One of the best ways for a new patient to understand how acupuncture works is to hear about someone's personal experience. Below is the owner, Jennifer Stukey's, experience with acupuncture.
I began acupuncture treatments in 1998 after suffering for 3 years with a herniated disk from a car accident. I sought and used western medicine and still suffered daily with pain in my back, down my arm, and down my leg. After my first acupuncture treatment I felt relief. The pain was not completely gone, yet I felt different. There was more ease in my body, and I experienced a lightness that I hadn't felt in years.
I continued with treatment and over time the pain went away. I realized that acupuncture was doing more then just relieving my back pain. The effects were I was happier, I was sleeping better, and I had more energy. I observed as old emotions and unresolved issues would sometimes come up. I would have a physical sensation followed by a sense of freedom or release from that experience or emotion.
My practitioner shared with me that when an event happens in our lives it can get stuck in the body within the cells and that acupuncture was a way of releasing that old emotion or event and giving us freedom. With the release from the grips of my past I was able to have more clarity, be more present and live my life fully.
Acupuncture allowed me to become an observer of myself and see how some behaviors and lifestyle choices were not serving me. With treatment I gained the strength to make positive changes to my lifestyle.
My back pain now shows up as a messenger to remind me to take care of myself, letting me know when I am doing too much, need more sleep, or am not caring for my body as I should. I still receive regular acupuncture treatments an have observed that I get sick less, have more energy, have deeper more harmonious relationships, and feel at home in my body.
Because you are a unique individual each acupuncture treatment is uniquely designed to fit your specific needs. In the presence of this subtle yet profound intervention, symptoms often resolve and patients frequently experience renewed vitality. Our acupuncturists will treat the deeper underlying cause as well as your symptoms.
We invite you to view our practitioner's page to learn more about our acupuncturists. Read their bios and see who you resonate with. We offer a free 15 minute consultation for any new patient. This is a time when our acupuncturists can answer your questions and you can learn more about how acupuncture can help your specific health concerns.
Please download and complete the Acupuncture Intake Form and for your initial acupuncture appointment.