Acupuncture Community Clinic
What is Acupuncture? How Does It Work?
Qi is said to flow through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These meridians and energy flows are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the body.
Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces. Inserting needles into these acupuncture points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.
Fortunately for us westerners today, acupuncture is one of the most popular practices of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and continues to evolve. Learn more about acupuncture and why it’s becoming more and more mainstream every day.
Acupuncture History and Facts:
Treating patients in a group setting is deeply rooted in China’s socialized medical system. It allows acupuncture to be accessible to the majority of individuals for a lesser cost.
Acupuncture in a community setting is new for us here in the US and especially on Hilton Head. It provides convenient and affordable access to treatment.
Being surrounded by others tends to decrease nervousness because you are able to sit near others who themselves are extremely relaxed or may even be sleeping. You may also be side by side with one of your friends or family. How much fun would that be!?
Since the treatment space is in one large room, the practitioner is always present.
What are the Benefits of Acupuncture in a Community Setting?
Some common conditions where acupuncture is effective include: addiction and trauma recovery, allergies, anxiety, fatigue, fertility, headaches and migraines, hormone imbalance, immune support, insomnia, joint pain, neuropathy, smoking cessation, stress management, weight loss and MANY more … Click here to get more information on acupuncture benefits.
Before and after your visit for your acupuncture treatment, drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated.
After your acupuncture session, rest, rest, rest. We cannot stress this enough. To get the most benefit from your session, listen to your body and rest.
Schedule your next appointment – our bodies didn’t develop illness and pain overnight so it will take time for your body to relearn what optimal health is supposed to feel like. So, plan on coming back 8 to 10 times over a month or so initially.
A treatment costs $45 or 5 tokens. Members can purchase tokens that can be used to pay for treatment for as little as $6.75 each. This brings the cost of a treatment down to only $33.75 … a 25% discount! You can learn more about the program and become an Insider Member by clicking here.
What Can I Expect from a Community Acupuncture Session?
We treat clients in recliners in a quiet, soothing common room. So, please be aware that others will be resting as you come and go. We ask that you be mindful and help us maintain the peace and quiet. Refrain from wearing perfume/cologne. Power off all technology (or better yet leave them in the car or at home.)
The community setting allows us to see more clients during the clinic hours helping us to keep treatment affordable. But … the group setting has benefits beyond just affordability.
You’ll also benefit from the collective energy in the room and how that affects our psyche. Community style treatment offers an amplified healing experience.
During Acupuncture sessions, individuals are treated fully clothed while they sit in comfortable recliners with calm music filling the background. Sterile, single-use needles are used (as is standard with our private sessions as well). In this community setting, we treat mainly points which are located on the arms, hands, legs, and feet, as well as points on the ears, face, and scalp.
Clients are encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothing, allowing the practitioner to gain access to these points. Since the whole body is interconnected in Chinese Medicine, we are able to treat a wide range of symptoms and ailments – from prevention, rejuvenation, and anti-aging to increasing your energy and mental function.
Treatments usually last 30-45 minutes … but you won’t be rushed out if you’d like to extend your relaxation a bit. Another benefit of the community setting!
Who Should Not Receive Acupuncture?
A client should not receive acupuncture if they have implanted medical devices, such as a pacemaker, electrical implants, breast implants and transplanted organs. Acupuncture is not suggested for anyone who is heavily medicated, anyone with Type 1 diabetes, has congestive heart failure, is on dialysis, has seizure disorders, has infections, skin disorders or diseases, or children under the age of 6.