Curious to try acupuncture? You might be amazed at how many of your symptoms can be successfully relieved by this 3000-year-old system of medicine.
But how does it work? Increasingly, science is revealing what the ancient Chinese mapped out through centuries of clinical observation and documentation. Many acupuncture points appear to exist in areas with a high concentration of nerves and blood vessels also known as “neurovascular nodes”. These nodes reach very specific areas deep within the organ systems as well as on the surface of the body.
Thus, the explanation that is easiest for most people to understand is: needling acupuncture points has a direct effect on increasing blood circulation locally and in areas that are distal to (far from) the actual needle insertion. The needles additionally activate and stimulate the nervous system to release healing chemicals, such as natural endorphins, immune components, analgesics and anti-inflammatories carried in the blood, into specific areas.
Acupuncture works synergistically very well with chiropractic. Chiropractic helps to realign joints that are out of place, while acupuncture helps to reduce local inflammation and increase blood flow for an overall accelerated healing time.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of:
• Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain and Disease
• Joint Pain and Arthritis
• Digestive Disorders, such as IBS, colitis, and reflux
• Respiratory Disorders, such as asthma, sinus infection, cough
• Immune Disorders, such as flu/cold symptoms, allergies, and lowered immunity
• Circulatory Disorders
• Dermatological Disorders, such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis
• Gynecological Disorders, such as PMS symptoms, fertility problems, menstrual
pain, and menopausal syndrome
• Emotional and Sleep Disorders, including anxiety and depression
• Men’s Health
• Preventive Health
Other services provided include:
Auricular (ear) acupuncture
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Functional Medicine Programs
To learn more about acupuncture and related services, or to read more about
wellness programs and classes, please visit: www.sheridanparkacupuncture.com
Office hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-5pm. Massage available Saturdays by appointment. (We break for lunch 12-2pm.)
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