“Massage significantly decreases the stress hormone cortisol, and increases white blood cells that help enhance the immune system. It also increases levels of oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment. “

WELLNESS TUNE-UP

Are you constantly fatigued, catching colds easily, having trouble sleeping? Do you suffer from chronic headaches, hypertension, depression, or anxiety? You may benefit from a Wellness Tune-Up.

Check your health status with our questionnaire:

  • Are you free from aches and pains?
  • Do you fall asleep easily and sleep soundly through the night?
  • Do you have the energy level you desire?
  • Are you mostly free from stress, anxiety, and depression?
  • Do you have a healthy appetite and weight, becoming hungry at regular intervals without overeating?
  • Do you have a bowel movement around the same time every day? Do you urinate 5-7 times a day without pain or difficulty?
  • Do you have warm hands and feet?
  • Is your tongue a pinkish-red color with a thin white coat?
  • Do you have a steady pulse, resting heart rate of 60-80 bpm, and blood pressure around 120/80?
  • If you are a woman, do you have a regular menstrual cycle with minimal discomfort and cramping?

A person at peak health should answer “yes” to all of the above. If you did not, then we will take a holistic approach to your tune-up by looking for the diagnosis that underlies your various symptoms. For example, fatigue, headaches, and numbness in the hands and feet are all linked to the condition called “blood deficiency.”

TREATMENT PLAN

1. Consultation
On your initial visit, you will have a half-hour consultation with a Clinic Director to discuss your health concerns and medical history. She will ask questions like those above to get a 360-degree view of your health, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

2. Personalized Treatment Plan
Based on the consultation, you will receive a personalized treatment plan that usually ranges from 4 – 12 treatments in length; some may be even shorter or longer.

Acupuncture can “tune-up” your body by sending nerve signals to the brain that regulate the automatic nervous system, which governs unconscious functions such as heart beat, respiration, and digestion. Massage significantly decreases the stress hormone cortisol, and increases white blood cells that help enhance the immune system. It also increases levels of oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment.

In addition to your treatments, you will also receive customized lifestyle and diet coaching to help you better understand and manage your health.

3. Re-Evaluation
At the conclusion of your treatment plan, we conduct a re-evaluation to measure improvement, both subjective (e.g. Do you feel better?) and objective (e.g. Have the frequency of your headaches decreased?). Most people experience substantial improvement from the initial visit, and only need maintenance and preventive care after the re-evaluation.

*Note: A Wellness Tune-Up can be combined with any of our other services. For example, if you suffer from both back pain and stress, we can combine your Pain Relief and Wellness treatments into the same sessions.

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Among 47 insomnia patients in a study conducted by researchers for Acupuncture Today, 85% showed remarkable improvement when treated with acupuncture. The effects of treatment can be detected with an EEG (electroencephalogram), which records the brain’s electrical activity. Researchers believe that acupuncture likely alters the brain’s bioelectric and biochemical patterns by changing the release pattern of neurotransmitters and hormones, thus causing relaxation and sleep.

Headaches are one of the most studied applications of Eastern medicine. A team at Duke University recently conducted a review of studies involving nearly 4,000 patients with migraine, tension headache, and other forms of chronic headache. They found that 62% of the acupuncture patients reported relief, compared to 45% of people taking medications such as aspirin. The study, published in Anesthesia and Analgesia, found it took on average five to six visits for patients to report headache relief.

Research Links
Regimens: Acupuncture Provides Headache Relief, New York Times
Acupuncture Beats Headaches, The Guardian
Acupuncture Beats Aspirin for Chronic Headache, Reuters
Fighting Depression with Needles and Herbs, CNN
Acupuncture Helps Depression Symptoms During Pregnancy, Stanford
Treating Insomnia, Emotional Disorders and ADHD with Acupuncture, Acupuncture Today


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