Acupuncture and Eastern medicine have been practiced for over thousands of years and are part of primary care in many Asian countries. Since the medicine does not separate parts of the body, an acupuncturist can treat many symptoms, conditions and diseases at one time.
Acupuncture triggers the body’s innate ability to reach homeostasis. By placing tiny needles on specific points, it triggers certain physiological functions to promote healing. It works well as preventative medicine through strengthening the immune system and supporting emotional well-being and is also useful in managing chronic illness.
When a person is dealing with chronic illness, they often have unique needs for care. Our acupuncturists work collaboratively with therapy, psychiatry and specialty care to provide the best quality of life for the client. By using objective diagnosis through examination of tongue, pulse and palpation acupuncturists can catch symptoms early and often minimize the unpleasant effects of dealing with chronic illness. Suggestions of diet and lifestyle changes to ensure a holistic empowered approach to their treatment.
Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of mental health and emotional well-beingand it has been shown to calm the nervous system by releasing chemicals in the brain that help promote a sense of calm. Consistent acupuncture treatments release dopamine, a hormone known as the “happiness hormone”. It has been used in conjunction with therapy and psychiatry to help with stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma-related support by helping to support the somatic expressions of these conditions.
Our acupuncturists are trained in Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture, a Japanese style of acupuncture that uses body palpation to discover a person’s root constitution. Through objective diagnosis the practitioner can get instant feedback on the most effective treatment.
When determining root cause of symptoms, clients see more lasting results.