Acupuncture is a therapy used for thousands of years to help treat various health conditions. It works by utilizing the placement of needles in the skin at different points that promote healing. Just as your heart has an electrical message that signals through it to trigger it to beat, so does the rest of your body. Every cell in your body talks to each other through different proteins on the cell membrane to chemical messengers docking on the surface and triggering a response. In Chinese Medicine, which utilizes acupuncture, these complex messengers and electrical impulses that encourage life is known as Qi. Acupuncture moves the flow of Qi in different areas of the body to promote healing.
What types of conditions benefit from Acupuncture?
Gastrointestinal issues (gas, bloating, IBS, diarrhea, constipation)
Female issues (hormone imbalance, irregular periods, heavy periods)
Musculoskeletal pain (sports injury, chronic muscle aches)
Back pain, neck pain, joint pain
Poor immune function
Acute upper respiratory tract injections, common cold
Acute viral illness
and so much more!
Does it hurt?
The needles are very thin and flexible unlike needles used for blood draws or injection therapies. Many patients do not feel needle placement and find the treatment virtually painless.
However, more sensitive areas like the hands and feet may be briefly uncomfortable and then the feeling passes.
How many sessions do I need?
This depends on your health concern. For acute concerns you can often experience relief with one to two treatments. For chronic concerns, it is recommended that you receive at least 2 treatments per week for 3 weeks before reducing the therapy.
I check in with you before each session to monitor for changes and your acupuncture therapy is modified each time to how your body is responding.
How is Acupuncture with Dr. Williams unique?
The benefit of working with your naturopathic doctor that can also perform acupuncture is that she is knowledgeable about all aspects of your health!
Acupuncture combined with a holistic plan for all your health concerns means getting you better faster.
Relax, rest, and restore your body!
How do I get started?
Schedule your first appointment!
You will be emailed an acupuncture intake form which should be filled out prior to your treatment. This will be reviewed and discussed the day of your first session.
$185 - First Acupuncture Visit (1 hour)
$95 - Follow-up Acupuncture Visit (30 min)