Acupuncture works by using needles to access the Qi (pronounced "chee") or vital energy at acupoints, and manipulating that energy in specific ways. One can either supplement, drain, or move the Qi in order to restore the proper flow of energy through the meridians (pathways for Qi) in the body.
Experience matters when it comes to acupuncture treatment! While generally safe, receiving acupuncture from those with limited education can be dangerous (FYI, chiropractors and Physical Therapists can wield acupuncture needles with very few hours of training in Colorado). Licensed acupuncturists receive thousands of hours of training and practitioners with many years of experience, like our providers, know how to get the best results without a heavy hand or painful insertion.
Your Acupuncture Treatment
When you come for an initial visit, we spend 45 minutes or so going over your health history and intake, discussing current health concerns, and making a diagnosis. After that, you'll lie on the table where we take your pulses, check your tongue (all part of Chinese medicine diagnosis), and create a strategy for needle placement. We may also integrate cupping, massage, gua sha, moxibustion, and electro-acupuncture into your treatment. Then we'll insert needles, checking in with you as we go to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
After needles are placed, you will rest for 20-30 minutes with the needles retained while you listen to soothing music or a guided meditation. Our tables are equipped with extra padding and table warmer and we use wonderful TDP far infrared heat to warm body parts or treat pain as needed. Red light therapy is available as an add-on as well!
For follow up visits, we go over current health concerns in the first 20-30 minutes, then again place needles and let you rest for the next 20-30 minutes of your time.
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