Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body along meridians (known as channels), to increase blood flow and oxygenate areas of the body that are in a state of disease and imbalance. In the treatment of trauma, acupuncture strengthens and supports the muscle tissue to accelerate recovery, ease pain and help to regain mobility. From an internal medicine perspective, it harmonized the various organ systems, allowing them to work more efficiently. Some examples of this are how acupuncture can influence the regulation of hormones in the body by increasing up-regulation of glucose, and invigorate cells in the stomach to release hydrochloric acid.
Though acupuncture is only now becoming widely used in the west, its clinical use in China spans back more than two-thousand years. Due to its long history, acupuncture has undergone significant refinement, enabling it to be become precise and more clinically relevant than ever. Over the years, techniques have been passed down from one generation to the next through written texts, and by word of mouth, documenting the details of how to treat specific diseases. The depth of work held within Chinese medicine makes nearly any other system of medicine in the world small in comparison, and as acupuncture continues to evolve through its blossoming in the west, we can substantiate many of its teachings through western clinical trials.
east meets west
In the clinic, Brian blends the knowledge of Western labs and imagine with traditional pule and tongue diagnoses to deepen the impact of his treatments. Brian believes nutrition plays a crucial role in our lives, and that when coupled with the techniques of acupuncture and herbal medicine we can generate significant, lasting effects on health. No matter the illness or imbalance, Brian seeks to offer a way for his patients to regain their health and in turn their happiness.
How frequently do I need acupuncture?
The frequency of your visits is dependent on several factors such as; if the conditions are acute or chronic, the severity of the disease, and the general age of the individual can all have an impact on the number of sessions needed to correct the issue.
Pre & Post Preparation for your Visit
Be sure to eat within an hour before your appointment. Some patients can get a little light headed after a treatment of acupuncture, by eating food before your session, your glucose levels will be more balanced and inhibit you from getting light-headed or dizzy afterward.
Avoid drinking alcohol or using recreational drugs before your treatment, as these substances can cause a decrease in sensation and inhibit the proper flow of the qi throughout the body.
After your session, drink plenty of water and plan a more calming a relaxing afternoon/evening.