Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have been utilized as effective methods in the treatment of disease, and to boost the immune system, for over 3,000 years.
Acupuncture is the art/science of inserting very tiny, hair-like filaments into various acu-points around the body. Doing so stimulates the movement of Qi (life-force energy) and blood circulation, which helps to reduce pain, and improve overall well-being. People from all walks of life are often amazed at how tiny, bendy, thin filaments can help to relieve their pain. Oftentimes, people go from being complete skeptics to believers just after a few treatments. There are Eastern and Western explanations for why acupuncture works. Most importantly, however, is not how it works…but the fact that it does work.
The goal of a Doctor of Oriental Medicine is to help reduce painful suffering and improve the quality of life. People see an acupuncturist for various reasons, including (but not limited to): low-back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, groin pain, hamstring pain, headaches, insomnia, gastrointestinal discomfort, allergies, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and the list goes on. Even healthy people can benefit from receiving acupuncture treatments because acupuncture relaxes the nervous system, and boosts the immune system.
Acupuncture may seem intimidating if you’ve never tried it. In most cases, people find that acupuncture treatments are extraordinarily relaxing, peaceful experiences and look forward to their follow-up appointments.
Most acupuncturists recommend at least 3 treatments so that a person can really begin to see the positive effect it’s having on their well-being.
Are you on the fence about trying acupuncture? We recommend giving it a try!
*Brian currently offers one-on-one acupuncture treatments, packages, and community acupuncture. Community acupuncture sessions are given in a small group as opposed to one-on-one. It is a cost effective way to try acupuncture on the extremities.*