Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a health modality based on the belief that good health depends on the balance of the entire body.  It has been practiced for more than 5,000 years by more than one fourth of the world’s population - specially in China, Korea, Japan, and many other Asian and European countries.  In the United States acupuncture continues to grow and The Jamieson Total Health Care Center is proud to be one of the first medical offices in Michigan to offer acupuncture, where it is serves as a valuable complement to the care of our patients.

Xiaohong Tan, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, has over 20 years of expertise practicing Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine and successfully uses acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine an infinite array of conditions. (click here for more information)

Dr. Tan has extensive experience and demonstrated expertise in the use of acupuncture as a complement to traditional medicine. She welcomes the opportunity to help you through acupuncture care.

 

How Does Acupuncture Work:

Using the science of natural laws and energetics by applying needles and pressure to appropriate points (meridian points) along the meridian pathways. Dr. Tan refers to a “life force” called “qi” or “chi” that flows throughout the body via the meridian pathways. When the flow of energy is absent, excessive, blocked or deficient in any part of the body, health may be interrupted, causing illness or pain. By stimulating the appropriate points along the meridians, the proper flow of energy can be achieved and health restored.

 

What Can You Expect During Your Treatment?

Acupuncture treatments are often found to be soothing and relaxing, and some people even go to sleep. It is common not to feel the insertion of the hair-thin needles, though some may experience a subtle sensation and then a slight “surging” reaction as the needle reaches the “chi” or proper point of healing. Rest assured that needles are completely sterile and disposable, and generally cause no bleeding upon entry or removal.

 

How Many Treatments?

Treatment plans are individualized according to your personal needs and Dr. Tan’s professional expertise. An evaluation is done at the first visit to determine the treatment plan, based on the type, severity and duration of the condition.  For the optimum therapeutic results, it is important to follow the treatment plan and complete the course of therapy as recommended. Maintenance treatment may be suggested, by Dr. Tan, to prevent further imbalance, promote health, vitality and longevity.

 

Health Issues Acupuncture Can Address:

Neurological (headaches, migraines, neuralgia, stroke residuals, facial pain, Parkinson’s disease, etc.)

Respiratory (sinusitis, colds, tonsillitis, bronchitis, allergies, asthma, etc.)

Musculoskeletal (sports injuries, pain and weakness, backaches, muscle cramping , arthritis, disc problems, sciatica, etc.)

Eye, Ear, Nose and Dental (poor vision, tired eyes, tinnitus, nervous deafness, toothache, post extraction pain, gum problems)

Reproductive (impotence, PMS, cramps, menopause syndrome, fertility, obstetrics)

Emotional Balance (traumas, hypertension, insomnia, depression, anxiety, nervousness, neurosis, etc.)

 

Additional Benefits:

Increasing Vitality and Energy

Stress Reduction, Relaxation

Skin Rejuvenation

Weight Control

Enhanced Athletic and Physical Function

Pain Control

Heart, Blood Pressure, and Body Chemistry Regulation

Immune System Support

Smoking Cessation

Alcohol, Drug, and Other Addictions