What is Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body.  Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body by insertion of very fine needles to elicit a predictable physiological response.

This stimulus may also be administered to the points using mild electrical stimulation, pressure techniques or the application of heat.

What to Expect at Your 1st Appointment

  • Seeing an acupuncturist will be like just visiting a new doctor.
  • We will consult with you to learn about your medical history and current symptoms. 
  • We will perform a Chinese Medicine examination by taking the wrist pulse and looking at the tongue.
  • We will then determine and discuss with you a proper treatment plan.
  • Our top priority is making you feel comfortable with acupuncture.  We will answer all your questions any time throughout our visit.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats many different conditions.

      • musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others),
      • nausea,
      • migraine headache,
      • anxiety,
      • depression,
      • insomnia,
      • infertility,
      • and more.

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below.

(207) 558-8482

1725 Main Street, Suite 7, Sanford, ME 04073

info@atwellacupuncture.com