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Acupuncture has been practiced for over 23 centuries and is a form of alternative medicine in which very fine needles are inserted into very specific pressure points on the body's surface order to influence and improve the functioning of the body. It is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
At Health Pointe Jacksonville, we provide a combination of time-tested Chinese medicine, ancient healing modalities with modern medical sensibility.
The purpose of these needles is to stimulate specific acupuncture points to promote self healing. In some cases, acupuncture may be accompanied by electrical stimulation, cupping, massage, or the use of moxibustion (a form of heat therapy) and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of the symptom, block pain receptors, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. This very intricate physiological response helps you heal faster and feel better quicker!
Acupuncture is known to treat everything from the common cold to infertility, and according to some, even better than the ways of Western Medicine.
With certain health conditions, acupuncture can be effective enough to reduce or eliminate the need to take drugs to control pain or symptoms. Additional benefits of acupuncture are faster recovery from injuries, decreased symptoms of stress, improved circulation, improved digestion, improved mental clarity and focus, improved sleep and overall wellness.*
Acupuncture has been used with dramatic success in place of anesthesia, medications or surgery to treat conditions associated with pain because it stimulates the release of the body’s naturally occurring pain-relieving compounds such as endorphins and opioids. Common pain treatments include:
Lower Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoarthritis and more*
Treating someone before the flu season starts can build their immune system just like a flu shot -without actually injecting dead or live strains of the virus into the body! Instead, the person’s immune system is being strengthened so that it is able to fight the virus. This treatment may include acupuncture (with appointments twice a month before flu season), homeopathic injections, infrared sauna treatments, and herbal teas.*
If you are unlucky enough to catch the cold or flu, acupuncture offers a RAPID recovery system. What we commonly call catching a cold or flu is basically a viral or bacterial infection. Chinese medicine can significantly help avoid the use of antibiotics by enhancing the body’s own immunity, enabling it to fight off disease without killing the good bacteria. Usually, people using Chinese medicine are able to shorten the duration of their flu significantly and tend to feel less weakness after the flu is over. Typical treatment; acupuncture, infrared sauna and Biopuncture (vitamin or homeopathic injection).*
Multiple emotional or psychological disorders can also be treated by acupuncture, which benefits addictions, phobias, obsessive behavior, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and postpartum depression.*
The National Cancer Institute reports acupuncture’s primary use in cancer treatment has been symptom management. The most commonly treated symptoms include cancer pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, weight loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor appetite, constipation and diarrhea.*
By increasing blood flow to the uterus,and thus increasing the uterine lining, Acupuncture can regulate menstruation. Which, on a basic level can improve fertility rates. It can also remove blood where it has stagnated reducing fibroids, cysts, or endometriosis. Chinese Acupuncture also naturally balances hormone levels to increase fertility or reduce premenstrual symptoms and even alleviating Menopausal Syndrome.*
Our practitioners have extensive experience and specialize in treating all pain management conditions, sports injuries, as well as Fertility Assistance.
We also offer assistance in a wide range of conditions including (but not limited to):*
Health Pointe Jacksonville Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic offers you a truly comprehensive treatment approach by combining acupuncture treatments with herbal medicine, diet and nutritional counseling, massage therapy and stress reduction exercises. Combining this very potent and synergistic blend of therapies with lifestyle changes allows you to heal quicker and enables you to get back on track in good health. This multi-layered approach is often what it takes to make real change in your health and well being to allow you to live your best life. Are you ready to feel better?
*Results may vary
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