Perfect Balance Acupuncture

Perfect Balance Acupuncture

Perfect Balance AcupuncturePerfect Balance AcupuncturePerfect Balance Acupuncture

INTEGRATIVE APPROACH OF MODERN & TRADITIONAL METHODS CUSTOMIZED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL

Perfect Balance Acupuncture

Perfect Balance Acupuncture

Perfect Balance AcupuncturePerfect Balance AcupuncturePerfect Balance Acupuncture

INTEGRATIVE APPROACH OF MODERN & TRADITIONAL METHODS CUSTOMIZED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL

What is acupuncture?

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is an ancient medical system developed in China over 2000  years ago.  It is based on the theory that disease and injury are  the  result of an imbalance of Qi or vital energy.  This vital energy travels through the body in channel or pathways called meridians.  These imbalances of Qi is  what is thought to cause illness and pain.  By stimulating specific  acupuncture points located on the meridians, the balancing of Qi can help restore this system to alleviate many different symptoms.  

Scientific research  has shown that acupuncture has an anti-inflammation effect  that reduces swelling and pain.  The Gate Control Theory of Pain  explains how acupuncture can effects the central nervous system to  decrease pain sensation.  Also the insertion of acupuncture needles  trigger the bodies immune system, releasing white blood cells which aid  in healing and endorphins that are the body's natural pain killer.  

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

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We are a provider for most  insurance plans.  Please call your insurance company to make sure that your plan covers  acupuncture.  Here are what to ask your insurance carrier.


1)  Does my plan cover acupuncture?

2) Do I have a deductible?  If so how much is left on the deductible?

3) Do I need a referral for acupuncture?


We also cover injuries due automobile accidents and personal injuries.


Pleas e contact us if you have any questions.


We also cover worker comp cases!!




                       

We are now approved through the VA!!

Microneedling

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Current theories on the mechanism of acupuncture

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What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling uses a hand held needle pen to create controlled depth micro-injuries to the skin.  This stimulates the skin’s natural repair process to produce collagen and elastin.  Micro-Needling is minimally invasive treatment that transforms the look and feel of damaged skin to smoother, cleaner healthier looking skin.  This stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin which in turn fills these imperfections, thus improving skin texture and firmness.


What are the benefits of Micro-Needling?

With Micro-Needling many skin conditions can be treated.  Micro-Needling improves skin texture and firmness, reduces the appearance of acne and acne scarring, minor scarring, give lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, enlarged pores, melanoma and hyperpigmentation.

Micro-Needling provides another valuable tool in improvement of acne scarring, stretch marks and wrinkles and our patients are pleased with their results.



Current theories on the mechanism of acupuncture

Current theories on the mechanism of acupuncture

Current theories on the mechanism of acupuncture

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1) Neurotransmitter Theory

Acupuncture affects higher brain areas, stimulating the secretion of beta-endorphins and enkephalins in the brain and spinal cord.  The release of neurotransmitters influences the immune system and the antinociceptive system.


2) Blood Chemistry Theory

Acupuncture affects the blood concentrations of triglycerides, cholesterol and phosphlipids, suggesting acupuncture can both raise and diminish peripheral blood components, thereby regulating the body toward homeostasis.


3) Autonomic Nervous System Theory

Acupuncture stimulates the release of norepinephrine, acetylcholine and several types of opioids, affecting changes in their turnover rate, normalizing the autonomic nervous system and reducing pain.


4) Vascular-interstitial Theory

Acupuncture affects the electrical system of the body by creating or enhancing closed circuit transport in tissues.  This facilitates healing by allowing the transfer in tissues.  This facilitates healing by allowing the transfer of material and electrical energy between normal and injured tissues.


5) Gate Conetal Theory

Acupuncture activates non-nociceptive receptors that inhibit the transmission of nociceptive signals in the dorsal horn, "gating out" painful stimuli.


What can acupuncture treat?

Current theories on the mechanism of acupuncture

What can acupuncture treat?

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Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effecttive in treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.  Below are some of the health concerns acupuncture can help with.  

All types of pain:  

Back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain etc
Fatigue                

Allergies              

Insomnia Anxiety        

Depression       

 PMS                     

Mood Imbalance                         

Asthma                

Acid Reflux       

Indigestion                 

Weight Loss       

Headaches       

IBS    
Migraines            

Stress Reduction        

Carpal Tunnel    

Sciatica                             

Sports Injuries                        

Numbness/Tingling                     

Post Operative  Recovery          

Sexual Dysfunction     

Addiction: smoking, alcohol, food etc.
Golfers/Tennis  Elbow                

Athletic Performance
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and /or chemotherapy

Bell's Palsy

Morning sickness

Facial pain 

Facial spasm

Nausea and vomiting

TMJ dysfunction


FAQs

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What can acupuncture treat?

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What should I expect during first acupuncture session?  First  session will include a detailed health history of your main health  concerns and also other symptoms.  This is important in Oriental  medicine since we look not only specific symptoms but how this can  effect the body as a whole.  This can take into account your physical,  emotional, mental and nutritional condition.  It is necessary to take  all of these factors into consideration to create an individual  treatment plan.  A Chinese herbal formula may also be suggested to help  strengthen the acupuncture treatment.     

How long are treatments?  First  treatment may take up to 1.5 hours due to initial examination.   Typically each acupuncture treatment thereafter takes about 45 minutes.   Needles are inserted and retained for about 20 minutes.             

Does it hurt?  Acupuncture  generally is not painful.  The needles used are extremely thin and hair  like.  They are sterile and disposable.  Patient may experience a dull,  achy or tingling sensation which is desired affect that is associated  with movement of energy within the area.  Treatments are very relaxing  and most patients will will fall asleep.   

Anything I should do before acupuncture session?  Please  wear loose comfortable clothing.  Be sure to have eaten before session  since some patients may experience lightheadedness.  Please avoid  alcohol, caffeine or any other substance that may interfere with  effectiveness of the treatment.     

How many visits will I need?  Number  of treatments will vary depending on several factors.  Acute conditions  or conditions that are new to the body can take 2-4 sessions.  Chronic  conditions that have been experienced for years may take 8-12 sessions  for to notice a significant change.  Each client will vary in number of  visits but a detailed treatment plan will be determined during the  initial visit.     

How safe is acupuncture?  Acupuncture  is a very safe modality of when practiced by a trained and licensed  practitioner.  Needles are disposable and sterile.   

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