Acupuncture is one part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is an ancient form of therapy that has been proven to be extremely effective as a primary health care modality. This holistic approach has been used to balance the body, mind, and spirit for over 4,000 years and is recognized by the NIH, WHO, and NCCAM as a safe and non-invasive medicine. Our experts are here to provide a safe and welcoming environment with the goals of empowering you to live your life optimally.
Our mission is to provide effective, individualized acupuncture treatment for a low cost.
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The thin needles are designed to be painless. There are areas of the body that are more sensitive than others, though. Sometimes you may feel a prick, sometimes nothing at all. However, sensations such as a warm or a dull feeling is common.
Anything that gets better with micro-circulation gets better with acupuncture. Traditional Chinese Medicine is highly effective in bringing blood circulation back to static pain areas and places of injury, new or chronic. Additionally, the ancient channels that are used in this modality of treatment correspond to fascia and muscle systems of the body. Since no part of the body operates in isolation from the rest of it, it is important to take note of posture, tone and balance. This is why you might find an acupuncturist putting needles in the foot when there is a problem in the hip, or in the hand when there is a problem with the neck.
Absolutely! Acupuncture an amazing addition to other modalities of treatment like physical therapy and massage. When we approach an injury or illness from all angles, the likelihood and speed of recovery becomes that much better. At Catalyst PT and Wellness, we work with each other to make sure that all our practitioners are working to advance your goals for your body and recovery.
Yes, there are no reasons why acupuncture cannot be performed the same day as your physical therapy OR massage appointment. In fact, it is a recommended way to get in a full day of healing.
There is no easy answer to this question because every person is unique and requires different lengths of treatment. People get treated weekly, twice a month, once a month and less depending on the situation. On average, for every year a condition existed, a month of regular treatment is required.
In California, four years of formal training is required to receive a Masters of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). Acupuncturist must also pass a state board exam to obtain their license. Some practitioners continue their education to complete a Doctoral of Acupuncture and Chinese/Oriental Medicine, which is currently the highest level of education for this profession.
We have compiled a list of the most common questions we get in our office.
This guide will answer those questions and allow you to make a more informed decision on what’s right for you.