“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. “
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:
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.”
2. Personalized Treatment Plan
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.
*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.
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.