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Interested in exploring additional ways to heal? We are pleased to offer acupuncture using a Community Acupuncture model. To schedule this unique service, call our Office Manager at 315-859-4340.
Acupuncture is a system of healing that is more than 3,000 years old. The foundation of Chinese Medicine is based on an interconnected system of energy pathways called meridians. The approach assumes that when the flow of energy is running smoothly, we remain healthy and can handle all that life throws our way. However, because of physical and emotional factors, we develop blockages and imbalances in this energy system. When these blockages and imbalances persist over time, mental, emotional and physical symptoms arise. Modern studies suggest acupuncture’s positive effects on mental and emotional functioning are mediated by changes in neurotransmitters such as serotonin, regulation of the autonomic nervous system, and improved immune function.
What is Community Acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is an intentional group approach to acupuncture. As a participant, you will part of a small group quietly receiving treatment for 45 minutes. There are many benefits to the community setting. As with any intentional group, the shared space makes treatments more powerful. Here, everyone helps create the healing atmosphere as much as the practitioner.
What happens in acupuncture treatment?
Community acupuncture employs a unique approach to healing. Treatment protocols are individually tailored so that healing occurs simultaneously at all levels of body, mind and spirit. After a short diagnostic conversation and pulse taking, thin disposable needles are carefully placed at points along the meridian system. The needles are then typically left in place for 30-45 minutes. We use points on the ears, scalp, below the elbows and below the knees so there’s no need to undress. Simply remove your shoes and roll up your pants and sleeves.