Acupuncture provides a safe and natural way to help relieve chronic and acute conditions. It is a great way of getting our body back in balance. Symptoms we experience are the body's way of correcting an imbalance. Sometimes the body can become stuck and we continue to experience the symptom(s) whether it's on a physical, mental, or emotional level. With a series of acupuncture treatments Mikahla is working with you to find balance within your body.
The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by an energy called qi (pronounced ch-ee) which flows through the body. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for pain, symptoms that we experience, and disease. Acupuncture aims to correct imbalances in the flow of qi by stimulation of anatomical locations on or under the skin, called acupuncture points. The most common mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points is penetration of the skin by thin, sterile, stainless steel needles.
Full Body Acupuncture with Aroma Acupoint
$150 New Client Intake- 90 minutes
$90 Follow-Up Treaments- 60 minutes
Neccessary Insurance Receipts are provided for Insurance Reimbursment based on your coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture has been found to be effective for both chronic and acute conditions. Studies conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) recognize the efficacy of acupuncture for 14 specific conditions including: headache, menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, stroke rehabilitation, and side-effects from chemotherapy. The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the use of acupuncture to treat over 40 conditions including but not limited to: addictions, insomnia, menstrual disorders, food allergies, peptic ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, anorexia, stress, sexual dysfunctions and infertility in women and men, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, disorders of the bones, muscles, joints and nervous system such as arthritis, migraine headaches, hypertension, depression and anxiety.
What Are The Benefits of Acupuncture?
Individuals who pursue ongoing treatment for maintenance and the promotion of good health report: staying well longer and recovering from illness more quickly; improved stamina and vitality; improved capacity to positively influence their own health; reductions in long-term health-care costs and tend to visit physicians less often; deepened and more harmonious relationships with others; a sense of more control and empowerment of their own well-being.
What Are The Needles Like?
Acupuncture needles are very different than a medical hypodermic needle, and are only slightly thicker than a human hair. Mikahla uses the highest quality of solid, stainless steel, sterile, and disposable acupuncture needles.
Will it Hurt?
The needles are placed just below the skin. Each person experiences the needles differently. Commonly reported sensations are a slight pinch, dull ache, feeling of movement, warmth, coolness, tingling, and no sensation.
What To Expect On Your First Visit?
As an acupuncturist I have a unique style of blending aspects of Eastern and Western approaches to medicine. To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that will help you the most, I will ask you many questions about your symptoms, behaviors and lifestyle. Also I will closely examine:
• The parts of your body that are painful
• The shape, coating and color of your tongue
• The strength, rhythm and quality of the pulse in your wrist
The initial evaluation takes 90 minutes and a first needle treatment is also given. Subsequent appointments are a hour. A common treatment plan for a single complaint would typically involve six to 12 treatments scheduled over a few months. Several maintenance sessions a year also may be recommended.
Things to think about before treatment:
- Eat a little something before your treatment. It is best to receive acupuncture not on an empty stomach.
- Do your best to be hydrated with water.
- If possible wear comfortable clothing.
For more information about Mikahla's services, please call 443.226.4272 or email.