About Acupuncture

About Acupuncture

ear acupuncture carly samish LAcAcupuncture is a safe and relaxing treatment that allows the body to reach a state of balance, without adverse side effects or interference with medications.

Acupuncture is one of many modalities of traditional East-Asian medicine, including the herbal pharmacy, exercise, diet and nutrition, bodywork, and heat therapies. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and continues to evolve with high standards for education and research, integration with Western medicine, and widespread use for people of all ages.

Acupuncture helps to gently stimulating the body to regain balance and proper functioning. Blood and fluid circulation is improved, nerve function is regulated, digestion is harmonized, stress is reduced. As acupuncture increases functionality of the body it often effect several systems simultaneously: in a given acupuncture treatment the nervous system is calmed and reset while the respiration and digestion are regulated through the body’s natural momentum toward homeostasis.

After a diagnosis is made to determine what may be imbalanced, acupuncture needles are slipped into specific, responsive points that help to regulate body functions. Acupuncture has a correspondence with the parasympathetic nervous system, which brings a sense of relaxation and well-being as an added benefit of treatment. Acupuncture also has the ability to tap into the electro-conductivity of the connective tissue layers, thereby effecting the muscolo-skeletal system along with organ function.

Acupuncture can treat

  • Chronic pain
  • Acute pain
  • Injuries, sprains, strains
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Jaw pain & TMD
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sinus problems
  • Colds & flus
  • Seasonal illness
  • Emotional & mental distress
  • Addictions & recovery support
  • Stress-related issues
  • Bloating, cramping or pain with digestion
  • Constipation & diarrhea
  • Insomnia & sleep disorders
  • Dizziness & vertigo
  • Menstrual irregularities & pain
  • PMS
  • Fatigue & low energy