Nei Jing Style Acupucnture
Historical based acupuncture science backed by modern technology
Over the past 16 years the acupuncture style practiced here at Rocky Mountain Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has evolved greatly. With more and more emphasis on classical applications of acupuncture discussed in the Nei Jing we have adopted a unique style that incorporated both ancient, classical principles of physiology, and medicine. We have learned to combine these ancient principles with modern research on Micro current therapies. The two combined therapies has created a style of acupuncture that is highly effective, fast and acute.
Years of Clinical Experience
Please watch this short video of Seth Drake L.Ac MSOM discussing the finer points of acupuncture, what it is good for, what t is not good for and when someone should look to acupuncture for their medical care.
Acupuncture has been shown to increase circulation and blood flow to specific areas of the body, depending on where we place the needles. The effects of acupuncture are vast, however the most common understanding of acupuncture are the effects it has on blood circulation and on the central nervous system.
Acupuncture is believed to influence the circulation of blood flow and increase the circulation of blood in specific areas of the body.
Acupuncture has also been shown to reduce inflammation, promote the release of anti inflammatory mediators and substances such as Adenosine.
Other effects of acupuncture include stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing stimulation to the sympathetic nervous system. In short acupuncture can reduce the natural fight or flight responses in the body.
Acupuncture needles are quite small and pain free. A good majority of our patients experience a since of calmness, and well-being that lasts for several hours after a treatment.
At our Acupuncture Clinic treatments last for around 30-40 minutes. A typical office visit is 60 min long. Most patients will experience immediate effects in the reduction of most types of pain.
With longer standing condition patients may take up to 24-36 hours after a treatment to notice relief in their symptoms. However, every patient is different and results will vary.
For problems that do not have acute obvious symptoms such as insomnia, PMS, Infertility, and seasonal allergies. Acupuncture may take up to several weeks to several months to show improvement in the condition at hand.
Most people report that they feel nothing during an acupuncture treatment. It is very common to feel only a slight prick when the needle is inserted into the skin, however this sensation fades almost immediately. Acupuncture needles are very thin and filiform, meaning not hollow. The thinness of the needle allows it to enter the skin without damaging or cutting the surrounding tissue. Common sensations during an acupuncture treatment include warmth around the site of needle insertion, tingling sensations, pressure and some sensations of movement on the skin. The majority of patients report a sense of calmness and comfort after the needles are inserted.
- Increase in symptoms temporarily
- Increase in production of hormones
- Sleepiness, drowsiness and minor fatigue
- Minor soreness at the site on needle insertion
- Increase or decrease in appetite
- Increase in urination and or bowl movements
- Changes in body temperature
- Changes in sleep Patterns
This is a personal choice for you. For matters of safety and experience make sure you work with someone that has a proven track record, has at least a Masters in Acupuncture and or Chinese Medicine, is credentialed by a national board like the NCCAOM and is licensed in the state that they practice in. All states have different requirements. The practitioner should have experience with the condition that you present with and have a good reputation online.