Acupuncture in Kalamazoo, MI
Acupuncture in Kalamazoo, MI
Effective Acupuncture in Kalamazoo, MI
At Wise Wellness Center in Kalamazoo we are dedicated to providing quality, effective healthcare and acupuncture is our superpower.
We offer comfortable, modern healing spaces, are highly experienced, highly trained, licensed acupuncturists, and we are excellent at what we do.
How does acupuncture work?
Our bodies are made up of energy. Every cell in your body possesses positive and negative energy, such as protons and electrons. Thus creating something similar to electricity throughout the body.
The needles we use in acupuncture are sterile, hair-thin and painless, they are basically conductors of energy and affect every cell, tissue, organ and muscle throughout the body from head to toe.
Simply put, acupuncture works to balance the energy our bodies already possess. We treat the root cause of pain and health issues and the symptoms in the same treatment.
A healthy balanaced body, gives you the energy you need to feel like the best version of yourself and be the person you want to be without pain, discomfort and limitation.
Acupuncture has a Cumulative Effect
Acupuncture works with the body in the healing process and this can take time!
Acupuncture has a cumulative effect. With acupuncture, every session builds on the sessions before, and you will notice relief not only in the area of focus, but in other areas too, i.e. with better sleep, better digestion, better moods and more energy.
Your body is an extremely complex and intelligent system that always seeks balance. Acupuncture helps facilitate this.
Acupuncture in Kalamazoo, MI
In our Kalamazoo clinic we love acupuncture! We offer acupuncture treatments for a wide range of ailments, and it is a privilege to help our clients with their healing journeys.
We use acupuncture for:
Everyone has stress! The best side effect of acupuncture is stress relief. It also helps treat anxiety depression and insomnia, leaving you feeling grounded and ready to take on the daily challenges of life.
Acupuncture balances the critical functions of the nervous, immune, and endocrine bodily systems, helping the body to heal faster from illnesses, autoimmune issues, and disease.
Natural pain relief
Are you in pain due to illness, injury, disease, migraines, or the side effects of medical treatments? Acupuncture is widely studied and well-regarded for the relief of chronic and acute pain and we specialize in treating pain with acupuncture.
Digestive & bladder disorders
The gut is known as the “second brain”, and acupuncture can hugely be beneficial for gut and bladder health treating ailments such as IBS, UTI, gastritis, diarrhea, constipation, and candida.
Acupuncture helps relieve the symptoms of and support healing for temporomandibular jaw disorders, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, gout, sprain/strain, and hypermobility.
Acupuncture can be very effective for the symptons of disease such as asthma, arthritis, MS, diabetes, cancer, or HIV/AIDS.
Calming skin issues such as dermatitis, acne, rosacea, and allergies.
Are you looking for acupuncture in Kalamazoo, MI?
We welcome your enquiry!
Your first acupuncture appointment at Wise Wellness in Portage will take 90 minutes, we take a detailed history and decide a treatment plan as well as the acupuncture itself.
All subsequent acupuncture sessions last approximately 45-60 minutes.
In your first visit we typically ask about your condition and symptoms, give you an examination including feeling your pulse on both wrists and evaluating the color, texture, and other aspects of the tongue.
Your pulse and tongue are like an X-ray into the body giving insight into what is causing the imbalance in your body and allowing for a more accurate diagnosis.
After the evaluation we will ask you to lie on a comfortable treatment bed and move clothing to give access to certain parts of your body – most points are below the knees and elbows. Once the needles are placed you can close your eyes and relax.
NOTE: For your first visit, if you have X-Rays, MRIs, or any other type of imaging, please bring them and any medical reports. The more information we can get about your condition, the more precise your treatment will be, and the more realistic we can be about your prognosis.
Most acupuncture points are below your knees or elbows; therefore, we will need easy access to these areas. We recommend you wear loose and comfortable clothing like short sleeve shirts, loose tops, and bottoms, so we can pull your clothing over these areas. For extra privacy, we also have drapes, so don’t worry, you won’t be left naked on the table!
Electro acupuncture is a machine that produces a mild electrical current attached to the acupuncture needles with clips.
Electro acupuncture helps facilitate pain relief and we offer it in our acupuncture sessions, please inquire when you make a booking.
If you are new to acupuncture, the term “needles” may put you off. But fear not! While technically they are needles, they are so incredibly thin that you will barely notice them. Most patients do not feel them at all, and so far, no one has ever run away! I use them on my 3-year-old twins without complaint. If they can handle it, so can you!
While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel a minimal sensation as the needles are inserted. Some report a tingling, warming, heavy or achy sensation. After the needles are inserted, most patients feel very relaxed and often fall asleep. At Wise Wellness Center, we use very thin, sterile, single-use disposable needles approved by the FDA.
Yes, we do accept acupuncture insurance. Please have your insurance verified prior to booking your appointment.
The frequency of acupuncture treatments is based on the condition, length, and severity of your symptoms, and how consistent you are with your treatment plan.
Treatments are usually more frequent initially while you build up momentum in the body for the healing process to start. Once your condition improves you will come less often.
Generally, for chronic conditions you will need 10-12 treatments and for an acute condition around 6 treatments. You may start to notice changes in your health, sleep, digestion, and/or stress within 1-2 treatments. Some patients have experienced significant improvement with just one treatment; every individual is unique and responds differently.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is 5000 years old. Western Medicine is only 200 years old. The Chinese had a very long time to figure out how different points on the body when stimulated, can work together and treat affected areas.
Chinese medicine is written in ancient Chinese languages, and translated in different ways, but you can think of terms like channels, collaterals and meridians, as related to the Western anatomical terms of lymphatic, circulatory, endocrine or nervous system. The Chinese just used different language to interpret these phenomena.
The media has been known to paint Traditional Chinese Medicine as esoteric, metaphysical, pseudo-science. But nothing is more far from the truth.
Through research, we have found acupuncture does these main things to the body:
- It relieves pain
- It reduces inflammation
- It promotes blood flow and restores homeostasis