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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a gentle, effective way to address chronic symptoms, an acute injury, reduce stress, or to simply maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. As an acupuncturist, my goal is to work with you to help you achieve optimal health and feel your very best. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about acupuncture, including what acupuncture can treat and what you can expect from a session!

What is Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine?

  • Acupressure
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion
  • Gua Sha
  • Qi Gong

  • How does acupuncture work?
    Acupuncture therapy uses micro-thin disposable sterile needles that are gently inserted into carefully selected acupuncture points.  These points are found along defined pathways, "meridians", that run throughout the body.  Health is optimized when blood and energy, known  as "Qi", circulate smoothly through these pathways. When blood circulation and Qi flow is interrupted or blocked, illness, pain, fatigue, emotional imbalance, and other problems may result.  With the stimulation of acupuncture points, blood circulation is regulated, Qi flow is returned, and health is restored.

    Does acupuncture hurt?
    Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and are designed to be virtually painless. Most patients report feeling no discomfort at all. Common sensations include a feeling of light pressure, subtle internal movement, and warmth.

    What does acupuncture treat?

    MUSCULO-SKELETAL
    Neck, Shoulder, & Back Pain
    Fibromyalgia
    Sciatica
    Acute/Chronic Injuries
     
    GYNECOLOGICAL
    PMS
    Irregular or Painful Periods
    Symptoms of Endometriosis, PCOS, Menopause
    Infertility
    IVF / IUI Support
    Fatigue, Constipation, Edema, Morning Sickness in Pregnancy 
     
    EMOTIONAL
    Stress & Anxiety
    Insomnia
    Depression

    NEUROLOGICAL
    Headache/Migraine
    TMJ
    Carpal Tunnel 
    Neuralgia/Neuropathy
    Post-operative Pain

    DIGESTIVE 
    Bloating
    Nausea
    Constipation
    IBS

    RESPIRATORY/NASAL
    Congestion
    Common Cold
    Shortness of Breath & Asthma
    Allergies

    OTHER 
    Chronic Fatigue
    Autoimmune Disorders 

    How long are treatments and what should I expect?
    Initial treatments are an hour and a half.  Follow up treatments are an hour. The session starts with a discussion of current health and health history. We will go over your chief complaint, health concerns and goals, as well as any questions you may have. Treatments are tailored to each patient individually, as the theory goes - "one disease...many treatments." Each treatment includes acupuncture, relaxation, and any additional techniques that are appropriate.

    How many treatments will I need?
    Each person is unique and requires an individualized treatment plan.  The length of treatment depends on the type, severity, and duration of the condition.  Generally speaking, for every year a condition has existed, a month of regular treatments is required.  I suggest that first time patients commit to three treatments to fully experience the benefits of acupuncture!

    Fees
    Insurance is accepted. Please call to inquire.  Please call Megan at 855-55-BWELL ext. 127 to learn more. We look forward to speaking with you.

    Have questions of comments?

    Reach out to Licensed Acupunctuist,
    Megan Crouse, LAc.
    Contact her at:
    1-855-552-9355 ext. 127 
    Acupuncture@SouthyBayWellness.com

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