- What is “community acupuncture?”
- What training is required to practice acupuncture?
- What should I expect? Does it hurt?
- How should I dress?
- What if I have more personal questions?
Community acupuncture is a groundbreaking concept that makes the healing power of acupuncture more financially comfortable for everyone! You’ll receive treatments in a serene environment and in the same room as fellow community members. This community model is said to increase the power of each treatment and is offered at a fraction of the cost of a private acupuncture treatment. You won’t be shedding any clothing, so your privacy remains intact.
Classically trained acupuncturists, who garner the credentials of LAc., have been through a rigorous 3-4 year Clinical Master’s degree program in Oriental Medicine. Once graduated they are eligible to sit for National Board exams which, once passed, make them eligible to be officially licensed in their state of practice.
You’ll begin your first visit with a thorough questioning of your daily routines. Things like sleep and digestion may not feel related to your knee pain, but the information will enable your practitioner to treat you holistically! Once your acupuncturist has gathered the appropriate information, they will be able to diagnose and treat your ailment through the lens of oriental medicine.
The acupuncture itself involves the insertion of a hair-thin, sterile stainless steel needle either in local points of concern or traditional acupuncture points. The majority of the traditional points are located from the elbows and knees down, and tap into the holistic highway of acupuncture channels and meridians.
It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows access to the knees and elbows.
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An Ancient Art
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Acupuncture is a sophisticated process of stimulating neurovascular nodes (known as acupuncture points) to regulate the flow of oxygen and blood through the circulatory system.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety:
The environments we work and live inside of always bare circumstances that are beyond our control. These external circumstances can provoke a stress response and set off anxiety in the body. Acupuncture brings the body back into balance. Treatment helps to take back control of the body’s stress response. Lab studies have shown how acupuncture can slow the production of stress hormones in the body. Treatment creates a clear sense of ease and calm within the body.
Relieve Physical Pain:
Acupuncture works with the intelligence of the body. Treatments are designed to correct imbalances in the flow of energy in the body, called qi, such that the the organs and functions of the body are aligned for self-healing. The work is cumulative such that the more often your body finds balance, the stronger it becomes at maintaining balance. Acupuncture has been shown to treat low back pain, headaches, nerve pain, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, abdominal pain, carpal tunnel, neck and knee pain, and many more.
Acupuncture works directly with our body’s energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this energy is called Qi (pronounced chee). Qi is the vital life force that runs through the body. Acupuncture treatment can release blocked qi in the body to regulate and stimulate functions providing the body with greater energy.
Clear Your Head
In addition to the surge of physical energy, many people notice improved mental clarity after acupuncture. They’re able to make decisions faster with greater confidence. They feel more motivated and resolute about tackling items that have been lingering for months on their to-do lists. It’s as if the mental cobwebs have been cleared out. Suddenly, you will be out of your own way.