Important Update: Dr. Megan will be out of office starting November 1, 2023 for maternity leave. She will be out for the remainder of the year and plans to come back at the beginning of the new year.

Important Update: Dr. Megan will be out of office starting November 1, 2023 for maternity leave. She will be out for the remainder of the year and plans to come back at the beginning of the new year.

acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner’s hands or with electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. In Traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These meridians create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced “chee”) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health and eliminating disease. Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions.

Many Americans seek acupuncture treatment for relief of chronic pain, such as arthritis or low back pain. Acupuncture, however, has expanded uses other than musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. Acupuncture may benefit the following conditions:

benefiting conditions

Anxiety
Depression
Migraines/headaches
Addiction
Neurologic disorders
knee pain
Neuropathy
Sciatica
Sinusitis
PMS
Infertility
Low Back pain
Asthma
ADHD
Gastritis
Irritable bowel syndrome
Insomnia
…And More

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does acupuncture affect the body?

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

How many treatments will I need?

The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.

What does acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture is done using hair-thin needles. Most people report feeling minimal pain as the needle is inserted. The needle is inserted to a point that produces a sensation of pressure or ache. Mild electric current may be applied to them for added benefit. Some people report acupuncture makes them feel energized, while others say they feel relaxed.

Instead of needles, other forms of stimulation are sometimes used over the acupuncture points, including:

  • Heat (moxibustion)
  • Pressure (acupressure)
  • Friction
  • Suction (cupping)
  • Impulses of electromagnetic energy
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