Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin, sterile, stainless steel, single use needles into acupuncture points to influence the flow of vital energy. This safe, painless insertion of acupuncture needles can unblock energetic pathways, and increase the flow of vital energy throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. Modern research has shown that stimulation of these acupuncture points can regulate hormones and neurotransmitters, promote healthy immune function, and reduces stress which when combined with proper diet and exercise can restore health.
Over the past 3000 years, more people have been treated successfully with acupuncture than with all other healing modalities combined. Today acupuncture is widely practiced in Asia, Europe and Germany, and because of its safety and effectiveness its use in the United States is growing rapidly. Modern science has begun to understand acupuncture with the support of new studies conducted by leading scientists, hospitals, and medical research facilities all over the world. Today acupuncture is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid, and effective form of healthcare. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) acupuncture has been proven to be a safe, natural, effective, drug free way to treat men, woman and children for a wide range of medical problems including:
- General Health: stress, weight gain, fatigue, common cold, influenza
- Pain Disorders: musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, headache, migraines
- Neurological Disorders: headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, certain types paralysis, miniere’s, intercostals neuralgia
- Psychoemotional Disorder: depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia
- Woman’s Health: infertility, menstrual irregularities, menopause,
- Pregnancy related symptoms: nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sciatica, back pain
- Digestive Disorders: constipation, diarrhea, IBS, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, gastritis, ulcers, paralytic ilius, acid reflux, food allergies
- Respiratory Disorders: sinusitis, cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergies
- Addictions, smoking cessation, and much more…
Acupuncture works as an effective complementary and adjunctive treatment combined with other treatment modalities at Mind Body Spirit Care, including IV therapies, IR sauna, supplementation, and prescription to increase the effectiveness of these treatments, increase healing rates as well as minimize side effects.
How many treatments will I need?
Acupuncture works on momentum and has a cumulative effect on the body. The number of treatments depends on each patient’s particular state of imbalance. A typical course of care is 12 acupuncture treatments, spread out over a course of weeks to months and is then followed by a maintenance phase. Some patients experience immediate relief, and others may take longer, in general, chronic issues take longer to resolve than acute issues. Plan on a minimum of a month to see a significant change.
How much does it cost, does insurance cover?
Some insurance policies cover acupuncture. We are in-network with most insurance providers and will gladly verify your coverage as part of your acupuncture consultation. If you do not have acupuncture coverage, we offer discount pre-paid packages and accept payments from HSA and FSA accounts. We try to work with each patient to make acupuncture therapy affordable, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.