Acupuncture in Kingston WA

Acupuncture in Kingston WA

Acupuncture in Kingston WA

The Benefits of Acupuncture in Kingston WA

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture in Kingston WA improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites, commonly referred to as acupuncture points. The most common method of treatment involves the insertion of fine gauge needles into specific points on the surface of the body. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects of treatment. There are more than 4,000 recognized acupuncture points on the skin and they each stimulate different and specific functions of the body. The set of points used is as unique as the individual, and the choice of correct points requires a thorough evaluation of the patient’s complaint as well as their underlying constitution.

Who can benefit from acupuncture?

Everyone can benefit from acupuncture treatment! Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for treating conditions ranging from migraines to endometriosis, and joint pain to Bell’s palsy. Other common issues that people turn to acupuncture for are stress and mood management, sleeping disorders and fertility issues. Studies have shown that acupuncture can even help with weight loss! Whatever the condition, acupuncture can help provide relief and restore balance to your system, whether on its own or in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture does not hurt; the feeling is similar to that of a mosquito bite. Acupuncture needles are actually as thin as a strand of hair! Some patients will feel heaviness or stirring sensations during treatment, but acupuncture should never feel painful. Many patients even fall asleep on the table during their session and after treatment patients generally feel relaxed and light.

How long is one session of acupuncture?

The fist session is 90 minutes long. This gives the Acupuncturist time for a thorough evaluation and helps to determine a course of treatment specifically tailored to the individual patient. Each subsequent appointment is one hour.

Tell me more about the benefits…

Research has shown that acupuncture can improve your health in a variety of ways:

  1. Head: Twenty sessions of electroacupuncuture (where a small current is applied to the needles) within 4 weeks can reduce the number of monthly migraines.
  2. Mood: Once weekly acupuncture sessions can treat depression in 3 months.
  3. Heart: Regular sessions can decrease blood pressure and other markers of chronic stress.
  4. Sleep: Acupuncture increases neurotransmitters associated with sleep and relaxing, helping those that suffer from insomnia.
  5. Menopause: Acupuncture has been shown to reduce frequency and severity of hot flashes for up to 3 months after treatment.
  6. Back: 5 weeks of twice weekly treatment has been shown to relieve back discomfort for up to 6 months.
  7. Weight: Acupuncture has been shown to help suppress the appetite and reduce emotional eating, and in one study acupuncture helped obese adults shed up to 9 lbs over a 4 month span.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 3:00pm


Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Foundation Chiropractic

8202 NE State Hwy 104 #105
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 297-0037