Chinese medicine seeks to align mind, body, and spirit to establish and maintain good health—methods such as acupuncture help to rebalance issues in the body before they become more extreme. In fact, according to Chinese medicine, if a problem registers on the Western medicine test, it is already likely to be severe. Traditional Chinese medicine, however, aims to restore and rebalance the energy within the body which can treat a number of conditions safely and naturally.
What Acupuncture Can Treat
Acupuncture, can treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including:
- Digestive: gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome
- Ear/Eye/Throat: sinusitis, allergies, rhinitis
- Gynecological/Urogenital: menstrual cramps/pain, infertility, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence
- Emotional/Mental: anxiety, depression, neurosis, insomnia
- Respiratory: bronchitis, flu, colds, asthma, emphysema
- Musculoskeletal: sciatica, TMJ, lower back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, muscle pain, and weakness, arthritis
- Neurological: headaches, migraines, stroke recovery, Parkinson’s disease, dizziness
- Circulatory: hypertension, high cholesterol
What to Expect During the ProcedureFirst, we will perform a consultation to determine the best strategy for that individual patient. From there, we will generate a treatment plan that often includes acupuncture and herbal medicine alongside preventive care and health maintenance.
During the acupuncture procedure itself, very thin acupuncture needles are inserted at various depths throughout the body. Between 5-20 needles are typically used per treatment to target strategic points located on multiple areas of the body. While some needles may be localized at the point of discomfort or pain, others may be further away.
These needles are so small, and patients may not even feel them at all. However, some patients may feel a mild aching sensation as the needle reaches the correct depth or is manipulated after placement. The needles will usually remain in place between 10 to 20 minutes as the patient remains still and is usually removed without any pain or discomfort.
While individuals report feeling and improvement in their condition after one session, subsequent appointments may be necessary. The number of treatments will depend on how the individual’s body responds to the acupuncture, the condition being treated, and its severity.
Dr. Casey Carter specializes in Chinese medicine, specifically Five-Element Acupuncture, and has studied the practice extensively for over 30 years. In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, she is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with additional training in herbal medicine.
She has worked alongside many prominent members of the field throughout her practice, including the late, world-renowned Professor J.R. Worsley. You can rest assured that Dr. Carter and her associates are well-versed in their practice.
In addition to acupuncture, Great Day Wellness specializes in other non-surgical, non-invasive methods to heal the body naturally. In fact, they use a combination of methods that treat the individual and their specific condition to achieve maximum results.
Call for a complimentary consultation today at (707) 538-3000. You can be assured that Dr. Carter and her associates will provide top-notch service.