Acupuncture Specialist

Arbor Vitae Wellness

Chiropractic & Wellness Center located in Santa Monica, CA

Acupuncture can improve your health from head to toe, from relieving seasonal allergies to lowering blood pressure to relieving lower back pain. The patient-focused doctors and certified, licensed health care team at Arbor Vitae Wellness Center in Santa Monica, California, specialize in Acupuncture techniques to help relieve chronic pain, alleviate headaches, and improve insomnia, to name but a few benefits. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, acupuncture can also strengthen your immune system. To learn how Acupuncture can help you achieve optimal wellness, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Acupuncture Q&A

Arbor Vitae Wellness

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is among the world’s oldest healing techniques and has been an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 3,000 years. Western medicine recognizes Acupuncture as a valuable treatment option for those who want relief from chronic pain, sports injuries, headaches, insomnia, and digestive problems. This noninvasive, painless technique involves the placement of very tiny needles into various points on your body to rebalance your body’s energy (“qi”).

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture improves your body’s natural functions and promotes the healing process from within. When your Acupuncturist inserts tiny needles into points along 14 energy pathways on your body, it releases endorphins -- your body’s natural painkillers. This technique also helps to boost blood flow and to release the flow of your body’s qi.

Acupuncture is a safe way to get relief from several different types of chronic pain. During your first appointment, you discuss any areas of pain you’ve been having difficulty with, and the team creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs, including how many sessions you will need for the maximum pain-relief benefit.

How painful is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture needles are so tiny and thin that you barely feel anything as your Acupuncturist inserts them. Most men and women don’t feel pain during an Acupuncture treatment, but rather it’s an overall relaxing experience. You may feel a temporary soreness on your skin after a session, but overall, most individuals experience minimal or no discomfort.

What conditions can Acupuncture treat?

From chronic health conditions to acute injuries, Acupuncture can treat:

  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive and weight loss issues
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Sciatica pain
  • Nausea from pregnancy or chemotherapy
  • Allergies
  • Dental pain

Acupuncture may even be able to help you quit smoking more easily, combat depression, and relieve anxiety. A series of Acupuncture treatments at Arbor Vitae Wellness Center can improve your overall physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It’s the perfect complement to the other hands-on therapies offered at the Santa Monica health care clinic.

A bonus of Acupuncture treatments is that they provide relief from chronic pain without the unhealthy side effects that are common with most prescription medications.

If you are searching for a holistic approach to pain relief and other health issues, call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn more.