Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been healing individuals for over 5,000 years!

If you’ve heard a doctor tell you: 

There is nothing wrong.”

Sorry, you’ll have to learn to live with it.

It is all in your head.

Then an acupuncture session may be for you!

Early Chinese physicians discovered that people have an energy network traversing their bodies, just below the surface of their skin. This network communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and is made up of over 1000 “Acupoints” on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. By stimulating one or more key Acupoints on the body, acupuncturists can restore harmony to the affected area.

Historians state “more people have benefited from acupuncture over the course of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern.

Conditions Treated Using Acupuncture

Acupuncture textbooks list well over 100 different conditions that respond well to Acupuncture treatment. The World Health Organization, working in close harmony with the International Acupuncture training center of the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has indicated that Acupuncture is effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Acute and chronic pain relief
  • Migraine, tension cluster, and sinus headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Bladder dysfunction and bed wetting
  • Cervical (neck) pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Post-operative pain relief
  • Gastric problems
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Abnormal blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Neurologic syndrome
  • Various eye problems
  • Spinal disc problems
  • And much more…
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Annina is an incredibly good listener and truly makes me feel like she is taking in everything I am saying and then applies it to my session. I can’t imagine going anywhere else.

Acupuncturist

Annina Gregg

Annina is a licensed and board certified Acupuncturist with a wide scope of knowledge and expertise. She has been working in the healthcare field since 2012 and holds certificates in herbal medicine, cupping, facial acupuncture, medical astrology, and yoga. Acupuncture and traditional medicine has greatly impacted her life and she is passionate about bettering the lives of those in her community with a holistic and integrative approach. Anniina combines many techniques into her treatments to release tension, ease pain, and to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system. Her treatments focus on restoring the body to a state of balance, with each of her treatments uniquely tailored to the individual. Her style is nurturing, supportive and grounding and sure to leave you feeling recharged.

Acupuncturist

Jessica McCullough

Jessica became interested in mind body medicine and Chinese herbology when she was in middle school and her godmother, a practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine, helped her recover from colds. She found acupuncture was extremely helpful for recovering from a martial arts injury in 2009 while living over in South Korea. Later Jessica discovered acupuncture and herbs offered relief for numerous ailments from insomnia, anxiety, grief and depression, menstrual regulation, digestion, and autoimmune issues while living abroad. Motivated to develop a career that could help a lot of people, Jessica decided to pursue her Masters’ degree in Integrative Chinese Medicine and Herbology at AOMA in Austin, Texas. Jessica had the opportunity to treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from orthopedic issues and pain management, digestion issues and chronic conditions such as IBS, IBC, autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s and lupus, Women’s Health issues, detox support and mental health. She did extensive clinical training at the VA outpatient physical medicine department, Women’s Health, Tuina and Pediatric Tuina. Recently she has gained extensive training in reproductive and fertility acupuncture working at Texas Center for Reproductive Acupuncture. She has helped hundreds of clients along their fertility journey whether they are working at conceiving naturally or needing to work with more medical inventions such as IUI or IVF. She has extensive prenatal training, lactation supply issues, along with postpartum recovery. Jessica enjoys getting to help her clients along their health journey to achieve their goals and get relief, while helping people relax during their treatments deeply. In her free time she enjoys playing, dancing with, and caring for her two awesome and wild boys, riding bikes and watching movies with her partner.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is extremely safe — only sterile, one-time-use needles are used. After a treatment, it is possible to have very minor soreness or bruising at the needle insertion sites.

How deep do the needles go?

The needle depth varies depending on location and what is being treated. Generally the needles are inserted approximately ¼- to ½-inch deep.

Is there anything to avoid before and after acupuncture treatment?

Avoid caffeine and alcohol immediately before and after receiving acupuncture. In general, on the day of an acupuncture treatment, it is best not to do too much (workout, have stressful appointments, etc.).

Does acupuncture treatment hurt?

Acupuncture does not hurt. There may be a quick “pinch” with some needle insertions, but it is not painful. Rather, acupuncture is very relaxing and most people fall asleep during treatment.

Do acupuncture needles have medicine in them?

Needles used for acupuncture are typically stainless-steel, disposable needles that do not have medicine in them. They are hair thin; much thinner than hypodermic needles used for injections.

How long do treatments take?

An initial visit for acupuncture, including consultation and treatment, takes approximately 1 hour. Subsequent visits are 20 to 60 minutes long. Acupuncture needles are left in place for 20 to 40 minutes.

Can you treat more than one condition at a time?

Oftentimes, multiple conditions are addressed at the same time.

Resources

Acupuncture Blog