Many patients consider acupuncture to feel like a deeply relaxing, meditative experience. At the Allergy and Acupuncture Center we practice an extremely gentle yet effective style of acupuncture for a wide range of conditions.
Acupuncture has been shown to raise blood levels of white blood cells, prostaglandins, gamma globulin, and overall antibody levels, suggesting that acupuncture has the effect of strengthening the body's immune system. It is also effective in the management of autoimmune conditions.
Acupuncture has been shown to increase circulation in the body, especially to the areas adjacent to points being needled. Histamine and other vasodilators are released by the body in response to acupuncture. This is useful in healing injuries, minimizing scar tissue, etc.
Endorphins are the body's natural painkillers and acupuncture stimulates their release. Endorphins are thought to be around 10x stronger than morphine, which is the strongest pharmaceutical pain killer available. This is why acupuncture is so effective in pain management.
Acupuncture has been shown to affect certain neurotransmitter levels such as serotonin. Low levels of serotonin are associated with insomnia, addiction, depression, sugar cravings, obesity, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Acupuncture raises serotonin levels and can be an effective treatment for these conditions. This also explains why acupuncture makes you feel so good.
Acupuncture is thought to interrupt the neurotransmission of pain by overloading certain “nerve gates” in the central nervous system with stimulation, thus preventing the transmission of the pain signal. In other words, the brain never receives a pain signal and you do not feel pain, which is why acupuncture is considered beneficial for pain management and relieving pain from injuries.
An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity to one or more substances. The immune system views the allergen as a threat to the body’s well-being, so when contact is made with the allergen the immune system causes the body to over-react.
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) is a non-invasive, drug free, and natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities. This method is painless and can be used safely on anyone, even newborn infants and the elderly. NAET can also be used as preventive healthcare to treat healthy individuals with hidden, subclinical allergies that may lead to illness in the future.
NAET promotes health by its ability to regulate immune function, improve nutrient absorption and assimilation, decrease inflammation, regulate hormonal pathways, and harmonize the brain and body. NAET treatments relieve allergy symptoms, but more importantly allow the immune system to function optimally. Once the immune system is restored, the body is better equipped to fight off infection and disease.
In addition to eliminating allergies, NAET can also help people with complex health issues, mysterious symptoms, mind-body disharmonies, and stubborn ailments that haven’t responded to conventional therapies. At the Allergy and Acupuncture Center, we have successfully treated thousands of patients with various, complex conditions and symptoms.
NAET utilizes an applied kinesiology technique called neuromuscular sensitivity testing (NST) to check the body’s reaction to a substance. This system identifies a person’s allergies and imbalances. Acupressure is used to stimulate points along the spine from the neck to the sacrum while the patient is holding the allergen. For adults, acupuncture needles will be inserted for 20 minutes to stabilize the treatment and address additional issues.
Following the treatment, the allergen must then be completely avoided for 25 hours. On the next visit, NST is again utilized to determine if the allergen has cleared. According to NAET protocol, allergens are treated and eliminated one at a time in a specific sequence. Depending on the severity of the allergen, multiple treatments may be required to desensitize the body.
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Functional Medicine can help optimize biochemical individuality, balance physiological systems, and achieve better health. Functional medicine evaluates the complex biochemistry of your body by addressing the whole person. Our approach involves looking deeply into all signs and symptoms, health history, and lifestyle factors. Advanced diagnostic testing such as blood, stool, urine, and saliva tests are essential. Nutrition, supplementation, and natural methods are often used to correct imbalances and restore health.
Herbal medicine is a powerful branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The highly trained herbalists at the Allergy and Acupuncture Center can help you reach your true health potential by correcting imbalances in your body naturally with herbal medicine.
We carry only the highest quality brands available on the market. Our fully-stocked herbal pharmacy features classical herbal formulas prepared by leaders in the industry such as Evergreen Herbs and Kan Herbs. Customized powder and raw herb formulas are also available.
Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to accelerate healing and maintain health and longevity. Consult with us today to discover how herbal medicine can help you feel your best!
Effective nutritional supplementation may be an essential piece of your health puzzle. At the Allergy and Acupuncture Center, we work closely with our patient's nutrition and prescribe appropriate supplements to provide your body the extra support it needs to achieve health and vitality.
We carry therapeutic nutritional products of the highest quality and potency available from brands such as Metagenics, Apex Energetics, Orthomolecular, Transformation, and NeuroScience. Vitamins are only the beginning in the power of nutritional therapy. Nutrition may be the key to your health whether your concerns are allergies, pain, digestion, hormone balance, ADD/ADHD, etc.
Massage therapy is deeply beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions such as pain, stress, and anxiety. Massage treatments will have a powerful therapeutic effect and improve health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic (immune) systems.
Massage can help to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function. A seemingly minor injury or tense muscle group can have a profound impact on a person's ability to stay physically active, participate fully in life, or even work to earn a living if it becomes chronic. Massage therapy is effective in relieving tension, inflammation, and pain, whether it is chronic or acute.
Furthermore, we are all becoming more aware of the role stress plays in health. People who are stressed may be more prone to certain illnesses. Stress, for example, has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease. Massage therapy is an effective and enjoyable way to reduce stress. A skilled therapist can be an important part of your healthcare team.
At the Allergy and Acupuncture Center, we offer exceptional service by licensed massage therapists who specialize in deep tissue, myofascial release, reflexology, and lymphatic massage. Experience deep relaxation and the benefits of massage therapy by booking a session today!