Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture is one part of Oriental medicine which uses a different logic to diagnose and treat most health problems.  Acupuncture uses specific points along the body to activate the body’s natural methods of healing.  Research shows that the biochemistry and therefore, the functions of the body improve by reducing inflammation, increasing circulation, and relaxing the muscles.

The World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health recognize that many common conditions can be helped using acupuncture and other treatment methods of Oriental medicine.  

Some Health Conditions Include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Female health concerns
  • Post-stroke recovery 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is defined as the used of sterile, thin needles inserted under the skin to stimulate underlying muscles and connective tissue to cause a therapeutic response.  The treatment is comfortable and effective when done by a fully trained, licensed acupuncturist.  These practitioners graduate from accredited colleges which include several hundred hours of supervised clinical practice.  They are nationally certified and licensed by the state.

Acupuncture is used all over the world for a variety of health problems.  It is also used as a preventative health care practice.  Many people get regular treatments.  Considering that acupuncture often can reduce the need for prescription pain relievers and other medications, can eliminate the need for surgery or speed post-surgery recovery, and can help restore good health, it is a very cost-effective health option

What is Oriental Medicine?

Oriental medicine, also called East Asian Medicine, is a health care practice that has been used for more than 3,000 years.  It looks at the cause of problems and works to bring the body back to good health. It is a holistic approach that works on the mind, body and spirit.  Oriental medicine includes acupuncture, herbs, types of massage, exercise, and diet advice—all methods that lead to a healthier lifestyle.

What Does a Treatment Cost?

The initial visit, that can last 1 ½ hours, includes health history questions, diagnosis and the first treatment and costs $98.  Follow up treatments cost $72.  Some insurance policies cover acupuncture.  Ask your insurance provider about coverage before coming for an appointment.