Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture was developed over thousands of years as part of traditional medicine in China, Japan, and other eastern countries. Qi (our body’s vital energy) circulates throughout the body in pathways called meridians. When the flow of qi becomes unbalanced or blocked, pain and disease result. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles at specific points where the Qi can be accessed and manipulated to restore balance. Acupuncture impacts the entire body, including the endocrine, digestive, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, reproductive, and nervous systems. In addition to balancing the physical body, acupuncture also works to harmonize spiritual and emotional aspects, making acupuncture a truly holistic approach to health!

Modern research has demonstrated that acupuncture provokes a release of natural pain killers called endorphins to modulate the pain pathway and impact hormonal cascades. Acupuncture is known to reduce levels of Cortisol and increase Serotonin to improve your mood, help your body adapt to various stressors, and promote general well-being.

Treatment times vary in length and frequency. Fine, sterile, and single-use needles are utilized for treatment. Individuals of all ages are treated. Children younger than 6 years old may be treated using massage instead of needle insertion.

CHINESE HERBAL TREATMENT

Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back at least 2,200 years and uses combinations of herbs to balance the individual. Formulas can be individually designed for each condition, each person’s constitution and modified as needed.

Herbal medicine reinforces the benefits of acupuncture between treatments. Herbs exert moistening, warming, nourishing, or supplementary beneficial effects in addition to or in lieu of acupuncture treatment. We use pharmaceutical grade concentrated herbs processed under international GMP guidelines. This process verifies authenticity of species, ensures correct potency, and provides quality assurance that herbs are free of contaminants, preservatives, pollutants, or chemical contaminants.

CUPPING

Cupping is a practice that involves creating suction on the skin using glass or plastic cups. The negative pressure within the cup draws blood to the surface which acts locally to improve the nutrition state, remove waste products, and promote cellular metabolism. Cupping encourages muscular relaxation and systemic comfort through the release of endogenous opioids within the brain. Cupping can be utilized in a multitude of conditions, most commonly for musculoskeletal pain or tension, headaches/migraines, and for pulmonary or sinus complaints. Static or dynamic cupping may be used. Patients often feel benefits of cupping in as little as one treatment session. After cupping, patients may experience some mild soreness or temporary bruising where the cups were placed. Cupping therapy may be added to any acupuncture or herbal treatment visit.

 

Commonly Treated Conditions using Traditional Chinese Medical Philosophy

  • Digestive Complaints – Diarrhea, Constipation, Acid Reflux, Excess Gas, Pain or Cramping
  • Headache or Migraines
  • Mental Health Concerns – Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management
  • Gynecological – Menstrual irregularities, PMS or PMDD, Climacteric concerns, Menopause
  • Male or Female Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction
  • Alcohol or Tobacco Dependence
  • Musculoskeletal – Pain, Stiffness, Paralysis, Tendonitis, Sciatica
  • Neuropathies, Parkinson’s Disease, Bell’s Palsy
  • Seasonal Allergies – Rhinitis, Sinus Congestion, Itching, Sore Throat
  • Asthma, Bronchitis
  • High Blood Pressure, Circulatory Support
  • Fatigue, Insomnia
  • Bladder Conditions
  • Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Eczema, Shingles, Acne, Psoriasis

Many insurance companies cover Acupuncture. YNC can provide you with a billing form to submit to your insurance.

Complimentary 15-minute consultations are available by phone.