“Acupuncture is the catalyst, YOU are the power.” ~Lisa Nicholson, L.Ac.

Your body is one of the most powerful healers on earth. It makes thousands of healing molecules EVERY DAY and knows EXACTLY how and when to use them. Acupuncture is one of the MOST POWERFUL ways to restore and modulate your body’s own healing system.

(And, by the way, our patients are always telling us how RELAXING it is!)

HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS WHY PEOPLE LOVE ACUPUNCTURE:

IT’S EXTREMELY SAFE

Acupuncture is proven to be one of the safest therapies anywhere, and has been used by millions of people for over 2000 years. Single use, sterile, disposable needles. No pain. No bleeding. No side-effects. No lost time from work or play.

PROVEN RESULTS

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, and has stood the test of time. It is one of the oldest systems of medicine on earth AND modern research has demonstrated effectiveness for hundreds of conditions and continues to find more things it is helpful for. Acupuncture amplifies your body’s natural healing ability and is often the ONLY thing you need to allow your personal internal healer to restore balance and health.

IT’S POWERFUL MEDICINE

Acupuncture harnesses one of the most POWERFUL healing substances on earth – YOU. Nothing knows how to heal you than YOUR OWN BODY. Daily life, stress, injuries, and exposure to toxic stuff can all weigh on your body and lead to annoying symptoms which keep you from doing the things you love. Over time, your inner healer becomes confused – kind of like a computer with maxed-out memory. Acupuncture “clears the cache” to make space for that powerful internal healer to do its job. Its power is in awakening and guiding your body’s healing resources.

DEEP RELAXATION

People LOVE their acupuncture “naps”. During treatment, most people experience deep, zen-like relaxation. Stress and anxiety melt away, leaving a peaceful “buzz” in their wake. We’re confident you’ll look forward to its rejuvenating effects.

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HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS

CALMS AND BALANCES YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM AND HORMONES

Your nervous system is like the central processor for your body. When it is over or under functioning, it creates inflammation and messes with your hormones, sleep, digestion, and more. Acupuncture helps to restore balance to the nervous system which means less inflammation, better circulation, better nutrient absorption, and all-over better function for your body.

OPENS AND RESTORES MICROCIRCULATION

Those tiny needles cause micro irritation to your tissue, which sends powerful signals to your internal healer. Any time you cut yourself or poke yourself with a thorn your body dilates the capillaries in the area of injury, sending extra blood along with hundreds of healing molecules. With acupuncture, a tiny, sterile needle triggers the same healing response.

STIMULATES TISSUE HEALING

Better circulation means better exchange of nutrients and waste. When your cells get more “food” they become more efficient at doing their jobs. When your cells aren’t clogged with cellular “poop”, they have more energy to do what they’re supposed to do. More food and better efficiency means faster healing at the cellular level, which means YOU feel more like yourself quickly.

PROMOTES OPTIMAL FUNCTION

When you receive acupuncture weekly for a period of several weeks, your body gently and gradually experiences positive changes which are sustainable. Drugs and surgery are more like a “crash diet” – you get rapid and dramatic results, but the changes often don’t last much beyond the intervention. Working in harmony with your innate healing ability allows your body to create new pathways it won’t forget, for lasting results.

WANT TO KNOW WHAT ACUPUNCTURE CAN TREAT? HERE’S A LIST! AND IT’S NOT EVEN EVERYTHING…

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • All kinds of pain
  • PTSD
  • Tummy troubles
  • Hormone problems
  • Reproductive challenges
  • Acute sports or work injuries
  • Depression
  • Headaches – including migraines
  • Concentration/focus issues
  • Autoimmune disorders

Common Questions

Does it Hurt?

The needles are extremely thin, and super sharp. In fact, you can fit at least 10 of them into a typical hypodermic syringe. They’re nearly painless because they are so tiny.

How do I know it’s safe?

Acupuncture has been practiced safely for centuries, and in the hands of an experienced practitioner it’s virtually risk-free.

Will I have to keep doing treatment with you forever?

Most patients experience a solution to their problem in 2-3 months. After that, many choose to come in for regular maintenance visits. Our goal is to get you to where you no longer need treatment and will be so happy with your results you’ll send us all your friends and family. Of course, you’re ALWAYS welcome to keep coming for as long as you love it and it helps you feel good!

How long does it take to see results?

People often feel a shift after the very first treatment, but lasting results require a series of visits. Acupuncture is a very powerful way to stimulate endorphin release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes. Most people experience significant relief within 2-3 months of consistent treatment.

Is there any risk of infection?

In compliance with California and Federal regulations, our needles are sterile, single-use, and disposable. There is no risk of getting an infection from the needles. If you have an immune or other condition we should know about, we’ll make sure to cover that with you before treatment.

Will your treatment mess with my medication?

We always review medications before making treatment recommendations to make sure that there are no unwanted interactions. Sometimes what we do actually makes your medication work better!

Does my insurance cover it?

Every insurance plan is different. While we are not “in-network” with most insurance plans, we will provide you with the paperwork you need to submit bills for our services. Many plans have at least some acupuncture benefit, and you can also use flexible spending plans and HSA funds for your treatments.

Will I be able to go back to work after a treatment?

Treatments are painless, and do not interfere with your daily function. You will probably feel more relaxed following a treatment which may make your work day go more smoothly!

Are there any side effects?

The “worst” side effects are bruising and/or mild soreness where the needles were inserted, and these are extremely rare. There are many “positive” side effects include calmer mood, better sleep, improved digestion, increased relaxation, and a more positive attitude and outlook.

Can your treatment help my pain, too?

Yes! Again, acupuncture is extremely effective at changing the way the brain and the rest of the nervous system communicate, including how and when pain signals are sent. Acupuncture is great at breaking the cycle of pain, and we’ve helped hundreds of people reduce the intensity, duration, and frequency of pain.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

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Click now to request your free consultation.

Or,  just call 619-772-4002 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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