Family Health

Family Tree Acupuncture caters to the health of the whole family including children and teens. In Chinese Medicine childhood is seen merely as a point on the continuum of a person’s entire lifecycle.Preserving health and wellness at every stage is essential for producing strong, thriving individuals and communities.

By preventing children from becoming sick in the first place, treating illness quickly when it manifests and addressing constitutional weaknesses before serious disease appears each child will be given an excellent opportunity to live a long, happy, healthy life.

Acupuncture can be used for a myriad of issues we see in internal medicine for all ages including digestive issues, respiratory problems, allergies, joint pain, menstrual issues and more.  Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve function. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy , called meridians , run in regular patterns through the body. An obstruction in the movement of these channels acts like a dam. The acupuncture needles serve to unblock the dams and re-establish the regular flow of energy.

The scientific explanation is that needling certain acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals can change the experience of pain by triggering the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

Acupuncture is increasingly being accepted by the medical community and while the research is still catching up with the practice of acupuncture, patients can experience significant benefit through acupuncture treatments. It can be safely integrated and done in parallel with conventional Western medicine.

The typical acupuncture patient is someone who is seeking an alternative to mainstream treatments that haven’t adequately worked or someone who is seeking a therapy with minimal side effects. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at specific acupuncture points.  Acupuncture is a very old medical art that dates back over 2,000 years. Today, acupuncture is practiced worldwide, and is increasingly used by all ages and types for many areas of health concern.

­­While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner it has much broader applications. Click Acupuncture Evidence Project 2017  link to view diseases and disorders that may be treated with acupuncture.