Acupuncture

Receiving regular Acupuncture treatments can help promote your health, create better awareness and provide tools for personal growth and lifestyle changes.

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

(excluding herbs)

Nir has been practicing Acupuncture since 2009 and takes the gentle approach to acupuncture using ultra-fine needles, coupled with precise palpation skills to create a calming and effective therapeutic effect. Nir practices Acupuncture in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine using classic styles of acupuncture and newer styles of acupuncture according to the client’s symptoms and needs.

Nir focuses his practice on the treatment of pain, structural conditions, neurological conditions (post-stroke rehab), women’s health, men’s health and stress reduction.

Acupuncture can be helpful in the treatment of pain and structural conditions, digestive issues, stress and certain chronic health conditions*. Acupuncture can be beneficial on many levels, when used by a skilled practitioner.  Acupuncture is a systemic treatment which works with all your body to help itself regulate as it is a natural medicine that works with your nervous system.

Acupuncture Sessions: What to Expect

One of our first-time client’s main questions is: Does acupuncture treatment hurt or not? There are different styles of acupuncture, and our practitioners practices a gentle Japanese style where the needles are ultra thin. The needles are needled very gently and then are left alone with no extra stimulation.

Acupuncture is not meant to be uncomfortable. Acupuncture needles are very fine, and most are between 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. First-time clients often consider their treatment comfortable and relaxing. Some even fall asleep. Others may feel a warm, tingling sensation, or slight heat or cold.

Because your acupuncturist is targeting specific areas that have neurological effects on the symptom’s area, many times the needles are not inserted where the pain is, but on special point that helps regulate the whole body to help the body heal faster, self-regulate and reduce the symptoms, whether the symptoms are pain, metabolic, range of motion, neurological or emotional. Another effect of acupuncture is deep relaxation that helps the body access its ability to self-heal. Each acupuncture treatment is performed in a private well-maintained acupuncture therapy room. We have a strict hygiene policy and only use the highest quality disposable acupuncture needles.

Our acupuncture procedures are safe and comfortable. This means that treatments can be applied in a safe and effective manner on a range of health conditions. Our practitioners also use an acupuncture laser with kids and for clients that don’t like needles.

Acupuncture Procedures

Since acupuncture points are situated throughout the body, needles may be placed far away from the actual problem area. The needles are placed at various depths and in neurologically active areas on the body.

The insertion of an acupuncture needle, because it is very small and thin, is usually quite painless and very quick. For a typical session, needles remain inserted for 30-40 minutes. After the session, the needles will be removed and disposed of. The removal is as painless as the original placement.

Is Acupuncture Right for Me?

Many find relief in acupuncture when conventional medicine does not work. Those that suffer from chronic pain in the muscles and joints, lower back pain and arthritis should consider acupuncture if treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or appropriate exercise fail to alleviate the discomfort.

When Western medicine fails, acupuncture may offer relief. However, if you are suffering new pain or symptoms, it is highly recommended that you seek out a clear diagnosis first. This will help rule out serious medical conditions that need immediate treatment. It may also help you zero in on the underlying problem. For example, if you have lower back pain, knowing if the cause is osteoarthritis, a “slipped” disk or a pulled muscle can help dictate treatment options.