AcupunctureAcupuncture is a Chinese healing modality dating back thousands of years. In its traditional and most popular form, it involves inserting and manipulating extremely thin needles at specific points on your body to stimulate and balance the body's natural energy flows. The sterile, one-time use needles remain in place for a designated period of time while the patient rests comfortably in a quiet, dimly lit room or receives other, complementary therapies to facilitate healing.
After a treatment patients generally report feeling relaxed and refreshed, as if waking up from a restorative nap and feel more centered.
Healing Foundations' flexible treatment styles include body and auricular acupuncture as well as several effective alternatives for those uncomfortable with the idea of needle penetration.
The theory underlying Chinese medicine is that energy, or qi, flows through our bodies along pathways called meridians. Our health is maintained when this energy flows freely. Traditional Chinese medicine offers a wide range of time-proven therapies and treatments to correct and restore the free flow of energy, of which acupuncture is the most rapidly growing in the United States.
Healing Foundations offers fully-customized, individual sessions following a comprehensive consultation. To best accommodate your needs at every visit, each session may include acupuncture alone, or in combination with any of our Acutherapies listed below and here, and/or lifestyle and nutritional advice.
To accommodate the initial consultation, your first visit may take up to 90-minutes. Plan on 45 to 60-minutes for each follow-up session.
In electro-acupuncture, the practitioner attaches a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit that sends electric pulses through the acupuncture needles. This safe stimulation helps promote healing and is often used to treat pain, tension and paralysis.
Koryo sooji chim, also known as Sooji, is a Korean hand meridian therapy. Practitioners use either special rolling tools or very small needles to stimulate points on the hand that correspond to points on the body. Sooji is an effective therapy for a wide range of ailments, especially pain management associated with back and neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, gastro-intestinal conditions and sinus pressure.
The practice of acupressure predates acupuncture. During your acupressure session you practitioner will use fingers or special tools to press special acupuncture points on the surface of your skin to stimulate your body's natural healing capabilities. Because there is no needle insertion, acupressure can be used to treat children or adults who are wary of needles.
Tei shin (needle-free acupuncture)
Tei shin is another, needleless alternative for children and adults uncomfortable with needles. The practitioner manipulates acupuncture points on your body or ear with a specially designed, slender probe. No needles.
What does acupuncture treat?The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization recommend acupuncture for many disorders, including:
Low back pain
Nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy
Pain and nausea after surgery
Postoperative dental pain
Tendonitis, including tennis elbow and frozen shoulder
They made me feel comfortable enough to try acupuncture. Now it's a regular part of my healthcare routine.
I'm so happy I decided to come in. My back is healing so much faster this time around and I felt such a mental release from my acupuncture! I've been talking about it to everyone.
Please call for Acupuncture rates
60 minutes of Acupuncture + Reiki $125
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