Acupuncture is the process of insertion of thin needles into the body along energy currents called meridians. This process regulates and revitalizes the natural healing abilities of the body. Acupuncture has been proven effective for a wide range of ailments, as listed below:
Pain: Back pain, disc problems, SI joint pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, joint pain, arthritis, neuropathy, carpal tunnel, sciatica, shoulder and neck tension pain, cramps, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tendonitis, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, heel pain
Hormonal & Reproductive Health: Hot flashes, irregular cycles, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, painful periods, PMS, infertility, low ovarian reserve, high FSH, postpartum syndrome, prostate issues, urinary difficulty / frequency, incontinence, low libido, uterine prolapse, erectile dysfunction
Digestion: Diarrhea, constipation, food allergies, bloating, reflux, poor digestion, nausea, low or excessive appetite, stomach pain, ulcers, hernia, irritable bowel syndrome / disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, slow digestion, high blood sugars, metabolic syndrome
Sleep: Insomnia, easy waking, nightmares, sleep apnea, snoring, difficulty falling asleep
Energy & Metabolism: Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, chronic fatigue, weight gain or loss, endocrine disorders, feeling cold, neuropathy, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, side effects of diseases & their treatment - such as cancer, MS, stroke, Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr
Skin: Acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, cysts, rashes, dry skin, hives, and wrinkles
Aging: Aging well and with vitality, neuropathy, balance, fatigue and lack of energy, memory loss, vision problems, loss of smell or taste, pain, frequent urination, high blood pressure, restless leg, medication-induced side effects, erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate, hemorrhoids, prolapse, depression
Pediatric Health Issues: Digestive issues, constipation, teething pain, irritability, ADHD, learning challenges, nightmares, bed wetting, food issues, frequent colds, earaches, injury recovery (breaks, sprains), mental health
“Caitria is an amazing acupunturist. I was very skeptical but she calmed my fears and made me 100% comfortable with the process. I feel more balanced and well because of our sessions. I don't have to give her a long list of goals for our sessions, I really feel like she just knows what I need.”
“I’ve been going to Caitria for acupuncture for various ailments that have come up throughout my pregnancy and it has been extremely helpful! At my most recent appointment, I walked in with a pain level of 8/10 and left (and still remain) at a pain level of 2/10 or less. It has been an incredible experience so far!”
“I have struggled with endometriosis for years with constant pain ranging from 5/10-8/10 intensity. Thanks to acupuncture I am now pain-free most days, with occasional moments of discomfort that I would call barely a 1/10. This is after just a month of treatment, and I'm confident I'll eventually be completely pain free.”
Your Treatment May Also Include...
Treatment to reduce pain, tension and stiffness by using glass cups to increase circulation. Heat is used to create a suction onto the skin and the cups stay on the skin for several minutes, either stationary or manipulated by the practitioner. ***Dark circle marks may appear on the skin from the superficial capillaries breaking under the skin. The dark circles look like a bruise, but are not the same as a bruise from a trauma.
Acupuncture points are stimulated with a safe, gentle, therapeutic electrical current. This is commonly used for pain, muscular weakness, or nerve disease/issues.
The use of a ceramic tool in a repeated stroking pattern along the skin of the back to alleviate tension and expel disease. This will lead to the appearance of “sha”, reddish pink coloration on the surface of the skin. It is an indication of the release of toxins, and does not break the skin or cause pain.
Dried mugwort (herb) in stick or cone form is burned as a warming therapy.
How to Prepare for Treatment
- Complete all paperwork prior to arrival at Connected Healing for your session (contact your practitioner if unable to complete online paperwork for any reason)
- Eat a light meal or snack no more than 2 hours prior to treatment
- Maintain hydration throughout the day prior to treatment
- Wear clothing that can be rolled up to the knees and elbows, or bring a change of clothing (shorts, tank top)
- Avoid consumption of alcohol or excessive amounts of caffeine prior and following your treatment
- Compile a list of medications, supplements, vitamins, etc. to bring and share with your practitioner