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Acupuncture Overview

Acupuncture is a health care system that has been used for thousands of years. Originating in ancient China, it is the oldest continually practiced health care system in the world and it is practiced today in nearly every country. Acupuncture is a method of balancing the energy channels in the body. Chinese medicine calls this energy qi or ch’i (pronounced chee), meaning “life energy”. The channels that carry qi are called meridians.

Acupuncture Treatments

The acupuncturist is trained to recognize hundreds of precise points where blockages can occur. Slender, sterile, one-time-use needles are gently inserted to stimulate these points and remove the blockages. Points can also be stimulated by mild electric stimulation, pressure, or cold laser. By influencing the qi at these points, the practitioner encourages the body’s innate healing power to restore equilibrium to one’s whole-being. Results can be pain relief, increased immunity, resolution of an organic health condition, or producing a state of optimum wellness.

Conditions That Respond To Acupuncture Protocols

Below is a list of some of the conditions that have been successfully treated by our acupuncturist:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • High Cholesteral
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS)
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Lyme Disease
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Pain Management
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Prostate Issues
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sciatica
  • Side Effects From Chemo/Radiation Therapies
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Weight Loss

Pregnancy and Acupuncture

Many women credit acupuncture treatment for easing a wide range of pregnancy symptoms. At Loudoun Family Wellness, our acupuncturist has worked with many women who have had difficulty conceiving as well women who are expecting.

Benefits a mother may experience with regular acupuncture sessions during pregnancy:

  • Reducing symptoms of nausea
  • Relief from tension headaches
  • Reducing frequent heartburn
  • Relief from sciatic and joint pain
  • Reduction in leg swelling

Our Unique Approach

At Loudoun Family Wellness, our acupuncturist treats the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Each person represents a completely unique combination of influences and as a result, each person’s treatment is tailored just for them. In other words, five people coming in with a headache will receive different treatments, so the session is customized for the person not the headache.

Call our office today at 703.779.7909 to schedule your acupuncture session!

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