Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 2000 years. Acupuncture is proven to remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers, and strengthen the immune system. Acupuncture is currently one of the most widely researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine in the U.S. Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve the flow of physiological energies that support the function of your body. At Sun Wellness Center, we also use the following adjunct techniques within your session; Moxabustion (heat), Gua Sha (scraping), Cupping (suction), Auricular Therapy (ear acupuncture), electrical or laser stimulation, and sometimes even manual manipulation of the points. The many benefits of acupuncture and these types of therapies include:
- Pain reduction or elimination
- Complete relaxation of body and mind
- Stress relief
- Increased blood circulation
- More energy!
- De-tox and improvement of digestion
- Help with addictions/recovery
- Improved immunity
It has been scientifically determined that human beings are unique bio-energetic systems. For thousands of years Oriental medicine has acknowledged that there is a vital life force that flows through all things which is called “qi” (pronounced ‘chee’). In Western culture, it is often referred to as “energy.” Energy (qi) flows along pathways in the human body which are related to the organs, the muscular system, and nervous system. When the balance of this energy is disturbed due to trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors, or excessive emotional issues, then pain or illness results. Oriental medicine focuses on correcting these imbalances, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. In other words, Oriental medicine focuses on treating the factors that cause disease.
Safety-Acupuncture and Chinese herbology are safe medical procedures and are well known for their efficacy and lack of side-effects when administered by a qualified practitioner. All needles are sterile and pre-packaged for one time use in our clinic.
Insurance Coverage -Many insurance companies currently cover acupuncture treatments. Check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage.
The following is just a short list of commonly treated conditions:
- Arthritis/Joint problems
- Back pain
- Drug addiction/Smoking
- Knee pain
- Neck Pain
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Carpal Tunnel