Welcome to the Muscle Therapy and Acupuncture Center. The following information is intended to help you better understand the ancient healing arts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, so that you can relax and get the most from your treatments. We want you to feel comfortable during your treatment and encourage your questions.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is best known for its effects of reducing pain and inflammation. This is accomplished by a cascade of anti-inflammatory chemicals the body releases in response to acupuncture. The body is making its own medicine. Because of this amazing process, inflammatory conditions respond to treatment.
Post Surgical Inflammation
Back & Neck Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
How Does Acupuncture Work?
The insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body. These needles are so small that they will actually fit inside a regular hypodermic needle! These needles are pre-sterilized and used only once.
The application of minute pulses of energy to the needles after they have been inserted. This feels like a ticking or tapping on the needle.
Many illnesses are aggravated or helped by certain foods or beverages. We may encourage you to decrease or increase your intake of specific foods.
Vitamin and Mineral Therapy:
If there is a nutrient that can help your specific condition, we may recommend it. The vitamins and minerals we have are of the highest quality, which means they are very effective. We may also recommend a supplement that we do not carry, but maybe available in most health food stores.
Our job is to help you regain and maintain good health. We will make every effort to share with you what activities will help or hinder your progress.