Acupuncture is a proven remedy for acute and chronic ailments, pain relief, enhancing recuperative powers, and strengthening the immune system. Acupuncture stimulates the release of opiate-like hormones and induces a state of deep relaxation, balance, and healing.
People are often surprised to discover how relaxing acupuncture is.
During treatment, extremely fine, single-use needles are inserted at specific locations known as acupuncture points. These points follow precise pathways (meridians or channels), which correspond to the body’s peripheral and central nervous system. Stimulating points with needles (acupuncture), heat (moxibustion), or pressure (guasha, cupping, massage) provides signaling to the brain to induce clinical change, increase circulation of blood and lymph, and restore normal balance and flow throughout the body.
Electro-Acupuncture (E-Stim) is a type of treatment where small electrodes are attached to acupuncture needles. This mild electrical micro-current feels like gentle tapping, and provides additional stimulus to the nervous system, and stronger signaling to the brain. E-Stim is especially helpful for chronic pain, musculoskeletal issues, fertility treatments, and sports injuries.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
When needles are inserted there may be a sensation of tingling, heaviness, or warmth. In general, sensations are mild and tend to dissipate quickly. People often fall into deep, relaxed sleep states while receiving acupuncture.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The frequency of acupuncture treatments will vary according to the nature of the condition being treated and the underlying constitution of the patient. Acute situations typically require fewer visits over a shorter period of time, while chronic conditions tend to require more extensive treatment.
Is Acupuncture Good Self-Care?
Acupuncture may be used as a preventative modality, for example, coming in for treatment to recharge the immune system, prepare for seasonal changes, and to manage stress. It can be helpful to recover from illness or injury, pre-/post-surgery, during IVF and other fertility treatments, and to promote relaxation and a sense of harmony and well-being.
Dr. Cynthia Esseichick's practice combines a solid understanding of acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, medicinal herbs, cupping, electro-acupuncture, guasha, and moxibustion. Her clinical approach blends the best elements of Western biomedical awareness within an Eastern medical practice.
She specializes in fertility, pain elimination, musculoskeletal disorders, migraine relief, GI and psycho-emotional disorders including anxiety and depression. Dr. Cynthia is interested in helping people attain optimal health and wellness through Traditional Chinese Medicine, a gentle and effective means of restoring balance and vitality.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine provide gentle, effective means for addressing infertility, insomnia, chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and other issues which impact daily life.
Herbal Medicine is the use of plant botanicals for their specific healing properties is a complementary approach to our other wellness applications.
Moxibustion is the application of thermal stimuli by the combustion of sagebrush on specific acupuncture points. Moxibustion warms meridians, improves circulation, eliminates blood stagnation, cold, and moisture, and detoxifies and strengthens health.
Gua sha is a traditional Chinese healing method that uses a smooth-edged tool to press-stroke your skin. Learn more about Guasha here.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient technique practiced with fire and glass cups to suction the skin allowing facia adhesions to loosen, detoxification to occur, & increased blood flow. The technique releases excess toxins by opening lymphatic pathways and helps release scar tissue. Wonderful for pain release.