What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, we are able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

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One of the analogies that I often use is that the body is like an electrical panel, with circuits of energy or electricity moving through these pathways.  Whenever there is illness, injury, or pain, it's the equivalent of a "power blockage" in the body.  I liken inserting acupuncture needles to basically throwing a circuit breaker, and restoring power to the body to again function normally. 

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I passed the  comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 1996 and am licensed by the state of Florida.  As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

Does it hurt?

You may feel a pinch or a slight prick with the acupuncture needles.  Some areas of the body, such as hands, wrists, feet, and ankles have naturally less tissue and can sometimes be more noticeable.    However, many times, patients feel nothing at all.  Even if they were fearful of the needles, they can find it a bit anti-climactic, because it really isn't noticeable.  On occasions, I may tell a patient, "I need you to feel this one", because I am looking for a certain response.  Any sensation usually lasts only a few seconds before disappearing.

 

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Linda J Moore offers Acupuncture in NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

HOLISTIC HEALTH SERVICES offers safe, effective Acupuncture in NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

 

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Holistic Health Services

9400 River Crossing Blvd.    Ste #101

New Port Richey, FL  34655

(727) 376-7955