammation and pain.
How do I prepare for my treatment?
To prepare for your treatment it is best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing that you can roll up to your knees and elbows, to administer treatment easily. An intake form will need to be submitted to me before the treatment. (online or 10 min before session). The form will be evaluated and acupuncture will be administered gently.
How many treatments will I need?
Each person responds differently to treatment. Many factors will determine how many sessions you will need such as how long you have had the particular ailment, family history, current medications etc. Certain recommendations on herbs/diet modification can be made by the practitioner to speed up the healing process for the client.
Please CONTACT me if you have any questions or would like a FREE 15 minute phone consultation