Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve overall function. It is the stimulation of points that have the ability to alter biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve balance within the body. This ancient art of healing involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body.

IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

Yes. Acupuncture needles are very fine, sterile, disposable, and FDA approved. A licensed acupuncturist has had thorough training on the safe implementation of this treatment modality.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

This depends on your individual diagnosis, the severity of your case, the chronic nature of your condition and how you respond to acupuncture. Generally, acute problems require less time and frequency of treatment. For example, an acute sprain may require only three or four treatments, whereas chronic or severe ailments may require more treatments. If you have a chronic problem for many years, you may need regular visits to correct the imbalance in your system.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE TREATMENTS TO WORK?

A positive response to acupuncture treatment is generally seen after the first to fourth treatment. If you are being treated for a chronic, long standing problem, give the treatments two to three months for your body to respond. You will schedule your appointments further apart once you have achieved an optimal response to treatment.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE TREATED?

This depends on what you are being treated for. It is common for treatments to be scheduled once a week in the beginning to obtain optimal response and then once every other week.

Acupuncture is also often used as a preventative medicine. Many people see their acupuncturist only 2-4 times a year for a “tune up” or “balancing” treatment. This can prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality.

HOW WILL IT COMPLIMENT MY PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment modality, but when combined with physical therapy, the results can be outstanding.  Because acupuncture works well with most pain conditions, it can help speed up your healing time as well as relax the muscles an ease your mind.  Many times acupuncture can be scheduled before or after your physical therapy care to gain most benefits.

Specializing in Trigger Point Acupuncture Dry Needle Technique

Trigger point acupuncture dry needle technique uses acupuncture needles to release tight muscles with the goal of reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Dry needling is used to release myofascial trigger points by creating a local twitch response in the affected muscle(s). It is commonly used to treat Myofascial pain syndrome, which is a chronic form of muscle pain. Symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome usually involve pain with specific ‘trigger’ or ‘tender’ points in a muscle or muscle group. These points can be painful when touched or worsened by activity or stress. Myofascial pain caused by trigger points has been linked to many types of pain, including headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, low back pain, pelvic pain, and arm and leg pain. Myofascial pain syndrome can produce local and/or referred pain. Acupuncture treatment for myofascial pain syndrome can bring relief in many cases.

Most Common Conditions Treated

    • Anxiety
    • Asthma
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Depression
    • Elbow Pain: Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow
    • Fibromyalgia
    • General Well Being
    • Gynecology Conditions
    • Headaches/Migraines
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Insomnia
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meniere’s disease
    • Menopausal symptoms
  • Neck Pain
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Reflux Esophagitis/GERD
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ Pain & Dysfunction
  • Urinary Dysfunction
  • Vertigo