Acupuncture And Reflexology

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Naturkur Wellness Center

Wellness Center located in Seattle, WA

When you suffer from conditions like chronic pain, depression, neurological disorders, and chronic stress, you may find relief from alternative therapies such as acupuncture and reflexology. The medical team at Naturkur Wellness Center, located in Seattle, Washington, has extensive experience using these therapies to help you find relief, even if traditional medicine has not been successful. To schedule acupuncture or reflexology treatment, call or book an appointment online today.

Acupuncture and Reflexology Q & A

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  1. What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese-medicine treatment that has been around for thousands of years. This technique uses thin needles placed into the skin in specific places on the body, depending on your symptoms. It is believed that this therapy helps to improve your body’s overall function.

Traditionally, this treatment is said to help balance the body’s energy. Modern medicine attributes its effectiveness to stimulation of the body’s connective tissues, nerves, and immune and circulatory systems. Regardless, for many the results of acupuncture are undeniable.

Conditions that can be helped by acupuncture are:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Nausea, including chemotherapy-related nausea
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Digestive problems
  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Nerve disorders
  • Aging or sagging skin

When done properly, this therapy can have significant positive results, especially when combined with other alternative and traditional treatments.

What does an acupuncture treatment entail?

An acupuncture treatment should be done by a licensed acupuncturist with knowledge of your condition and experience in safely performing this technique.

Your treatment session usually lasts about an hour and has three main parts, including:

  • Insertion: 5-20 needles inserted in specific points, depending on your symptoms
  • Manipulation: needles are moved or twisted, heat or a mild electrical current may be applied
  • Removal: after 15-30 minutes needles are removed, usually without pain or discomfort

Each person seems to experience acupuncture differently. Some find treatments quite relaxing, while others feel rejuvenated afterward.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is another alternative treatment that stimulates specific pressure points on the body. These points, called reflex points, are stimulated through precisely placed pressure. Reflex points, located on the hands, ears, and feet, are believed to have a direct connection to specific organs and body systems.

Reflexology is believed to help conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Reflexology is often an ideal complement to other treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, Reiki, and myofascial release.

Acupuncture and reflexology, as well as other alternative therapies, are offered at Naturkur Wellness Center by their licensed and highly skilled team. They offer both traditional Chinese medicine and facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

For a consultation about how reflexology and acupuncture can help you, call or book an appointment online with Phil Cohen at Naturkur Wellness Center.