Acupuncture (from Latin, 'acus' (needle) + 'punctura' (to puncture)) is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) involving the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body using thin needles. It can be associated with the application of heat, pressure, or laser light to these same points.
Traditional acupuncture involves needle insertion, moxibustion, and cupping therapy. According to the theories of TCM, stimulating acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. It aims to treat a range of conditions, though it is most commonly used for pain relief. (source: Wikipedia)
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are effective complements in recuperation and maintaining a productive balance between your body and your life.
Acupuncture is equivalent to he effect of tranquilizers in cases of depression, worry, insomnia, and nervous disorders, and its action is swift and lasting.
Professor Pierre Huard of the Medical Faculty of Paris, France and Dr. Ming Wong of the Medical Faculty of Rennes, France
There is evidence that acupuncture influences the production of and distribution of a great many neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, and that this in turn alters the perception of pain.
Dr. David Eisenberg, M.D., Clinical Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School
I used acupuncture, yoga and meditation in conjunction with my chemotherapy to help me get stronger again after the cancer.
Olivia Newton John, Singer
I get a lot of the ideas when I'm resting - either when I'm meditating or getting some kind of work done on my back, like...acupuncture. That's where I get my best ideas, maybe because I'm balancing my body.
Kate Perry: singer
"We have been receiving acupuncture for the past ten years. We have been treated for a variety of symptoms ranging from chemotherapy side effects, back pain, depression and anxiety, digestive issues, and allergies. We have had great success with acupuncture and cupping we have received at Summit Acupuncture"
Ed & Lisa A.
"In reflecting upon acupuncture treatment, Kirsten Van Nostran is both thorough and thoughtful. She listens, takes copious notes, and zeroes in on “what’s ailing us.” We are highly pleased and would (and do) recommend her to others. WE LOVE HER!"
Judy & Ken R.
"I am a long time sufferer of migraine headaches and I decided to give acupuncture a shot...I came across Summit Acupuncture while searching for a local practitioner, and I am so grateful to have found it.
First of all, Kirsten Van Nostran, the Clinical Director was so incredibly professional, yet equally warm and kind during my initial workup. She patiently and attentively listened to me as I described my concerns and medical history, and she took the time to explain the potential benefits of acupuncture and how my overall health and wellbeing may serve to benefit from the treatment.
The treatment room was clean and at the same time, it was relaxing. After explaining the placement of the thin needles and what would happen, Kirsten dimmed the lights and allowed me to relax for 30 minutes...Afterwards, Kirsten came back with some reading material on acupuncture and we discussed my plan, which includes 6 weekly sessions, followed by a reevaluation based on my progress.
The rest of the afternoon, I was so incredibly relaxed that I could barely stay awake or upright...I would suggest not planning a busy day after your first treatment because you may also experience something similar....
I look forward to continuing my treatment plan, since I have already experienced less migraines this past week."