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Acupuncture

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Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3,000 years in Asia.

We use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to energy pathways in your body called meridians. his centuries-old healing procedure focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, which in turn may address specific conditions.

What About the Needles?

The most common question we get is about the needles we use. Most people have encountered hypodermic needles and sewing needles. Both types are gigantic compared to the ones we use. In fact, five of our needles could easily fit inside a hypodermic needle!

Feels Great

When we first insert these ultra-fine, sterile needles at special energy points on your body, most people report a small prick, like a mosquito bite. When there is discomfort it is usually created by vivid imaginations, not our needles!

How Does it Work?

Perhaps the best way to think about acupuncture is to imagine rivers of energy throughout your body, organized by meridians.

These meridians can experience a “log jam” and energy flow is restricted. The needles help loosen the logjam and allow energy to circulate properly. In doing so, acupuncture releases chemicals called opioids and endorphins which are responsible for mediating pain.

Acupuncture visits can take up to 15-20 minutes.

Most people experience a variety of post-session outcomes, which range from pain reduction, increased range of motion, feeling energized, to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.


Cosmetic Acupuncture

Dr. Emmalee provides facial rejuvenation acupuncture! It is a technique that is used to help increase the blood flow to the skin and stimulate collagen production. It may help improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, creating a more relaxed appearance and helping to fight the signs of aging.

The process involves the superficial insertion of needles into the face and will include other points on the body depending on the Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis. In order to see results, a series of 10 weekly sessions is required. The frequency of maintenance treatments will depend on areas of concern as well as diet and lifestyle.