Acupuncture In Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture are useful in the treatment of:
Chronic & Acute Pain: injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, tendinitis, sciatica, and carpal tunnel syndrome
Upper Respiratory Disorders: asthma, allergies, colds and flu
Digestive Disorders: IBS, constipation, food allergies and ulcers
Mood Disorders: depression, anxiety and insomnia
Addictions and Weight Loss
Melissa Nelson, LAc
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for over 3,000 years. Acupuncturists use thin, pre-sterilized needles to stimulate the meridian and points to prevent and treat disease by regulating and unblocking a person's energy channels. Chinese medical practitioners treat each person individually taking in to account the whole pattern of the patient's physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.
Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized negative pressure by creating suction. Cupping helps warm and promote the free flow of Qi (the body's energy) and blood in the meridians (pathways). It will also help diminish swelling and pain. Cupping is often used to treat: lower back pain, shoulder pain, and leg pain, gastrointestinal disorders, and lung diseases such as cough and asthma.
Gua Sha is a treatment that incorporates scraping to bring up "Sha" or stagnation in tissues and release it from the body. This in turn will help promote the flow of Qi (the body's energy) and blood in the area, relieving pain. It is used to treat: common cold, flu, bronchitis, strains, sprains, and muscle spasms.
Herbal & Nutritional Counseling
Often times practitioners will recommend Chinese herbal formulas to enhance your healing process. They are natural materials; most made from plants and food. There are 400 commonly used herbs, each with specific properties and functions. Chinese herbs are often taken in the form of tablets, pills, tinctures, or teas.
What should I expect during my first visit?
The initial visit takes a total of 90 minutes. We will review your health history, medication list, and discuss your primary health concern(s). The acupuncture treatment will last between 20-30 minutes with a brief follow up.
How should I dress?
It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothes, or bring a T-shirt and shorts to change into for the treatment.
How does acupuncture feel?
Most patients find acupuncture to be very relaxing and therapeutic. Since the needles are almost as thin as a strand of hair, patients describe the feeling as a small pinch, similar to a mosquito bite. Often times this is followed by a sensation of tingling, numbness, heaviness, or a dull ache. This is the arrival of Qi, or the body’s energy.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed depends on whether your condition is chronic or acute. A chronic condition has existed for a few years and will require more treatments to correct the pattern of imbalance. An acute condition is one that has lasted less than one year and will require fewer treatments. This will be discussed during the follow up after the consultation and diagnosis has been completed.
To schedule your acupuncture treatment in Sheboygan, Wisconsin please call (920)459-9090 today!