What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating needles at specific points on the body, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. Most patients find acupuncture sessions deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 10 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after the first one. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

What to Expect at Your First Acupuncture Visit

Initial visits typically run 90 minutes. The first half hour is spent reviewing your health history with you as well as gathering more information from tongue and pulse diagnosis. Taking into account your whole self (body, mind, and spirit) I will be able to determine your underlying imbalances and create a specific treatment plan for you. The methods used to correct the imbalances include the following: Acupuncture, Avazzia Needle Free Acupuncture Treatment, Thermography,  Moxibustion, Cupping, Electrical Stimulation, Pointer Excel II Digital Acupuncture Point Meter Readings,Tui Na, Gua Sha, Ear Seeds and Acupressure, Herbal Therapy, Dietary Counseling, Aromatherapy, Urinalysis, Saliva pH Measurement, BSFF, and Music Therapy. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for 15-30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

My goal at Carolina Holistic Health is to help you and your family achieve the results you are seeking and help maintain optimal health with safe, natural and holistic acupuncture care. In order for you to get the most out of this worthwhile investment, I would like to share a few tips:
1. Each treatment builds upon previous ones. It is important to follow through with your future care plan in order to receive maximum benefit.
2. Follow the suggestions and self-care techniques I give you on how to maximize your treatments to support you on the road to health and wellness.
3. Please be patient. Healing with acupuncture care is a process, not a magic bullet. It takes time and is influenced by many factors.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture works by activating the body's own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture. Below are some common conditions I can treat, but please feel free to contact me about your specific health condition.

Pain

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle pain
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Leg, ankle and foot pain
  • Arm, wrist and hand pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Dental pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Postoperative pain

Digestive Issues & Nausea

  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Chronic loose stools or constipation
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Respiratory Complaints

  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies

Reproductive Issues

  • Infertility
  • Increased efficacy of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

 

Carolina Holistic Health, LLC
3100 Grandview Dr.
Simpsonville, SC 29680
(864) 516-6868