What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of health care that has been used in China for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture deals with meridians, which are energy channels that run throughout the body, similar to blood vessels but rather than carrying blood, they carry energy (qi/chi). There are hundreds of points along these meridians and each point can be utilized for a specific set of conditions for symptoms. Stimulating these points using needles, electrical current, heat and/or pressure can correct imbalances in energy (qi/chi) within the body. Acupuncture is used to treat thousands of conditions including, but not limited to: headaches, heartburn, hemorrhoids, infertility, pain, addiction, anxiety and weight loss.
Acupuncture at Motherhood Matters
Dr. Sara can use acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments. She is skilled in using needles, electrical current, pressure and heat to get the best results and accommodate any fears or hesitancies about needles. The first appointment will take about an hour and will include an in-depth discussion about the conditions we are going to work on, a short exam and a treatment. Subsequent treatments will take approximately 30 minutes and include a short discussion about the conditions we are working on and a treatment. If you are already a chiropractic patient, your first appointment will just be a short discussion and a treatment.