Acupuncture in Beverly & the North Shore Community
Family Acupuncture Care
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest forms of medicine, which originated in China approximately 3,000 years ago. For thousands of years acupuncture has been successfully and safely assisting patients with various ailments and disorders in a gentle, non-invasive fashion. The side effects of acupuncture are low when treatment is performed by a nationally and board certified acupuncturist. Through the use of sterile, single-use, hair-thin acupuncture needles, acupuncturists balance the vital flow of energy (Qi - pronounced chee) of the body by utilizing specific points on meridians.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No - Through the use of refined needle insertion, acupuncture points can be stimulated with comfort and ease. This traditional Chinese medicine is a extremely powerful form of medicine has shown positive results within the mind, body and spirit of millions of patients.
Japanese Style Acupuncture at North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine
Japanese style acupuncture uses thinner acupuncture needles, and a gentler technique with shallow insertion. Japanese style acupuncture relies on palpation of the abdomen, back and various pulses throughout the body.
How does Acupuncture Work?
Scientific research suggests that acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body to release chemicals into the nervous system and into the bloodstream. The release of chemicals changes the experience of pain. The experience triggers the release of other substances that influence the body's innate ability to heal.
Brain scans show that acupuncture normalizes the signals that reach your limbic system, which is the system that controls the "fight or flight" response. Almost every patient we see is transformed from being on edge to calm, relaxed and zen-like. And the reason is acupuncture works to reset the central nervous system, and once reset, the body can restore to homeostasis or normal functioning.
Acupuncture is rooted in concept of total vitality. Patients with presenting symptoms such as chronic low back pain, neck pain, tension headaches, fertility issues, anxiety, insomnia, digestive discomfort or any other issues that affect their daily living, are considered warning signs that their health is out of balance. Acupuncture works as the ultimate form of preventative and restorative medicine. Acupuncture works to re-establish harmony by stimulating acupuncture points with specific needle insertion techniques to restore total vitality.
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
During the first acupuncture treatment North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine will review the patient's health history, including medications, diets and daily habits. Additionally, we will access meridians, acupuncture points, and obtain pulse diagnosis. Through observation and diagnosis tools, we are able to gather extensive information relating to your health, and determine what treatment plan is best for your individual health. As a result, an individualized health care plan is created to restore balance and harmony within the body. It is our goal to restore each patient back to a state of inherent health and vitality regardless of how acute or chronic a symptom or disease may be.
What can I expect after treatment?
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine affects each patient differently. While it is common to experience immediate relief from your symptoms, acupuncture works best with a number of treatments. This is especially true for chronic conditions, as chronic conditions are more deeply rooted and a greater number of treatments are necessary to completely resolve the health condition.