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 the fine needles, the practitioners of acupuncture also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points. The acupoints (acupuncture points) are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (qi) in the body to restore health.
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 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Follow up appointments are 1 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 Baltimore 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 affects on the circulation, blood pressure, rhythm and stroke volume of the heart, secretion of the gastric acid, and production of red and white cells.
Baltimore Acupuncture Pricing
- Initial Consultation with Treatment $160
- Follow Up Treatment $80
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