What is it?
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient system that seeks to address both specific and systemic health issues. It does so by stimulating specific anatomical points with fine, single-use needles to engage the body’s own healing processes. Doctors of Oriental Medicine also use herbs, massage, and other techniques to move blocked energy (“Qi”) that contributes to dysfunction and disease processes.
Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug free, and effective. For thousands of years it has been acknowledged for its non-pharmaceutical, simple applications, low cost, and wide range of use. Acupuncture has a proven track record of treating pain conditions and a variety of other health concerns which include endocrine, circulatory, and other systemic conditions. Acupuncture and modern western medicine are complimentary when used together and can support, strengthen, and nurture the body to optimal well being.
Does it hurt? Naturally, people associate needles with pain, however it’s rarely painful. The needles are extremely fine and flexible. The sensation upon insertion can increase a sense of relaxation, as well as relief. Acupuncturists are trained to insert needles without pain.
Each person is different. The initial phase of a treatment plan is usually 4-10 visits, typically occurring weekly. Once a patient experiences significant relief, their visits are more for maintenance and come once a month, or as necessary. Length of treatment depends on factors such as the length of time their condition has been present, and its severity.
According to the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization, acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of many conditions including, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), back pain, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, sciatic pain, neuropathy, dizziness, vertigo, headaches, including migraines, insomnia, disc disease, digestive problems, women’s health, fatigue, and allergies.
Benefits for You:
Acupuncture is a form of primary health care in New Mexico. It helps to relieve signs and symptoms of many health problems. It can uncover the underlying root cause of symptoms.
- Low cost and a wide range of uses
- Treats pain conditions and a variety of other health concerns
- Can support, strengthen, and nurture the body
Medical Massage Specialist
Robert Costa, a graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, has been practicing full-time in NM for twelve years. He’s worked primarily in medical massage environments.
Medical Massage Specialist
Nancy received her initial training at the Massage Institute of New England in Cambridge, MA with a focus on Swedish Massage. Nancy McManus is a dedicated body work professional with a compassionate and intuitive touch.
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