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Community acupuncture is a groundbreaking concept that makes the healing power of acupuncture more financially comfortable for everyone! You’ll receive treatments in a serene environment and in the same room as fellow community members. This community model is said to increase the power of each treatment and is offered at a fraction of the cost of a private acupuncture treatment. You won’t be shedding any clothing, so your privacy remains intact.
Acupuncture is preventative medicine, and a single treatment will draw upon the body’s innate resources to solidify balance in the physical, mental, and spiritual layers of your life. Acupuncture reaches both into the clinical and esoteric aspects of well being.
You’ll begin your first visit with a thorough questioning of your daily routines. Things like sleep and digestion may not feel related to your knee pain, but the information will enable your practitioner to treat you holistically! Once your acupuncturist has gathered the appropriate information, they will be able to diagnose and treat your ailment through the lens of oriental medicine.
The acupuncture itself involves the insertion of a hair-thin, sterile stainless steel needle either in local points of concern or traditional acupuncture points. The majority of the traditional points are located from the elbows and knees down, and tap into the holistic highway of acupuncture channels and meridians.
Upon insertion of the needles, at most one may feel a slight pinching sensation much like a mosquito bite. Once the needles are inserted, the body’s endorphin response will be stimulated and a sensation of relaxation and calm will generally take over!
It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows access to the knees and elbows.
Classically trained acupuncturists, who garner the credentials of LAc., have been through a rigorous 3-4 year Clinical Master’s degree program in Oriental Medicine. Once graduated they are eligible to sit for National Board exams which, once passed, make them eligible to be officially licensed in their state of practice.