What is acupuncture?

 

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of using ultra-thin needles to stimulate the body’s innate healing abilities. Acupuncture was originally performed in Chinese Medicine as a means of alleviating pain and restoring the body’s functions. Acupuncture has a vast amount of functions and purposes and is used in healing both simple and complex conditions. Today, the practice of Acupuncture has been modernized and is often used to help with weight loss, mood disorders, thyroid conditions, inflammation, and several other common conditions.

The study of acupuncture is composed of hundreds of techniques and styles, combining art and science to promote total healing. In recent years, these ancient techniques have grown in popularity due to their relaxing, therapeutic effects and is becoming increasingly accepted and celebrated in modern medicine.

 

How does acupuncture work?

 

Acupuncture is often thought of as a complete healing system, used to correct imbalances of energy and blood throughout body using the insertion of extremely fine needles. The needles are placed in a combination of specific points across the body that are associated with different organs, glands, and systems, targeting the healing process to the desired area.

 

Accupuncture points of human back

 

 

What can acupuncture help with?

 

Historically, acupuncture has been used in the healing process of every condition. While acupuncture is regularly used and studied in regard to pain relief, it has been used for millennia to treat almost any medical illness. Most commonly, it is used to relieve digestive problems, anxiety, depression, stress, hormone imbalances, thyroid conditions, menstrual difficulties, infertility and Low-T (testosterone and libido), weight abnormalities, heart palpitations, blood pressure and dozens of other health issues.

 

 

Does acupuncture hurt?

 

Due to the thinness of the needles and technique of the practitioner, acupuncture is generally pain-free and many don’t realize a needle has been inserted. Typically, patients find an incredible sense of relaxation and state of calmness during the treatment that persists even after the needles have been removed.

 

 

Why is Pollack Wellness Institute a good place for treatment?

 

Pollack Wellness has been around for over 10 years, specializing in even the most complex of health conditions. We provide varied and comprehensive health improvement programs that integrate many types of healing techniques. This combination gives us the diagnostic and technical expertise to deal with virtually any condition.

Many medical doctors can take a certification course (100-200 hours) to become credentialed in acupuncture. However, this credentialing only covers pain control therapy and generally does not extend to complex health conditions. A TCM (Traditional Chinese Medical) Practitioner, which requires 2500 hours of training, can address these more complex issues with their higher levels of expertise and experience. Both acupuncturists at Pollack Wellness Institute, Dr. David Pollack and Juliana Gorowitz, are TCM practitioners with high levels of training and preparation in the acupuncture field.

 

In addition, Pollack Wellness Institute combines acupuncture with several other functional medicine techniques including acupressure, cupping, and moxibustion.