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The benefits of Acupuncture are numerous. The most common include:

  • Reduction of pain (chronic or acute)
  • Reduction of stress & increased tolerance of stressful events
  • Improves emotional well-being
  • Better quality sleep & feeling more rested
  • Boosts energy & stamina
  • Improves digestion & regularity
  • Balances hormones: treats many women’s health issues
  • Regulates metabolism
  • Reduces cravings
  • Healthier immune system—fewer cold & flus, more resistance to environmental stress

In addition to the above benefits, many patients experience other subtle improvements, including sensations of well-being that permeate all aspects of their lives, as well as feeling more connected to their bodies and minds.

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Malinda treats a variety of complex conditions and issues. In her practice she addresses:

  • Digestive Issues (GERD, bloating, IBS, constipation, nausea, etc.)
  • Women’s Health: PMS, Menopause, Menstrual irregularities, PCOS, Fertility
  • Allergies
  • Pain: acute or chronic (headache, tension, arthritis, injury, post-surgery, dental, fibromyalgia, carpal-tunnel, etc)
  • Stress-related & Anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
  • Neuromotor disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, & Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

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How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture helps regulate and balance the body’s vital life force energy called Qi. This energy flows along an interconnected meridian system throughout the body. If Qi in a meridian is blocked the body becomes imbalanced. Acupuncture helps remove blockages so that the natural flow of Qi is restored to the part of the body affected by the blockage. In this way, natural harmony and balance can occur.

What does Acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture causes a variety of sensations, some of which may feel foreign and unique. Patients often describe feeling heavy, achy pressure, or a spreading, traveling sensation after the needles have been placed. If I release any active trigger points, which are constricted bands of muscle that cause pain, you will experience a muscle twitch response as the muscle hyper-contracts then relaxes. After stimulation of a trigger point, the muscles tend to immediately feel looser, with a reduction in pain and stiffness.

Your first visit & treatments:

During the initial visit, you will fill out a detailed intake, providing me with the necessary information to assess your overall condition and current state of health. We will discuss your past medical history, as well as any therapies you have undergone or are currently receiving. In addition, we will discuss how better to achieve your health goals. This information will allow me to determine a treatment plan in which I will choose various points on your body to stimulate with acupuncture needles. For those who are needle sensitive, a variety of non-needling techniques can be used as well.

What can Acupuncture address?

The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization reviewed a number of clinical trials involving acupuncture therapy and concluded that acupuncture is effective for treating a variety of disease, symptoms, and conditions including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Periarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Post-Operative Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke
  • Temporo-mandiblar Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Tennis Elbow or Epicondylitis

While not an exhaustive list, acupuncture has also shown to address Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Stress Disorders, Autoimmune Conditions, Asthma, Alleriges, and Chronic Sinus Conditions.