Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of supporting the body, mind systems in their own natural healing processes. Originating in East Asia over 2,000 years ago and perhaps much earlier than that, in its modern practice acupuncture forms a part of a rational, personalized, evidence-based system of effective healthcare used by doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat a wide variety of symptoms and conditions.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

​Acupuncture uses gentle needle insertion to stimulate the flow of vital energy or “Qi” (vital air/energy) along the meridians or energy pathways of the body. In addition to acupuncture TCM utilizes hundreds of natural medicinal substances to create individualized healing formulas that meet each patient’s unique constitution and energy. By inserting needles into specific spots, it stimulates the body to heal itself. By stimulating specific points on the body with heat, pressure, or very fine needles, acupuncture practitioners are able to restore healthy function, thus resolving symptoms and reversing disease.

Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate nerves and connective tissue resulting in profound effects on the nervous system including regulation of key areas of the brain. This improved function results in the body producing its own natural chemicals involved in pain relief and the reduction of inflammation as well as releasing neurotransmitters that create a feeling of relaxation and well-being.

Common Conditions Treated

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Pain management
  • Sports related injuries
  • Common Colds & Allergies
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Weight Loss & Digestion
  • Arthritis & Joint Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • & many more

With Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, and other treatment plans we may suggest at Functional Health we are simultaneously addressing our patients specific health complaints and strengthening their bodies while coaching them to adapt best wellness practices we have researched to guide our patients toward a life of pain free Functional Health.

Better yet, more and more insurance companies are covering acupuncture! Call today to schedule your appointment and check your insurance benefits.
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