Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of tiny, sterile disposable needles into specific points on the body. Stimulation of these acupuncture points will elicit the natural healing ability of your body’s own nervous system. Acupuncture restores circulation by encouraging blood cells and nutrients to flow towards the placement of the needles.
How can Acupuncture help me?
With a proven history of over 6,000 years, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are the oldest and most commonly used medical practices in the world. The goal of acupuncture is to stir your body’s natural healing resources, so that you can begin healing from within. Tiny needles penetrate the skin, triggering a cascade of your body’s own natural endorphins and neurotransmitters, which stimulate your body to heal itself from within. Acupuncture helps your body restore proper circulation, soothing painful areas and allowing nourishment to enter the body tissues in just the right amounts, controlled by your own nervous system.
More and more people are choosing Acupuncture because it works with the underlying causes of disease, rather than just treating symptoms. Herbs and dietary recommendations are often prescribed in conjunction with Acupuncture, and are specifically chosen to nourish deficiencies in the diet or to release excesses that have contributed to the disease pattern. Oriental medicine works in harmony with nature to restore balance within the mind, body and spirit. Instead of falling prey to degenerative processes, you can finally begin to thrive.
When we were children, we didnít think too much about health care. If we fell and skinned our knees, we went straight home to Mom instead of to the hospital.† Our Moms gave us some sympathy and TLC, maybe a band aid or some ice cream. Soon we had forgotten all about our injuries. Within a week or so, without us even noticing, our bodies healed themselvesÖ naturally.
Our bodies were designed to use nutritious wholesome foods, clean air and pure water as the basic resources for healing from the inside out. Unfortunately, we live in a society where itís all too common to eat donuts for breakfast, hot dogs for lunch and pizza for dinner. Itís rare to have fresh fruits and vegetables at the table anymore. As we get older, our bodies begin to have difficulties in healing and maintaining optimal health. Many of our bodies are breaking down with complex degenerative diseases and auto-immune disorders. Most of these problems can be attributed to the stress of nutritional deficiency.
Acupuncture is an all-natural approach that stimulates the body to heal from within. Needles are strategically placed to encourage the flow of energy, nutrients and natural healing agents. The body enters a state of deep relaxation that is profoundly rejuvenating. Herbs and special dietary recommendations are often prescribed to facilitate the healing process. Acupuncture, the all-natural health care option, can be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program to help the body heal itself and return to harmony with nature.
Dr. Beth is a licensed massage therapist as well as an acupuncture physician. If you choose to be treated without needles, she has many alternative methods to help you. She offers ETPS microcurrent, acupressure or tuina in lieu of acupuncture, cupping to draw pressure away from the body when it hurts to be touched, and herbal medicines that will nourish your body and support your healing process. Call her today. She has the tools to help you feel better.