Our Acupuncture Program starts with a one-hour appointment. This first appointment will include an explanation of the acupuncture therapy process, a mapping evaluation of the (12) meridians by Electro-Meridian Imaging (EMI), and treatment of Acu-points, with Micro-Current, or Cold Laser. The charge for this appointment is $120.00. Subsequent treatments are $75.00 each; these are spaced approximately 1 week apart. The number of treatments needed will vary, depending on each individual patient. The average of 8-10 treatments is normal to resolve most conditions.
All evaluations and treatment of Acu-points are between the elbows and the fingertips, or the knees and the toes. There is no need for disrobing, but ladies should not wear panty hose. Knee-highs or anklet stockings are recommended because you will have to remove your shoes and socks, also, a shorter sleeved blouse, or shirt to access the arms and hands.
Call (402) 393-0544 for more information and schedule your appointment. You are welcome to bring a friend or spouse to sit in on the session.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical procedure involving the stimulation or manipulation at more than 1000 "Acupoints" on the body. Dating back some 7000 years, it is one of the oldest medical systems known to man.
Ancient Chinese physicians considered that life-force energy, which they called "Chi" needed to circulate freely throughout the body. If there is a break in Chi circulation anywhere then illness would result.
For example the traditional Chinese view of a backache is that the Chi circulating in the Bladder Meridian (which runs over the back) has become stagnant. The remedy is to stimulate an Acupoint thus encouraging the flow to re-establish itself. By correcting meridian imbalances Acupuncture seeks to activate the bodies own self-healing powers.
In Western medical terms, we are accustomed to thinking of diseases as specific entities. Consequently, we tend to judge the effectiveness of therapy in similar terms - it works if it gets rid of the disease. In the case of acupuncture, however, a different approach is required.
For instance, let's consider whether or not acupuncture can treat arthritis or asthma? An acupuncturist would ask if the Chi which is so blocked as to cause the immobility of arthritis be moved and flexibility restored? Can the imbalance that is causing the asthma be corrected?
Rather than asking simply can a cancer be cured, the acupuncturist would ask if the person suffering from cancer can be brought back to health, or if this is unrealistic because of the extent of the growth, can their suffering be reduced?
It is also important to recognize that Acupuncture is only one part of the whole spectrum of traditional Chinese medicine, which also includes treatment with herbs, diet, meditation, massage and exercise. These other methods of treatment may be used in conjunction with acupuncture or even instead of it.
Auricular acupuncture is based on the concept that the condition of the whole body is reflected in the ears.Thus all the internal organs as well as parts of the body are correlated to points on the surface of the auricle. The success rate of Ear Acupuncture is remarkable. Thousands of American physicians have begun using Ear Acupuncture as an adjunct to their practice.
Meridian therapy is the accepted name employed by those who practice the principle of Acupuncture without the use of a penetrating needle. There are many ways to stimulate an Acupoint other than a needle, just as there are many different strokes used in swimming. Many practitioners use electronic stimulation, cold laser, or pressure massage to treat an Acupoint. The principle of Acupuncture does not change, only the technique.
The ancient method of diagnosing the (12) meridians by pulse analysis has given way to modem electronic evaluation referred to as "ryodoraku or electro-meridian imaging"(EMI). The practitioner places a small painless electronic pen on the skin over specific Acupoints. By way of a sensitive metering device, the electro potential of the point is measured. This examination is extremely reliable and is quickly becoming the method of diagnosis internationally
Hand & Cerebral Acupuncture
Throughout the hand and scalp there are a number of significant acupoints primarily used for a variety of common conditions. Sore throat, headache, neck and shoulder pain, insomnia, bed wetting, even toothache may be successfully treated.
Here are just a few of the common conditions that can be treated with Acupuncture:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Thyroid Dysfunction Tinnitus