Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine modality that has been practiced for thousands of years and is the most widely used form of medicine in the world. Disease and discomfort occur in the body when there is stagnation in the channels, or an underlying imbalance. Acupuncture seeks to balance and break up stagnation using ultra-fine needles on chosen acupuncture points to tonify and redirect flow of qi in the meridians. Stimulation of these points can reduce pain, boost energy, and promote general balance and wellness.
Acupuncture for Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks
In this fast-paced, media obsessed day and age, these issues are on the rise and acupuncture is an amazing tool for anyone dealing with depression, anxiety to add to their tool belt. From a Chinese medicine perspective, depression and anxiety can be caused by many different imbalances, blockages or deficiencies in the body. After a detailed intake, your acupuncturist will choose acupuncture points based on your unique situation. Sessions are extremely calming and meditative, as this is your safe space to completely relax and heal. After the treatment, take-home tips and recommendations tailored to your specific TCM diagnosis will be given. Acupuncture is widely successful in treating anxiety and depression. Those seeking treatment often report a happier, lighter state, decrease in anxiety and anxiety related symptoms, better sleep and change in mindset in as little as one session. This is what acupuncturists like to refer to as “acu-bliss”! Try it out for yourself.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
If you, like many people, struggle with extra pounds, acupuncture can promote weight loss on many different levels. It is known to help curb appetite, reduce cravings, improve digestion, boost metabolism, regulate water retention/edema and balance hormones associated with weight gain. A combination of acupuncture points on the body and the ears (auricular acupuncture) will be used, and ear beads will be given so patients may stimulate powerful points at home when struggling with cravings and urges. Take-home lifestyle, wellness and diet tips and recommendations based on your unique TCM diagnosis will also be given to follow in order to achieve optimal weight loss results.
Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation
Acupuncture can help to reduce cravings, ease mental and physiological withdrawal symptoms, and regulate and support the body during the process of quitting smoking. After your complete intake is assessed, points will be chosen based on your unique TCM diagnosis and added to the well-know and successful NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol for smoking cessation. You will leave with ear beads placed on specific points (a form of auricular acupressure) so that you may continue stimulating these powerful points which curb withdrawal symptoms even when you’re away from the treatment room. The number of visits will vary for each patient, but generally a higher frequency of treatments during the first few weeks is suggested for the most successful results. Many people receiving treatments for smoking cessation report reduced cravings, fewer physical withdrawal symptoms, the taste and smell of cigarettes becoming suddenly intolerable, and an increased state of relaxation.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture treats a wide range of concerns - including, but not limited to:
- digestive disorders
- sports injuries
- chronic or acute pain
- stress & anxiety
- headaches & migraines
- reproductive issues
- and much more...
Benefits of Acupuncture
Not only is acupuncture extremely effective on its own, but it is also a wonderful addition to any wellness plan as is does not interfere with any other treatments or medications being taken for your condition. There is no downtime required. Benefits include:
- boosts energy
- speeds up healing time
- promotes deep relaxation
- improves sleep quality
- reduces pain
- improves digestion
- increases immunity
- relieves tension
+ First Visit - Intake, Consultation and Full Treatment
Your first visit will consist of filling out an intake form and sitting down for a consultation so that your acupuncturist can come up with an optimal treatment plan for you. No two treatments are the same. Your acupuncturist may choose to add other modalities such as cupping, tuina, gua sha or food therapy recommendations into the treatment, depending on your condition.
Try to arrive a few minutes early so that you can relax and get settled in while filling out your intake form.
Eat a light meal or small snack before treatment. Acupuncture should not be done on an empty stomach.
Make sure you are well hydrated. Do not consume caffeine or alcohol prior to treatment.
Do not plan heavy activities post-treatment (for example, do not go exercise or schedule meetings where intense focus is required) as acupuncture is deeply relaxing. Many find that resting after getting acupuncture done improves the overall results of the treatment.
Lay back, relax and enjoy!
*Cydney is not yet a registered acupuncturist. Once she gets her registration in January 2018, these prices will increase. Clients will also not be able to submit these treatments to their insurance/benefits until she is registered.