Acupuncture needles placed at specific points are used to stimulate the body’s natural healing response by increasing the circulation of blood and Qi (pronounced “Chee” also know as “life energy”). Whether your symptoms are physical or emotional, acupuncture relieves discomfort by restoring balance and harmony in the body. The needles are single use, stainless steel, and are about the width of two strands of hair.
Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities, such as cupping, Chinese herbal remedies, and injection therapy. When treating patients in her Reunion of Commerce City, Colorado clinic, Danisha Bogue asks a series of questions regarding symptoms, emotions, eating habits, and day-to-day function of the body to determine a pattern of disharmony and treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the issue.
If you don’t see your symptoms or issues listed, please call or email. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats hundreds of diseases, illnesses, and ailments.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing in the world. The fact that acupuncture continues to be practiced today is strong proof of the power of this form of alternative medicine. Acupuncture is the use of ultra-fine (as thin as two strands of hair) disposable needles, which are inserted into specific points on the body to redirect the flow of blood and energy. There are over 350 points on the body. Each has its own specific function. Ultimately, acupuncture decreases the body’s stress levels and inflammatory response, allowing the body to operate in a more healthy state. A typical session can last from fifteen to forty-five minutes and sometimes longer depending on the desired outcome. After a treatment, most patients feel relaxed and rejuvenated with partial or total relief of symptoms treated.
Acupuncture has the effect of encouraging natural and innate healing in the body’s tissues. It has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, ease stress and calm the mind, encourage restful sleep, regulate digestion and help hormones maintain balance. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been shown to produce real healing, though treatment of the root cause is disease, not just the symptoms. Overall, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine promote a systemic balance that is essential to health and wellbeing.
While the thought of acupuncture may seem scary, most admit after the initial treatment that acupuncture is painless. When inserting the needle there will be a signal to the body through sensation that something has happened, this feeling may appear as a dull ache, heavy sensation, or tingle. Due to the minute size of the hair thin acupuncture needles, and experienced technique of the practitioner, most points you will not realize go in. The sensations you may feel are more weird than anything. Acupuncture is commonly used with infants, children and animals because of its painless nature.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine works best when conducted as a treatment plan. After your initial consultation and first treatment, a treatment plan will be created and presented to you. The volume and frequency of the visits are dependent on what your primary complaint is. During the initial consultation, we will throughly review your health history and how our body functions on a day to day basis. Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, electrical stimulation, tui na and moxibustion may be used in conjunction with acupuncture during your sessions.
While every person’s healing response is different, we typically recommend 6-10 visits for lasting results, with significant results noted at the 4th to 5th visit. Acupuncture works best when a treatment plan is created for each individual. This plan will be discussed with you at the conclusion of your first visit.
Acupuncture is successful because we see each patient as an individual. An in depth look into each patient is done every single visit to determine what patterns in the body are causing disharmony. By seeing each patient as an individual and instead of using disease diagnosis to group people together, it allows freedom for each person to receive a personalized treatment which will create lasting change.
Chinese Medicine is a medicine that is able to diagnose and treat an array of conditions and diseases. there are very few things that typically are not addressed with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Here is a list of some of the the conditions that the World Health Organization indicates acupuncture for:
During an acupuncture treatment, a redness (erythema) may appear at the insertion site of the needle(s), which is common. Erythema is an inflammation response that may initiate a healing process in the body.In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the redness is referred to as “sha” and can provide acupuncturists with useful information.