By: | March 22, 2012

Acupuncture in Towson, MD

In Towson, acupuncture is a relatively new method of treatment. But many in our area need the specialized care offered by acupuncture specialists. The fast pace as well as hustle and bustle of life in suburban Baltimore can take its toll on the body and spirit. The Healing Path is here to offer a remedy.

Acupuncture has been a major part of primary healthcare in China for the last 5,000 years and is the oldest continually practiced medical system in the world. While acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain, it is also helpful for many conditions in which pain is not primary, including a wide variety of chronic conditions.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture literally means “needle piercing,” the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints or acupuncture points) to influence physiological functioning of the body for therapeutic purposes. Along with the usual method of puncturing the skin with these needles, the practitioners of acupuncture also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points. The acupoints are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (chi) in the body to restore health.

My Treatment

After completing a comprehensive evaluation, your practitioner will insert fine, sterilized needles into specific acupoints, which will have a subtle yet profound effect in balancing your system. Your initial consultation and treatment will take between 1½ and 2 hours. Follow-up appointments are an hour in length.

You should avoid caffeinated beverages, alcohol, strenuous exercise, and/or heavy meals both before and after treatment. Plan your activities so that after your first few treatments you will have time to relax to allow for maximum benefit.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Endorsed by the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health, acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the immune system and the release of a variety of hormones that help the body to respond to injury and stress. It also has effects on the circulation, blood pressure, heart rhythm and stroke volume, secretion of gastric acid, and the production of red and white cells.

Acupuncture Pricing

  • Initial consultation with treatment:    $150
  • Follow-up treatment:                               $75

Click here to learn more about Acupuncture in Maryland and how The Healing Path’s acupuncture services can help you combat illnesses.