The ancient Chinese believed there is an energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters, or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to re-program and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy. When this energy is allowed to pass through the body freely, health can be restored and balance can be achieved.
At Stephens Chiropractic and Wellness we use state of the art technology and acupuncture techniques to provide the best care available. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of care and an amazing experience with acupuncture.
Acupuncture takes a whole body approach to health. Dr. Andrea will take into account your whole self, not just your symptoms in order to get to the root of your health concerns. You will work together to find out how factors like your lifestyle and emotional and mental well-being may be affecting your health.
Your first visit:
Your initial visit will last approximately 30 minutes. Dr. Andrea will take a detailed health history and exam and will discuss your treatment plan. During the initial consultation she will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep, and emotional state.
For best results please do the following:
-Please show up on time.
-Don’t eat a large meal before treatment.
-Wear loose fitting items.
-Refrain from alcohol before and after treatment.
-Keep all of your appointments, as each builds upon the previous one.
How treatment works:
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all natural drug free therapy having minimal side effects.
By choosing acupuncture, you’ve taken a great step toward a more balanced, healthy lifestyle. Acupuncture has helped millions of people regain and maintain their health. True healing takes time and dedication. Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better instantly or you may need treatments for weeks, months, or years to achieve the results you want. By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”