Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting micro thin needles just under the skin at specific body locations to improve health and well-being. Imbalances in the body are caused by the disruption or blockage of energy flow (Chi). By placing acupuncture needles along the energy pathways of the body, acupuncture realigns or dissolves blockages of Chi. There are 12 primary energy pathways in the body known as meridians. They each individually and combined have a specific purpose in maintaining good health and mental well being. The way your individual energetic make up operates through these pathways is unique to your being – body, mind and spirit.

As an alternative to acupuncture, Mary practices acupressure. Acupressure is the use of pressing an acupuncture point with one’s finger instead of insertion of a needle.

Acupuncture Needles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates acupuncture by requiring that needles be sterile, prepackaged, and not reused. All licensed acupuncturists follow these standards and regulations.

Some people are afraid acupuncture will be painful. Sensitivity to needle pressure varies among individuals. Most people experience no pain. Others report minimal discomfort.

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China over 3500 years ago during the time Stonehenge was created and written language was being developed. It is a medical model that has stood the test of time and is used globally to support health and well – being.

Links to learn more about Acupuncture

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/comp_med/types/acupuncture
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/cancer/complementary-integrative-research
https://apps.komen.org/forums/tm.aspx?m=330554

Veterans
Pain Management Through Acupuncture

Veterans are eligible for acupuncture under the Veterans Choice Program.
Authorization for acupuncture treatments must be pre-authorized by your medical doctor.

Eligible Veterans are authorized to receive 12 acupuncture treatments. Additional treatments may be requested for continued care with pain management.

If you’d like to work with me specifically, request me – Mary Iverson.

I’m committed to do the best care I can to help you with pain related symptoms.

Call if you’d like to schedule an appointment – 509-863-5851

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