What is Acupunture?


Acupuncture is a wonderfully effective, non-invasive, and natural way to heal a range of ailments and imbalances within the body. Acupuncture points are accessed via thin and painless acupuncture needles and provides instant and lasting relief without the side effects of medications, surgeries, or high-risk procedures.


How does it work?


Stress causes disruptions and overactivity of the nervous system and adrenals. Over time, elevated cortisol levels cause inflammation, high blood pressure, low immune system response, hormone disruption and weight gain. Acupuncture works directly on the nervous system and adrenal glands to block the excessive stimulation of these systems and therefore counteracts the harmful effects of hyperactivity and stress. By blocking the overuse, Acupuncture causes a strong and powerful healing response in the body that can have an effect ranging from pain relief, hormonal balancing, stress and anxiety reduction, immunity boosting, inflammation reduction, and so much more.


How can Acupuncture help you?


Acupuncture is the ideal way to address most inflammatory conditions ranging from muscle and joint pain, migraines, hormone imbalances, backaches, insomnia, anxiety, and more. Treatments are customized for each unique person and is very soothing while promoting a feeling of wellness and relaxation.


What type of Acupuncture do we provide at Calma Care?

Calma Care exclusively practices Balance Method Acupuncture. Balance Method was developed by Dr. Richard Tan and is the most rapidly effected style of Acupuncture because it provides immediate results. Patients will usually feel relief on their first visit. Each treatment is unique and customized to the particular patient and condition. Often times the Acupuncture is not placed immediately in the area of concern. This may seem unusual however it is highly effective and pleasant for the patient.




Does Acupuncture hurt?


No. In fact, most report feeling a deep sense of relaxation during their acupuncture session. Most people even fall asleep. And to set your mind further at ease, my pediatric patients love acupuncture! If they can relax and enjoy their session, so can you!


How many sessions will I need?


Though Acupuncture provides immediate results, long-lasting relief comes from a series of treatments. Treatment time varies depending on the person as well as the condition being treated. It is likely that an acute or recent issue will require less visits than a chronic issue. Often we recommend that even once the issue has resolved, maintenance sessions should be scheduled on an interval to allow the continued benefits of decreased stress and inflammation on the body.