Our very experienced acupuncturist, Dr. Michele Fry DPT, MSTOM, L.A.c. practices on Jenny April
Acupuncture developed in China thousands of years ago and, over time, spread to Korea, Japan and beyond. There are many schools or traditions of practice. Here at Elements, we use hair-thin needles (sterile and used only once) or moxa (an herb considered to have healing properties) at specific points along meridians (like channels or rivers of energy). This energy is also called qi (pronounced “chee”). Imbalances or blockages of qi are considered the source of symptoms or disease. By using various diagnostic techniques (which may include pulse-taking, history, and tongue diagnosis), our skilled acupuncturist can determine the best way and place to use the needles or moxa for a unique and individualized treatment approach. Changes can occur quickly or take time—just as symptoms can show up suddenly or take a long time to develop.
In 1997, an advisory panel for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) evaluated hundreds of acupuncture studies and concluded that the therapy is an effective treatment for postoperative pain after dental surgery and for nausea induced by chemotherapy, pregnancy (“morning sickness”), and anesthesia. The NIH panel also called acupuncture a useful adjunct and acceptable treatment for a variety of conditions, including Fibromyalgia, Asthma, ADD, Allergies, Hay Fever, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Frequent Colds or infections, High Blood Pressure, Constipation, Low Energy Levels, Menopause, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Stress, Tension. Stroke Rehabilitation, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Maintain your balance and well-being with acupuncture. Services start at $135. Schedule your 60-minute session.