We now offer Massage and Acupuncture Treatments in our brand new 3rd floor healing center. Most of our members have experience with massage but are unfamiliar with acupuncture and what it can do for you.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that has been around since ancient times. Your acupuncture practitioner will stimulate points on the body by penetrating the skin with thin needles. When these points are stimulated, energy can be properly restored to its correct flow throughout the body. The needles used are very small, only pinch slightly when going in and are disposable. Fresh ones are used for each patient and each treatment.
Acupuncture can be used to treat disorders and ailments all over the body. Everything from sore throats and hay fever to PMS and Infertility. It can even help you quit smoking and help with insomnia!
Sounds too good to be true, right? Many people who have tried various drugs and traditional Western Medicine for their conditions/ailments have found that acupuncture has treated their maladies better, for usually a lower cost and with fewer side effects.
A few things to know before your treatment:
You should eat something small about 2 hours before and treatment and you should avoid exercise for at least 3 hours before and after your treatment. Some people feel slightly dizzy or light headed right after treatment.
Brush your teeth, but not your tongue. Avoid coffee, juice or anything that might stain your tongue. Looking at your tongue is an important part of the diagnostic process for the practitioner.
Relax after your appointment. Avoid caffeine and alcohol and drink plenty of water!
We hope that this sparks your curiosity and answers some of your questions about acupuncture! If you have further questions, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch with one of our amazing acupuncture practitioners. Even if you’re unsure or skeptical, go into your appointment with an open mind. Maybe you’ll begin to think about how your body works in a whole new way!