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Acupuncture is one of the most effective drug-free treatments for pain relief. Treatments are minimally invasive and simple – small, sterilized stainless steel, single-use, medication-free needles are tapped into the skin. Whether for healing injuries or managing pain, acupuncture frequently provides instantaneous relief with long lasting results when proper treatments are administered. Pain is the body’s way to communicate with the brain that blockages need to be removed in order to restore normal physiological and emotional function. By stimulating specific acupuncture and trigger points with needles, acupuncture will stimulate blood flow, relax and re-train muscles, soothe nerves, and renew the body’s ability to heal. As a result, pain is relieved.
Acute or Chronic Pain, Headache, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Sciatica, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Digestive Disorder, etc.
Acupuncture can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself. Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress. Acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles. While it isn't always possible to remove the external forces causing stress, the ability to effectively deal with stress is a choice. Take time for yourself to cultivate the energy you need to handle your stress more skillfully and effectively. Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, Insomnia (Poor Sleep), Agitation, Hypertension, etc.
Acupuncture can improve digestion. When digestion works more efficiently, the brain gets the message that the body has been fed, and with that message, reduces the cravings. The metabolic pathways work better and nutritional intake increases. There are a variety of acupuncture points that are very effective for overcoming cravings and even acupressure points that the individual can learn to do while at home, away from the clinic.
The first step to weight loss is using acupuncture to help you to start feeling better. By combining proper exercise and eating healthy foods, you can create an upward spiral. Acupuncture can jumpstart the process and speed it along faster. Contact our office to set up your first visit and get started on your weight loss journey.
A headache is a condition that occurs when a patient experiences pain in any part of the head. The most common type is a tension headache, which usually causes a dull pain on both sides of the head. Patients with a tension headache may also experience scalp and muscle tenderness. A migraine is a severe headache that can last for days if left untreated. The pain from a migraine typically occurs on only one side of the head, and it may throb or pulsate. Patients with migraines may also experience nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or sensitivity to sound.
Physical or emotional stress cause most tension headaches. Researchers believe that chemical imbalances in the brain or changes in the interaction between the trigeminal nerve and the brainstem cause migraines. People who are migraine-prone may be more likely to experience headaches after encountering certain triggers, such as specific chemicals, changes in the weather, or hormonal changes.
Our providers have a variety of treatment options that can alleviate migraines and headaches. Some of the treatments we offer include massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, cupping therapy, and natural medicine. In most cases, our providers will recommend a treatment program that includes a combination of these therapies.
Many combat veterans and active duty suffer from chronic pain and/or serious acute traumatic stress – they may be having flashbacks, panic, insomnia, suicidal ideation, or any number of symptoms. The US Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that anywhere from 11% to 30% of veterans screen positive for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) depending on which conflict the service member was involved. Access to mental health resources and treatment continues to be difficult for many veterans.
Acupuncture is known to help with a variety of issues ranging from mental health, chronic pain and general wellness.
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The nationwide opioid crisis has blanketed the country, and the veteran population is one of the hardest-hit by chronic and acute pain. In 2013, more than 2 million veterans suffered from a chronic pain diagnosis, and the number is only growing. More than 50% of older veterans experience chronic pain, and that proportion jumps to 60% for veterans who served in the Middle East. Up to 75% of female veterans suffer from chronic pain.
The purpose of Acupuncture is to re-establish a balance of Qi flow (yang) within the meridians and thereby strengthen the functioning of the organ systems (yin) within the body. This Qi flow within the meridians can be compared to the water flow of a river. When river water is backed up due to boulders or other blockages, excess water collects on one end of the blockage and is unable to get downstream. This lack of water flow can lead to the malnourishment of plant and animal life on one end, while the excess water accumulation can lead to the erosion of riverbanks and unhealthy swamp like conditions on the other end. The same can be said of the human body. Stagnant Qi can exist in one meridian, while another is deficient. Removing the boulders can re-establish healthy water flow throughout the whole river, just as acupuncture can re-establish healthy Qi flow throughout the whole body.