Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine sterile needles into the skin to stimulate specific points (called acupoints) for therapeutic purposes. These points may also be stimulated by magnets, heat, electric stimulation or pressure.
Eye, ear, nose, throat disorder: sinusitis, sore throat, hay fever, earache, nerve deafness, ringing in the ears, dizziness, poor eyesight
Circulatory disorders: high blood pressure, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, anemia
Gastrointestinal disorders: irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies, ulcers, gastritis, abdominal bloating, hemorrhoids
Gynecological/Genitourinary disorders: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, endometriosis, menopause, fibroids, chronic bladder infection, complications in pregnancy, morning sickness, kidney stones, impotence, infertility in men and women, sexual dysfunction
Immune disorders: Candida, chronic fatigue, HIV and AIDS, Epstein Barr Virus, allergies, Lupus, MS, hepatitis
Addiction: smoking cessation, drugs, alcohol
Emotional and psychological disorders: anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress
Musculoskeletal and Neurological disorders: arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, Bells Palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches and migraines, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains, muscle spasms, shingles
Respiratory disorders: asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, colds and flus
Acupuncture can also help treat: Chemotherapy/radiation side effects, diabetes, dermatological disorders, weight control
And others not listed here.
The insertion of the needle into the acupoint is generally painless or felt as a tiny pinprick. The needle, which is the size of a hair, usually goes just under the skin and rarely draws blood. Once the correct stimulus has been obtained, you may feel some pressure, heaviness, tingling, warmth, or an electrical sensation in the region of the point. The needles are sterile, single use, tiny needles that are tapped into the prescribed point through a tiny tube to ensure sterility and painless insertion. Many people feel a very relaxing sensation for the duration of the treatment.
Your first appointment will include a consultation as well as a treatment – it should be scheduled for 1 ½ hours. In the first 30 minutes, the acupuncturist will do an extensive intake to gather all information that will be needed to make a clear diagnosis and to find out all the things that make you unique. The next 45 minutes is where you will be resting with the needles in. The last 15 minutes will be left to discuss a treatment plan and recommendations for diet, herbs, etc. All follow-up appointments will be 60 minutes in length. You are encouraged to let the acupuncturist know if at any time you feel uncomfortable.
780 Simms Street
(Concentra Medical Building)
Golden, CO 80401
The Whole Body Health Center is located on the southeast corner of 8th Avenue and Simms Street. From the 6th Avenue exit onto Simms Street, go north 2 blocks to 8th Avenue.
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