What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture points traverse the body and are carefully selected in order to rebalance the whole body, increase circulation, access the immune system and return one to Health.
Acupuncture decreases pain and restores healthy body function and physiology.
It’s used for:
- Sinus Congestion
- Pain (neck pain, headaches, back pain, joint pain, menstrual pain)
Dr. Francis’s expert hands and compassionate heart take the art and science of Acupuncture to levels unattained by others.
Initial Consultation Required
At your first consultation Dr. Francis will go over the main reasons you’re coming in. He will go over your prior and current health history, read any relevant lab data, as well as perform any necessary diagnostic and physical exams. If you’re found to be a good candidate for our services, your first Acupuncture procedure can be the same day.
The Science of Acupuncture
As it creates whole body circulation, whereby healthy blood is able to reach areas that were previously poorly perfused, and thus healing is able to happen at faster rates.
Boosts the Immune System and Promotes Healing
Acupuncture increases healing by directly stimulating the immune system as well as by decreasing inflammation, this prompts the body to restore homeostasis.
Acupuncture decreases inflammatory chemicals in the body that are often the root cause of illness.
Acupuncture interrupts pain signals and is a natural analgesic, meaning it makes the body release its own anti-pain medicine.
Regulates Body Chemistry
By activating the nervous system, Acupuncture is able to influence and regulate the body’s chemical, hormonal, and blood layer systems.
The release of blockages will stimulate the circulation of blood and lymph, enhancing organ function, detoxification, overall health, decrease in pain, and an increase in well being.
The number of acupuncture treatments you’ll need varies based on your unique clinical presentation, age, health, severity of illness and discomfort, as well as the length of time you’ve had this condition.
For acute problems, typically one to three treatments a week for 4-5 weeks is recommended.
For more chronic, hard to treat cases, one or two treatments a week for several months is the course of treatment.
For health maintenance, we recommend monthly tune ups.
The Healing Process
Because acupuncture effects and benefits are cumulative, acupuncture treatment is repeated 2-4 times weekly, until momentum and maximum improvement is gained. Then a maintenance protocol is set to prevent relapse. Maintenance treatments may be as little as 1-2 times monthly.
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Conditions We Treat With Acupuncture
Pain: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Post-surgery recovery, Post-operative recovery
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Knee Pain: sprain, strain, meniscus injuries later or medial, ACL/PCL injuries, patellar bursitis
Hip Pain: Bursitis, degeneration
Neck Pain: Disc bulges, whiplash, aches and nerve pain, herniated discs, radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis
Shoulder Pain: Rotator cuff injuries and tears, shoulder bursitis, frozen shoulder
Low Back Pain: sciatica, degenerative joint disease (DJD), degenerative disc disease (DDD), disc herniation, bulging discs
Jaw Pain: grinding, Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD / TMJ), headaches, migraines
Foot Pain: achilles tendonitis, sprain, strain, rolled ankles, heel pain, heel spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, bunions, athletes foot, hammer toe
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