According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s energy known as Qi (pronounced chee) -moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians or channels beneath the skin. Acupuncture focuses on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. Acupuncture and herbal remedies can not only help eliminate symptoms of ‘dis-ease’ such as pain and insomnia for example, but regular treatments will also help build a healthier immune system over time so that you can focus on wellness rather than sickness.
Treatment Modalities often used at Revel & Rose:
Tuina (Chinese Orthopedic Massage)
Acupuncture can help with issues such as:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world, originating in China over 2000 years ago. It involves inserting very fine needles into specific anatomical points on the body which are manipulated by hand or electrical stimulation, for the purpose of healing and enhancing overall health.
What is TCM?
TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is an ancient medical system of diagnosis and treatment including acupuncture, herbal therapy, and body work.
What is Qi?
Qi is pronounced “chee” and according to TCM, it is your vital life force energy that flows throughout the body, regulating physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When Qi is balanced, a person is healthy, and when it is not balanced a person is in a state of dis-ease. Acupuncture helps to regulate the flow of Qi in the body.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Generally speaking, acupuncture doesn’t hurt. The needles are very fine and flexible. You may feel some sensation when the needles are inserted at first, and there can be tingling or a feeling of heaviness, but once the needles are in and you relax on the treatment table, there is usually no pain. Excessive moving around while the needles are in place can cause discomfort, though.
Is it safe?
Yes. The needles are fine and sterile. As with any medical procedures, there are risks, which could involve infection or organ puncture if not administered correctly. The most common occurrences are occasional bruising or soreness following treatment, but typically, there are very few adverse side effects.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works by manipulating the flow of Qi throughout the body by balancing Yin and Yang, the opposing forces that influence Qi. There are 12 main acupuncture channels, also known as meridians, and each is associated with an organ in the body. If the Qi is out of balance it creates a ‘blockage’ in one of more meridians. The acupuncturist needles specific points in order to remove blockages and restore the flow of energy. Acupuncture also affects the central nervous system, leading to the release of endorphins and other chemicals which in turn regulate the blood pressure, body temperature and blood flow.
What is acupressure?
Acupressure is acupuncture without needles. A light and sustained touch is used on groups of acupuncture points producing a similar result without puncturing the skin.
How long does an acupuncture treatment take?
The initial visit and exam usually takes 60-90 minutes. Treatments take under an hour after initial appointment. Depending on the condition being treated, either the front of the body, the back of the body, or both will be treated.
Cancellation Policy: When you reserve an appointment with us, we commit to having a the room and provider available to serve you. That affects how many other clients we can commit our time to. 24 hours cancellation notice is required for all spa appointments. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will charge you the full price of the service. Although we know that things come up we ask that you respect our time and in turn we will respect yours.
Late Policy: Certain services cannot be cut short and often will not be able to be re-booked the same day. If you are too late for your service, our above cancellation policy applies. We will always do our best to accommodate you, but please understand it may not be possible.
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