About Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies in the world. It is simple, safe and effective health care. Acupuncturists use thin, sterile, disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body’s ability to heal.

What is acupuncture good for?

We really like how a fellow community acupuncturist, Andy Wegman at Manchester Acupuncture Studio, explains it:

“Our experience tells us acupuncture can reliably and safely decrease pain and inflammation, quiet spasms, boost immunity, dispel migraines, shrink swelling, relieve pain in almost any location, regulate hormones, cut recovery time from surgery almost in half, calm anxiety, lift depression, restore mobility, improve digestion, and create a deep feeling of rest. Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people with chronic diseases…Because these folks often need to take many medications with multiple side effects, acupuncture can greatly improve their quality of life by helping with mood, energy and sleep…”

Acupuncture can also help with addiction, insomnia, anger, allergies, PMS, asthma, cancer treatments, stress, fertility, pregnancy support and labor induction, and so much more.

The truth is, we haven’t encountered many conditions/symptoms that acupuncture doesn’t help. That’s probably because acupuncture works to restore balance in your body and kickstart and support your natural ability to heal. Oftentimes patients find that while being treated for one condition, something else gets better at the same time.

Patients will sometimes remark that their treatment is the only time during the week that they really slow down and relax in a quiet, peaceful place. That, in itself, can be powerful medicine.

You don’t have to have something wrong with you to benefit from acupuncture ­– some of its best work is done as preventative medicine to promote health and wellness.

Who is acupuncture for?

Our patients include nurses, truck drivers, artists, bartenders, teachers, ministers, cubicle dwellers, construction workers, volunteers, business owners, students, stay-at-home parents and people who are between jobs. We treat babies and great grandparents and everyone in between. They ride horses, skateboards, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes and surfboards. You might sit next to a Mustang, Viking, Cavalier, Kingsman, Beaver, Duck, Warrior, Spartan or Pioneer. There are cat people, dog people, Republicans and Democrats. Some were born and raised in Milwaukie, others were born on another continent. Lots of them never thought they would need or ever even try acupuncture.

You get the idea. Acupuncture is for everyone!

More about acupuncture

Check out Andy’s book Why Did You Put That Needle There?