Acupuncture is a medical therapy that originated in China over 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture uses the insertion of sterile, hair-thin, single-use needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s own healing systems.
Studies have shown that acupuncture:
- Causes the release of endorphins and other neuro-peptides that suppress pain
- Stimulates the endocrine and immune systems through the hypothalamus-pituitary system, as well as the connective tissue, which can affect the muscles it surrounds
- Changes brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters
Acupuncture is safe practiced in the hands of a licensed professional. Practitioners must pass medical board exams and a national licensing examination in order to meet all state licensing requirements before they can legally perform acupuncture. We are certified by the Committee on Acupuncture for Clean Needle Technique. We use disposable, sterile needles. There are relatively few side effects from acupuncture.
Many people find acupuncture to be very relaxing. Falling asleep during a treatment is not uncommon. The first treatment lasts an hour and twenty minutes and the following treatments last one hour. The practitioner will ask questions as well as perform other diagnostic procedures such as taking the pulse or looking at the tongue. Other therapies are utilized including cupping and moxabustion. Patients leave the treatment room feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with a greater sense of balance.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnosis and treat neuromuscular disorders, emphasizing healing through the manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
We help to reduce pain and improve the mobility of patients. We also provide clear explanations about how to take charge of your own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat pain.
Certified and specializing in:
- Certified Medical Examiner/DOT Exams
- Flexion Distraction
- Graston Technique
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Kinesio Taping
- Therapeutic exercises
Massage therapy consists of the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) by a trained therapist. Various techniques are used by the therapist to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscle tension, improve functionality, reduce pain, speed recovery after injury, and promote overall health and wellness.