Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used to treat and prevent illness for over 3,000 years. It greatly enhances the quality of life for injured, stressed and busy people. Acupuncture works as a complementary system to the Western medical knowledge and modern techniques that we use today to reduce pain and dysfunction, ease anxiety and balance a wide range of disease patterns. Regular treatments can enhance the body’s natural energy and help you live a longer and better quality life!

One of the primary tools in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a safe and tested approach to holistic healing used to relieve pain, prevent disease, and restore balance in the body. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific locations of the body to elicit a therapeutic response. While some may be quick to assume that acupuncture is painful, many patients report a feeling of deep relaxation and increased energy both during and following treatment. Our acupuncturist is nationally licensed and has an undergraduate and a master’s degree, along with correlating internships and residencies.

Acupuncture is used to treat:

·       Pain (extremities, back, neck, shoulder)

·       Neurological disorders: headaches, multiple sclerosis, and Bell’s Palsy

·       Arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis

·       Depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue

·       Gastrointestinal disorders: IBS, acid reflux, stomachaches, and gas

·       Fertility/Reproductive issues

·       Respiratory disorders: allergies, colds, asthma, and sinus conditions

·       Addictions: smoking and drug, narcotics withdrawal

·       Autoimmune disorders: chronic fatigue, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia

·       Side effects of cancer therapy

Auto and Workers Comp cover acupuncture under a physician's orders.

Benefits Galore!

Acupuncture is designed to help facilitate blood flow, remove muscle obstructions, and relax the nervous system. Those who undergo treatment at our facility may experience a decrease in on-going pain and improvement in sleep and digestive issues. At IT Works Inc., we're committed to providing effective, comprehensive acupuncture treatments in a warm, welcoming environment. So if you're thinking about acupuncture, we invite you to visit our facility to learn more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

· What does acupuncture do? Acupuncture mobilizes and regulates qi, and invigorates proper function of the muscles, nerves, vessels, glands, and organs.

· What is qi? Qi is life force or energy. It is an invisible force known only by its effects.

· Are the needles sterile? All needles are sterila and disposable. They are used only one time and then they are discarded in a biohazard container.

· Does acupuncture hurt? At insertion, the patient may feel some cramping, heaviness, distention, tingling or an electric sensation, either around the needles or traveling up or down the affected meridian. Some patients barely notice the needles even went in. Most often the patient feels relaxed and can even fall asleep.

· How many treatments will I need? That varies on the type of condition being treated. Usually, after 3-4 treatments, we can tell if acupuncture has some positive effects on our patients.

· Is there anything I can do to improve my acupuncture experience? Yes. RELAX. Ask questions. If you are uncomfortable, let us know immediately. We will make adjustments or stop your treatment.

 

Our Acupuncturist Cindy Ahn

Ms. Ahn is a nationally licensed acupuncturist with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Binghamton University, New York, along with a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Ms. Ahn did her internships and residencies in California before coming to Michigan to set up her practice.

Your First Visit

The purpose of the intake is to explore the patient's medical history and to uncover any current health concerns. The intake is approximately an one hour discussion during which the patient is questioned about their physical and emotional state, as well as their lifestyle. Eyes, ears, smell, and touch - the practitioner relies on all the senses during the intake. The patient tongue is observed and the wrist pulse is taken. Together, these visual observations and verbal discussion will help further clarify a diagnosis or add a new dimension. Finally, you recieve your personalized treatmnet plan and your first treatment.