How acupuncture works

How acupuncture works

Acupuncture works best with a series of treatments. Each treatment builds on the previous. Ideally, your improvement will advance in a steady fashion. However, should you experience a set-back in relief before your next scheduled appointment, we will see you sooner. This ensures progress.

How often do I need to come?

How often do I need to come?

Ideally we would like to see you 2 times a week for the first 1-2 weeks and then weekly as long as symptoms continue improving. From here we move into maintenance mode with more and more time between the treatments. As long as improvements remain stable, monthly, or seasonal visits help maintain progress and prevent new health issues from developing.

How many visits will I need?

How many visits will I need?

This depends on how long you have had the symptoms. If it has only been a matter of months then in 4-6 treatments we should see improvement. If you have had the symptom(s) for many years then it may take approximately one month of weekly treatments for every year you have had the symptom.

Let us know what makes you relax.

Let us know what makes you relax.

We strive to make each visit as relaxing as possible. Let us know if the music is too loud, you are too cold, hot or something makes you uncomfortable. This is your healing time. Let us know what makes that most comfortable for you.

Injury Rehabilitation

If you have suffered an injury, want to avoid surgery, or would like to accelerate your recovery from a necessary surgery, acupuncture can help.

Post Surgical Pain Syndromes

Auto Accident Injuries

Work Related Injuries

Sports Injuries

Orthopedic Surgeries

Gynecological Surgeries

Oral Surgeries

Cosmetic Surgeries

Sleep Disturbance

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, normal sleep is the result of the harmony between yin and yang in the body. Yang governs wakening and yin governs sleep. When sleep disturbance develops it is due to Yang not anchoring within Yin, meaning that the internal environment has been disrupted and needs to be rectified.

Can't fall asleep

Wake up frequently

Wake up too early and can't go back to sleep

Can't get up in the morning

Nightmares and dream disturbed sleep

Mental HEALTH

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for 3000 years as an effective therapy for those suffering from mental health disorders and those wanting to prevent the onset or slow the decline of mental illness.

Anxiety

Depression

Stress

Mood Swings

Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease

Schizophrenia

PTSD

Integrative Oncology

If you have just been diagnosed, are going through treatments, or are now cancer free, acupuncture help treat a variety of symptoms and conditions associated with cancer and the side effects of cancer treatments.

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

Cancer-related pain

Chemotherapy-related neutropenia (low white blood cells)

Cancer fatigue

Radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth)

Women's  Health
 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has placed great importance on women’s health for over 3000 years. TCM resolves imbalances or deficiencies with acupuncture and herbs restoring optimal health. TCM is used to treat:

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Endometriosis

Fertility

Pregnancy

PCOS - Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Menstrual irregularities and discomforts (pain, PMS, etc)

Menopause

Fertility Acupuncture



Dr. Melanie understands that, for some, the desire for children runs deep. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a natural way to optimize fertility for both men and women on the journey to becoming a parent.

Increase Fertility

In-vitro fertilization support

Male factor issues : sperm count, motility, morphology

Recurrent miscarriage

Unexplained infertility

Anovulation (no ovulation)

Amenorrhea (no period)

Prenatal to Postpartum



If you are pregnant, or have just given birth, let us help support your body through the changes.  Acupuncture and herbs can replenish the body, mind and spirit during its prenatal and postpartum journey.

During pregnancy:

Morning sickness

Back & hip  pain,

Recurrent miscarriage

Labor Preparation

Labor Induction

Postpartum:

Depression

Low Energy

Physical pain or weakness

Pediatric Treaments

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a safe, natural, effective solution for your child's illness.  It safely restores health and helps children to heal naturally through diet, herbs and acupuncture.

Constipation

Diarrhea

Ear infections

Eczema

Headaches

Body pain

Allergies

Anxiety

Tummy aches

Coughs and colds.

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