The practice of
acupuncture uses individually wrapped, sterile needles to
ensure safety. They feel nothing like the needles used by western medicine. Acupuncture needles are extremely fine in diameter.
They are about the width
of a human hair.
As the needles are placed at various points along the energy meridians, the
patient may feel a mild initial sensation
followed by tingling, mild ache or traveling warmth. The patient may not
feel anything 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. These
may include 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
Most treatments usually last between 20 and
40 minutes once the needles are placed. For small children and those with a
pronounced fear of needles, acupressure and micro-current stimulation can be
successfully substituted along
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, CMT, MSOM
Tel: (720) 271-5113
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