Utilizing very fine needles inserted at strategically selected anatomical locations, acupuncture stimulates various neural nodes or jie, which have a net affect on both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
The nervous system signals the brain to release the body‘s own natural pain killing hormones/neuro-transmitters such as endorphins and enkephalins; helping to improve blood, oxygen and nutrient deposits within diseased and damaged tissue. When done correctly, relief should be experienced on the table within moments. This is how to heal long-term as well as support one’s overall immune function.
Acupuncture is most commonly known to treat various conditions of pain such as low-back pain, neck pain, knee pain, headaches as well as being used for drug/alcohol cessation, GI complaints, insomnia and infertility. Ongoing studies are continuing to highlight acupuncture as an effective tool for a multitude of health concerns not previously mentioned.
Our fast-paced lifestyle often places nutrition and food habits as a low priority. Or an overlooked step in a whole-body approach to health. Nutrition is a very important element of the complete Traditional Chinese Medicine system.
Supporting your nutritional intake provides a healing environment for your body. Changing your diet to a more holistic approach can in itself treat many diseases and symptoms. However, because of the length of time it may take to see and experience results, guidance from a nutritionist or health coach can support your nutritional journey.
Unfortunately, today’s population has a poor concept of what constitutes a good diet. Therefore, some of the most common conditions we are seeing now based on modern eating habits are obesity, depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis.
Our approach at American Acupuncture is to formulate a personalized nutritional plan based on your clinical needs and goals. We use our knowledge in both Chinese Medicine and Western Nutrition methods to support you.
The cornerstone of TCM is Chinese Herbal Medicine, a science practiced and documented over thousands of years. Over 10,000 medicinal herbs are used in China today and have been adopted in the West because of their potency and successful results.
Herbs are prescribed to restore proper function in your body. They are powerfully potent and should be respected.
As your health improves, so does your herb prescription. Some herbs may no longer be needed, while others may be introduced. Your practitioner will monitor your exact conditions with you.
Pre/Post Maternity Care
Headaches. Pre/Post Surgical Care
Neck/Back/Hip/Joint Pain. Arthritis
Frozen Shoulder. Carpal Tunnel