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A Modern Scientific Perspective On Acupuncture

Stimulation of acupuncture meridian points cause the release of a multitude of nervous system chemicals in our brain, spinal cord and muscles that help restore the body’s ability to heal naturally.

These chemicals provide tremendous health nenefits, whether it is influencing your body to heal more quickly, or simply altering how you may be experiencing your pain. 

Acupuncture Is A Cumulative Process

Each acupuncture treatment builds on the one before it. Acupuncture is cumulative, with the best results acquired by allowing your body the necessary time needed to heal. For example, those in acute pain need several treatments in a shorter period of time to alleviate symptoms, while chronic conditions require maintenance treatments over several months.

Your Role In The Healing Process

Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, you and your acupuncturist can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.

Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.

True Healing Takes Time and Dedication

Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need treatments for weeks, months or years to achieve the results you want. Your acupuncturist can give you an idea of what to expect. With a little patience and an open mind, you’ll be on your way to health and vitality. Acupuncture and TCM offer a safe and effective holistic health care system. This natural approach can both resolve symptoms and enhance your overall health. By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!

Traditional Chinese Medicine regards the human body, mind, and spirit with great reverence, respecting and promoting it’s boundless capacity for renewal and recovery. Although our bodies indeed possess the inherent wisdom and natural capacity to heal, there are many factors that can impede this process.

In today’s modern society, we are all too often over stressed, overworked, and exhausted. We are exposed to a multitude of drugs, chemicals, and radiation. Our minds are subjected to excessive amounts of worry and stress, and our bodies often suffer from physical injuries and trauma. Under these conditions, it’s no surprise our body’s natural ability to heal itself can become impeded and weakened.

Atlantic Acupuncture uses a modern, integrative approach to the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Safe and effective treatments are specifically tailored to your individual needs. We seek to educate you about your health and offer practical and effective solutions. To this end, Chinese Medicine offers a unique perspective on health and disease.

Conditions that are not clearly understood from a western medical viewpoint can often be more easily explained and treated through Oriental Medicine. These methods strengthen the physical body and emotional/spiritual condition to help prevent disease, control pain, soothe and enhance the quality and longevity of life. Current trends in health care show that by integrating Eastern practices with Western medicine, patients are able to live healthier lives.

As one of the top Licensed Acupuncturist’s in the state of Maryland, Dr. Gifford, DOM, LAc has experience effectively treating conditions like yours with (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Modern Technology.

Atlantic Acupuncture
11033 Cathell Road
Berlin, Maryland 21811

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