PINPOINTS + PATHWAYS
What is it?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an effective system of medicine that has been used for thousands of years to treat disease and promote health and well-being. Acupuncture is also great for pain management.
Within this system, ancient natural sciences such as Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tui-Na, Structural Manipulations, Moxibustion, cupping, and other healing modalities are used to rid the body of disease and restore the natural balance of health to the body.
How Does it work?
Your body has over two thousand acupuncture points that belong to a set of points along pathways or meridians that cover your entire body. Each one of these points has a particular effect on the function of your body and mind.
When needles are placed into an acupuncture point, a signal is sent to your spinal cord, brain, organs and other tissues via channels or pathways (some neural pathways are mimicked).
When a needle is inserted at these points, there is a change in frequency at that area, which sends signals to the brain and other tissues, cells, and structures to create a desired response.
How Many treatments until i have relief?
It really depends on the nature and length of your complaint or problem. Sometimes it just takes one treatment and for others it takes several more. Many people begin to experience relief after a few treatments. The recommended initial treatment plan is a series of 7 visits.
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Styles of Acupuncture
Personal + Pathways
We Help You Choose Which Path is Best
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
This system incorporates the Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) metaphors (qi, blood, yin, yang, with Acupuncture treatment cold, heat, damp, dryness) for explaining pathology, physiology as well as the selection of the classical acupuncture points utilized in the treatment. We use the classical energetic channels, called meridians, for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Classical hand techniques are applied for the stimulation of the acupuncture points and the acupuncture protocol is chosen from the TCM diagnostics of traditional assessments of the radial pulse and tongue. Fantastic for Internal medical conditions that are unexplained by Western medicine or need a new, different approach to treatment. This system also works very well in conjunction with Western medical treatments by minimizing, the sometimes, harsh side-effects of Western medicine.
Orthopedic acupuncture utilizes many different aspects of physical medicine, in combination with specialized acupuncture techniques that drastically increase the effectiveness of correcting many different orthopedic disorders and complaints. Neuromuscular motor-acupuncture points are stimulated, either by hand or with electrical acupuncture devices, in which stimulate the muscles, similar to TENS but more effective and deeper, resulting in strengthening the targeted musculature and resetting pain pathways. Most people that benefit from this style of acupuncture are athletes or those with chronic persistent pain that have not responded to other treatments.
Auricular Acupuncture is based more on neuroanatomy than metaphorical ways to look at physiology. The system of Auricular therapy most widely used today was developed by French neurologist Paul Nogier in 1957 and quickly adopted by the practitioners of China and around the world. Auricular acupuncture looks at the ear as a microsystem of the whole body, and by stimulating certain points of the ear, can neurologically effect any system in the body. Auricular therapy is highly effective on neurological conditions as well as detoxification and treatment of substance abuse as well as PTSD.
Master Tung's Acupuncture
Master Tung is regarded as one of the greatest acupuncturists of our time. Tung’s Acupuncture is a style of Acupuncture handed down by the famous Tung family of Northern China, for at least 300 years. For hundreds of years, the family members studied, refined, and taught their unique system of points and techniques only to other family members. Until the 20th century, Master Tung started taking teaching disciples outside of the family in Taiwan. Master Tung was famous for using fewer needles, rapid patient response, never needling the diseased area, and of course, the usage of hundreds of points that were until recently unique only to his family. Tung’s style is remarkably effective on neurological, reproductive, internal, dermatological, and pain disorders.
Conditions We Treat With Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a solution to a plethora of health concerns. Here at Activemed we uphold our natural and effective standards for quality care. We incorporate modern methods with holistic therapies to ensure the care of our patients is the main priority.