acupuncture points are located on meridians that are pathways associated with internal organs. Thus, an acupuncturist can treat many different conditions by needling points on the affected organ’s meridian. The Oriental Medical philosophy is that you can affect an organ’s energetics or “Qi”, by needling the proper points on its pathway. “Qi” is the life-force or energy in every person. Acupuncture works with the body’s Qi, or “energy” to heal.
During an acupuncture session, needles can be retained in the body up to 30 minutes or less depending on what is being treated. April only uses sterile, disposable needles that are the highest quality available. The needles are solid; there is nothing inside of them. April has an excellent needle insertion technique which minimizes pain and discomfort.
Acupuncture can treat many ailments. For example, acupuncture has been shown to help alleviate pain in the body, both acute and chronic. It does this by releasing endorphins, which act as the body’s natural pain killers. This is why acupuncture is so effective for neck and back pain and it is excellent for headaches/migraines. April has over a decade of experience treating orthopedic conditions.
Oriental Medicine which incorporates the use of herbal supplements, can also treat female issues. April has skillfully created a niche’ for treating women and the problems that affect women specifically. Such as: infertility, menstrual irregularity, menopausal hormonal imbalances, pain during pregnancy, and PMS. Due to the amazing results April was seeing in her practice, April decided to specialize in women’s health; this includes women/girls of all ages.
Children can also receive acupuncture upon prior consent of the parent. Infants receive acupressure on the acupuncture points, they do not receive needles. Around the age of two, children can start to receive quick needle insertions. The needles are not retained, but inserted rapidly then removed immediately. As the child grows older, and depending on maturity, then needle retention may be applicable. Acupuncture Pediatrics is a huge field and it is very effective in treating: digestive upset, insomnia, stress, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, headaches, and many more presentations.