What is Acupuncture Treatment?
The practice and theory of acupuncture originated in China approximately 4,500 years ago and remains one of the most universally practiced healing methods. Acupuncture treatment involves tiny thin needles inserted into the skin (also called points). Acupuncture points act as a pathway to direct energetic information deep into the connective tissue within the body. Once the needles are in, most patients feel a sense of relief and complete relaxation.
Acupuncture may be beneficial in relieving symptoms, acute/chronic issues, and diseases. As an acupuncturist, Dr. Laura Michele will diagnose illness using her vast knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine; she treats her patients as a whole, rather than just treating the symptoms.
What are the benefits of Acupuncture Treatment?
- May Reduce Pain/Inflammation
- May Increase Range of Motion/Mobility
- May Improve Mental Health/Overall Sense of Well Being
- Non-Pharmaceutical Therapy
What are some of the reasons people choose Acupuncture?
- Hormone Imbalances
- Sports Injuries
- Digestive Problems
Who Should Not See an Acupuncturist?
Acupuncture Treatment is generally safe for all ages; however, certain medical conditions can prevent you from safely receiving treatment. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office and your medical provider for an evaluation.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
- Persistent lower back pain
- Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Postoperative pain
- Depression and anxiety
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.