In the practice of
acupuncture, individually wrapped sterile needles are used only once to
ensure safety. They are nothing like the needles used by western medicine
to administer injections. The needles are extremely fine in diameter, about
the width of a human hair. The needles are gently placed at specific points
along the energy channels or meridians. As the needles are placed, the
patient may feel a mild initial sensation
followed by tingling, mild ache or traveling warmth. The patient may not
feel the needle at all or may experience a sudden pulse of energy similar to
a mild tweak of "the funny bone". For those who feel
comfortable with additional stimulation, the needles may be manipulated or
warmed to enhance the efficiency of the treatment.
Relief is often felt
immediately or shortly after treatment. Most patients look forward to
treatments for the many benefits that are received from acupuncture
including pain control, increased vitality, stress reduction, deep
relaxation, skin and facial rejuvenation, weight control, relief from
addictions, depression, anxiety, allergy symptoms, sinusitis, headaches,
migraine, backache, toothache, insomnia, PMS, menopause, digestive
disorders, strains, sprains, sports injury, inflammation, asthma, and many
Once the needles are in place, most treatments usually last between 20 and
40 minutes. For small children and those with a pronounced fear of needles,
acupressure and micro-current stimulation can be successfully substituted on
the same acupuncture points.
Consultations are confidential and by appointment only.
Call (720) 271-5113 or click here
to set up a confidential appointment today.
Island Pine Acupuncture &
AC, L.Ac, LMT, MSOM
239 Park Avenue
Pine, CO 80470
Tel: (720) 271-5113
Fax: (303) 816-0025