Acupuncture to Reduce Pain, Increase Vitality
and Feel More Balanced
tap into your body’s natural healing capacity.
Acupuncture is a natural and drug free way to balance your system and facilitate faster healing.
When used by a compassionate and trained professional, Acupuncture can help treat a variety of health and wellbeing issues including:
· Chronic knee and back pain
· Digestive problems
· Allergies and respiratory issues
· Auto-immune disorders
Acupuncture is particularly helpful to those who have not had luck clearing up health complaints, have multiple related or unrelated complaints, or are looking to go deeper on their healing journey.
This is because Acupuncture treatments address a broad spectrum of conditions where as other healing options may hone in on a specific condition acupuncture and Chinese herbs take a big picture approach to treat the root of conditions.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine.
It is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body, in order to encourage integration, balance and self-healing throughout the body’s many interconnected systems. Acupuncture is most often by inserting thin needles through the skin, but Acupressure can also be occasionally used which involves simply applying pressure to the various points on the body in order to stimulate healing.
What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
Acupuncture is used to treat many different diseases, disorders and pain conditions. Common ailments that respond well to acupuncture treatments include: anxiety, back and knee pain, arthritis, headaches, fatigue, respiratory disorders, hormone imbalances and digestive disorders.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is a safe form of health and self-care when performed by an experienced, well-trained practitioner using sterile needles in a calming and appropriate environment.
Is Acupuncture Effective?
Yes. When used by a trained practitioner to address specific issues that are appropriate for Acupuncture treatment it is effective. A meta-analysis of 29 randomized controlled trials collecting data from 17922 patients and published by the National Institute of Health and Arch Intern Med in 2012 concluded that “Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22965186#
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
Most people find an acupuncture treatment to be a relaxing and empowering experience and feel no or very minimal discomfort.
The session begins with your acupuncturist getting to know you and taking a detailed history of your health and your current health and wellbeing goals.
Then, she will do a simple non-evasive examination that may include feeling your pulse, looking at your tongue and other simple activities. After your acupuncture completes her assessment, she will formulate a plan for the session and begin the acupuncture treatment.
During the treatment you will lay comfortably on a treatment table, while fully clothed, or properly draped, precise acupuncture points on your body are stimulated. Usually this is done by inserting very thin needles.
But don’t be scared! Most people feel no pain and may not even realize that the needles have been placed and inserted. The needles are usually retained between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very grounded and nurtured.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on your health goals and your unique situation. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment, but the journey to overall regained health will depend on your current issues. For acute problems eight to ten visits in total may be needed. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended. Our acupuncturist will create an individualized treatment plan for you that includes the expected number of treatments and will discuss it in depth with you during your initial visit.
Our Acupuncturist at the Kali Institute is Christy Heidt.
Christy Heidt, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac.
Christy helps people achieve physical and spiritual balance and wellness through acupuncture treatments in Broomfield Colorado.