Center for True Harmony Wellness & Medicine
OB-GYNs & Naturopathic Gynecology located in Mesa, AZ
Acupuncture stimulates your body’s natural energy, restoring the balance that supports healing and relieves pain. The naturopathic associates at the Center for True Harmony Wellness & Medicine offer acupuncture treatments, as well as diverse natural and conventional options to promote women’s health. To learn more about acupuncture options, call their office in Mesa, Arizona, or use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation.
Acupuncture Q & A
How does acupuncture work?
Well known in alternative medicine, Acupuncture with its long history as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is recognized as an effective treatment for many medical complaints and conditions. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body using thin needles.
Acupuncture points are interpreted as places where nerves and muscles can be stimulated by increasing blood flow, triggering the activity of our own body's natural painkillers, and stimulating the body’s own self-healing abilities.
Acupuncture improves your health by restoring balance to biological energy called Qi. Qi circulates freely through your body, following pathways called meridians that are associated with each organ system.
When this natural energy system becomes blocked, you experience stress, disease, illness, and pain. Acupuncture needles placed in precise locations restore the normal energy flow, which allows your body to use its inherent ability to heal and return to health.
In addition to balancing Qi, acupuncture stimulates nerve activity, which causes your brain to release endorphins and neurotransmitters. As a result, acupuncture relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and strengthens your immune system.
What will I experience during an acupuncture session?
Acupuncture uses very thin needles that are flexible and tapered. Their unique shape allows the needles to slide smoothly, so they don’t cause discomfort as they’re carefully placed at precise acupuncture points associated with targeted body areas.
Your highly-trained and licensed acupuncture practitioner may boost healing by warming or twirling the needles or using the needles to transmit a low-intensity electrical signal. One session takes about 45-60 minutes, depending on the number of needles inserted and how long they stay in place.
How is acupuncture used in obstetrics and gynecology?
At the Center for True Harmony Wellness & Medicine, the team might recommend acupuncture to:
- Manage abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Provide relief from normal pregnancy discomforts
- Enhance fertility
- Turn a breech baby in utero
- Induce labor naturally
- Promote postpartum recovery
- Alleviate symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome
- Relieve stress, anxiety, and depression
- Treat pelvic pain
- Manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and fibromyalgia
Some of the common conditions men and women get treated for are:
- acute illness
- breeched babies in utero
- menstrual irregularities
- poor sleep
Is acupuncture used with other treatments?
The team at the Center for True Harmony Wellness & Medicine includes a licensed naturopathic physician who personalizes each woman’s treatment. Acupuncture may be used alone or together with other natural and conventional treatments.
For many women, an integrative approach that embraces multiple treatment modalities offers the best way to achieve optimal health and prevent future problems. In addition to acupuncture, you may receive treatments from botanical medicine, homeopathy, and medical nutrition. Conventional medical therapies and lifestyle counseling to enhance your diet and nutritional status may also be provided along with acupuncture.
Acupuncture can effectively treat conditions without side effects. Acupuncture treatments are individualized for each patient and the number and frequency of sessions will vary. Meet with Dr. Grobe ND to come up with the best protocol for you to help get you back to good health.