An Acupuncture Crash Course
Meridians are energy channels which course throughout the body. Chi circulates via the meridians to all parts of the body.
The unimpeded flow of chi is imperative for good health, and any misdirection, blockage or other interruption of the flow of chi may result in pain, dysfunction and poor health.
Using fine needles, an acupuncturist stimulates certain points along the course of the 14 meridians. This act restore the balance and flow of chi so that the body and its systems can function normally.
Acupuncture sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.
Acupuncture and Cupping for Pain Relief
The placement of acupuncture needles at specific pain points releases endorphins and opioids, the body’s natural painkillers, as well as neurotransmitters to the brain. There is also evidence that stimulating acupuncture points may increase the rate of healing to injured areas. When pain is relieved, patients feel a greater overall sense of well-being, both physically and emotionally. As a result, they may heal faster.
A common practice among olympic athletes and celebrities alike, cupping draws out inflammation, detoxifies the body and improves circulation. It’s this improved circulation that helps speed up recovery and promotes healthy skin and boosts the complexion.
Other Common Conditions Treated by Acupuncture
- Sports Injuries
- High Blood Pressure
- Stomach Problems
- Wrinkles (facial rejuvenation)
- Gynecological Dysfunction
What is the cost per session?
A single session is $75 (additional $25 consultation fee for new patient appointments).
Introductory series of 3: $210
5 sessions: $325
10 sessions: $600
Stop Smoking Treatments
For those who want to quit smoking, acupuncture directed to selected points in the body may help curb the desire to smoke, according to a report in the journal Preventive Medicine (Vol. 33: 364-372). Longevity Health Center — along with Acupuncturist Alice Honican — uses an acupuncture technique which helps to balance energy and release endorphins to maximize wellbeing during the withdrawal process.
Our Licensed Acupuncturists are available for treatment Monday thru Friday, including some evening hours. Contact Longevity Health Center to schedule an appointment today!