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Many also love the stress-reducing properties. Did you know these methods can address many mental and emotional imbalances? Unsurprisingly, people can’t stop talking about how much better they feel after just one session.

Our San Francisco community acupuncture is widely known for its work in the area of myofascial pain relief. So if you’re experiencing neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee pain, come see us.

Acupuncture can also complement any conventional medical treatment you receive. It’s not one or the other! Both can help your body function optimally. And unlike some herbal remedies acupuncture doesn’t interact with medicine prescribed by your doctor.

MERIDIANS HAVE POINTS

Along these pathways, you have 350 acupuncture points. Ancient practitioners of acupuncture chose these points because they observed positive effects.

Even though, they didn’t fully understand the importance of these points“scientifically”, they could see the results. Observation is the first step to scientific discovery.

STIMULATING POINTS TO GET RESULTS

By stimulating these acupuncture points, we can influence various reactions in the body. Primarily, these are biochemical and neural, in nature. This isn’t just speculation or placebo effect. It’s science!

Scientists have conducted several repeatable studies. These have demonstrated acupuncture’s amazing abilities. It can enhance the production of several natural chemicals. You produce these chemicals to promote mental and physical balance and wellness. Primarily, these fall into two categories:

 

  • Neuropeptides – Your body’s natural pain regulators. (for example, natural opioids and non-opioid painkillers)
  • Neurotransmitters – Your body’s communicators and wellness balancers. (for example, serotonin, GABA, and dopamine, just to name a few)

It also has profound effects on the Central Nervous System. This part of your nerve network includes the brain and spinal cord. Using acupuncture, we can alter and bring about spinal reflex effects.

As we do, the procedure stimulates muscle relaxation and changes in internal organs.

Further research shows what’s happening in the brain. Acupuncture decreases activity in the limbic system. This essential component regulates how the body and mind respond to stress and illness. As a result, we can improve the regulation of the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) Axis. Your HPA handles hormone balance and many of our physiological responses.

BETTER HEALTH WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS

We don’t use any chemicals or medications with acupuncture. This is all you! The treatment simply activates and influences your body’s natural ability to balance, self-regulate, and heal.

Because acupuncture is natural, it has minimal side effects when performed correctly. What’s more, we can safely combine it with other treatments or medications without the risk of interactions.

Also, patients typically experience little to no pain. In fact, many find the procedure itself to be relaxing. That’s because acupuncture generates an immediate and prolonged dopamine boost in the body. Dopamine is your body’s natural relax and unwind neurotransmitter.

OUR APPROACH

A visit to our acupuncture clinic includes a truly comprehensive look at wellness. We listen to your history. We inquire about habits around four vital health components:

  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Digestion
  • Stress

For each patient, we develop a tailored care plan. This individualized strategy includes a combination of:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Soft tissue therapy in addition to corrective exercises

A deeply trusting relationship with our patients lies at the heart of our work. This trust connection naturally allows for faster ailment recovery. We are honored to witness and support all aspects of the human experience. Existence includes struggle, challenge, and the relief that comes with healing.

Techniques like acupuncture are not treatments for any disease. Instead, they work by promoting proper balance within the body. When Qi is flowing at its best, we feel well—physically and mentally. This restores your optimal health. As a result, you can achieve your desired outcome.

DISCOVER OPTIMAL HEALTH

Are you dealing with physical pain or high stress?  Are you in search of optimal health, but don’t know where to start?

You can talk to one of our doctors about your issues and the most appropriate treatment by booking a free 15-minute phone consult or schedule an appointment for an in-person assessment and initial treatment. Begin your journey to wellness.

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