Chinese medical theory perceives human health as being animated by a smooth flow of energy moving rhythmically throughout the body’s functional, dynamic energy currents, referred to as meridians. Health and disease are viewed in terms of both quantity and quality of this energy (Qi or vital energy). When Qi is in balance, the body is healthy. If Qi is in excess, or is deficient, pain may arise or the body may become ill. The flow of Qi becomes disturbed when a person is under mental, emotional, physical, or environmental stress. By tapping into specific acupuncture points, we can adjust the flow of Qi in the channels and allow the body to return to its natural healthy balance.
What problems can be treated by acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used to increase the body's resistance to illness, promote detoxification, and enhance a person's energy level and sense of well being. It is also used to stop smoking, lower blood pressure, alleviate skin disorders, and relieve constipation, anxiety, insomnia, allergies, and asthma. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), and clinical experience, Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of:
- Chronic and Acute Pain – Injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, tendonitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia
- Circulatory disorders – Hypertension, palpitations, heart disease
- Disorders of the bones, muscles, and joints – Headaches, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, joint pains, injuries, numbness and tingling, muscular aches and pains, osteoarthritis
- Disorders of the nervous system – Multiple sclerosis, post-stroke conditions
- Emotional and psychological disorders – Depression, anxiety
- Gastrointestinal disorders – Indigestion, pain, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea constipation, eating disorders
- Gynecological disorders – Irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal problems, fertility issues
- Immune disorders – Chronic fatigue, HIV/AIDS
- Pregnancy-related complaints – Morning sickness, edema, fatigue
- Respiratory disorders – Chronic colds, coughs, asthma, allergies
- Sleep and stress disorders – Nervous tension, insomnia, low energy
- Urogenital disorders – Urinary tract problems, sexual dysfunction
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments depends on the condition being treated, but an average series of treatments involves one visit per week, for six to eight weeks. Complex, chronic conditions will lengthen that time period, while acute conditions may require only a few treatments. Results will come quickly as we work together to improve the quality of your diet and lifestyle. Healing requires determination, commitment, patience, and an openness to optimal health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture at Hands on Health
Acupuncture is available at Hands on Health with Clinton Bartok, MS., LAc. Clinton attended Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado where he graduated with honors, receiving a Masters of Science in traditional Chinese medicine. He is nationally Board Certified in acupuncture, biomedicine and Chinese herbs. He is licensed as an acupuncturist by the state of North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina association of acupuncture and oriental medicine. His specific training includes four years of western and oriental medical sciences at Southwest Acupuncture college, advanced Tui Na with Andrew Nuggent-Head, student of the late Xie Pei Qi and extensive self study of functional medicine.
An initial assessment and treatment will last 90 minutes and cost $100. Follow up treatments usually last 60 minutes and cost $75.
We also offer packages of 8 treatments for $540 – a total savings of $60.
Acupuncture is a safe, natural, effective integrated energy therapy for to keeping your health in balance and relieving chronic pain.
Call us today at 828-505-2899 to get your Chi flowing!
*All pricing reflects our cash pay discount. If our services are covered by your insurance carrier, we will happily bill on your behalf.