Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal science that has been in practice for over 5,000 years. Treatments use thin, painless, disposable needles and moxibustion along main acunpuncture points on the body to treat a number of different ailments. After diagnosis, your acupuncturist may suggest a series of treatments or an herbal supplement to provide complete treatment of your symptoms. Individual treatment sessions last one hour, and with continued treatment chronic issues are often treated or diminished.
Acupuncture has successfully treated:
|Joint and soft tissue|
|Chronic neck & back pains||Digestive Issues|
|Arthritis||Irritable bowel syndrome|
|Sciatic pain||Headache & Migraine|
|Immune Imbalances||Emotional Imbalances|
|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome||Anxiety/Stress|
About our acupuncturist:
Aaron Rubinstein received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1993. He received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Texas College of TCM in 2000. His interest in Japanese styles of acupuncture has taken him to Amsterdam, Boston, San Francisco, and Tokyo to study with many of the top practitioners and teachers in the field. He has written professional articles that have been translated into Japanese and internationally published. His style of practice is exceptionally gentle, thorough, and effective.
While the seemingly esoteric traditional Chinese medicine can explain how acupuncture works in terms of Yin and Yang, a western scientific explanation remains vague. Among the many theories proposed, it is easiest to understand the benefits of acupuncture as the overlay of three types of effects: (1) Neurological, (2) Neuroendocrine, and (3) Locally mediated. Acupoints are tiny areas on the skin that contain highly concentrated levels of nerve endings, lymphatics and blood vessels. While stimulation of an acupoint with needle is completely painless, it initiates a complex cascade of events that can be categorized as follows:
1) Neurological: pain perception is altered when the stimulation of peripheral nerves sequentially turns-off nerve fibers in the central nervous system, dampening pain impulses and modulating disease.
2) Neuroendocrine: neurotransmitters and hormones modulate the effects of acupuncture, resulting in physiologic effects on the body. The increase in white cell levels produced by acupuncture is an example of this kind of phenomena.
3) Locally Mediated: an integrated response well known to those who have experienced acupuncture is the odd, numb, tingly feeling produced when a needle is properly placed. What is behind that sensation is a combination of enzymatic, chemical and vascular changes that augment the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment.
|Acupuncture pricing||Single||5-session card|