What does acupuncture treat?
While acupuncture is often associated with pain, in the hands of a well trained practitioner, it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used, or as the support or adjunct to other medical treatment forms in many medical disorders. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems such as:
Digestive disorders: gastritis, hyper-acidity, constipation, diarrhea
Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma
Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems: menopause, painful menstruation, infertility, UTI’s
Tension, stress, and emotional conditions, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture stimulates fine nerve vessels, lymph nodes, fascia, and energetic lines in the body to stimulate a healing response. It improves the body’s functions to promote its natural self healing processes. The acu points are stimulated by the use of fine, sterile, single use needles. Multiple studies in animals and humans have demonstrated that acupuncture can cause many biological responses. It has been shown to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and promote homeostasis.
How should I prepare for my visit?
Simply wear loose fitted clothing, eat prior, and drink plenty of water.
Cupping and Gua sha
Traditional Chinese Medical treatments which are used to break up fascia, move blood and lymph, and decrease pain and inflammation. Can leave redness on skin which passes in 2-4 days.
When necessary, high grade herbal remedies may be recommended, including high quality Cbd products useful for pain, anxiety, insomnia, etc.
Electro- Stimulation (E- stim)
For certain health concerns, the practitioner may utilize electrical stimulation to the needles to increase the effect. Generally used in recalcitrant pain situations, and some urinary disorders.
California Tune Up
Based on the 10 point selection of Master Miriam Lee, a renowned Chinese Acupuncturist, based in California. This simple point prescription treats a wide variety of health concerns.
If patient is seen twice within the same week, will receive a repeat treatment. No interview necessary, unless a major change. Useful for fertility, pain patients, wanting to double up on treatments.
Learn more about Leigh and the services she offers: Metro Acupuncture
LEIGH MARSHALL: 480.648.4587