Acupuncture in Herndon and RestonAncient Wisdom Meets Modern Technology
Acupuncture is a centuries-old healing procedure
It focuses on the integrity and harmony of bodily systems. We do not treat specific conditions. Rather, we balance the chi energy of the body so that you may self-heal. To do this, we take a health history, perform an examination and run specific tests to determine if you have disruptions in chi. If we find them, we treat specific acupuncture points to restore optimal flow. We use your choice of either needle or non-needle technology like the QiPulse Laser™ or StimPlus Pro Microcurrent™.
Herndon and Reston Acupuncture: Feels Great
When we use the QiPulse Laser™ on the points, typically there is no sensation. However, the 635 nm, 5 mW laser light has a powerful effect. With the StimPlus Pro Microcurrent™ instrument, most people report either no sensation or a comfortable tiny vibrating massage. Each point takes just a few seconds to stimulate.
Acupuncture With or Without the “Puncture” – Your Choice!
Children may also experience the benefits of acupuncture with the comfortable laser or microcurrent technologies. Treatment is safe and painless. They like to watch their points glow with the laser!
How Does Non-Invasive Acupuncture Work?
Perhaps the best way to understand how non-invasive acupuncture works is to compare the chi energy pathways and their branches to streams and tributaries blocked by beaver dams! There is an energy log jam. The laser or microcurrent energy input help free up the jam. Many patients experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
AcuGraph® – Advanced Assessment and Treatment
AcuGraph® is a revolution in safe and painless, modern acupuncture evaluation. It’s based upon Ryodoraku, an advanced discovery by Dr. Yoshio Nakatani in 1950 in Japan. It is a non-invasive lab test for acupuncture that lets the doctor know exactly what is out of balance and which acupuncture points to treat.
How do we do it?
The entire AcuGraph® exam takes less than two minutes. A gentle measurement with AcuGraph’s® comfortable measurement probe is performed on master points on the hands and feet that correlate to each of the 12 pairs of acupuncture meridians.
Interpreting the Graph
AcuGraph® instantly provides a complete baseline, graphical analysis and interpretation. I allows for objective progress evaluations in a format that you can understand. Modern technology helps you receive the most precise recommendations and meridian treatments for optimum outcomes.
Another effective form of acupuncture is Auriculotherapy. This is the stimulation of some of the reflex points on the external ear to affect other parts of the body. There are over 250 reflex points that correlate to over 200 conditions. It is also known as ear acupuncture.
How is Auriculotherapy different from Acupuncture?
Auriculotherapy is typically considered one form of acupuncture. It does not focus on the meridian system. Rather, it works through the brain and nervous system to affect specific organs and functions.
How do we treat?
Auriculotherapy is achieved in our office with or without needles. We can use the QiPulse Laser™ or StimPlus Pro Microcurrent™ so that patients who don’t want needles or children can be treated.
What is the History of Auriculotherapy?
The earliest written records of ear acupuncture date back to the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. In the West, the earliest references to ear treatments were referred to in medical records from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome and Persia.
Who discovered Modern Auriculotherapy?
Modern applications of auriculotherapy are based on the work of Dr. Paul Nogier of Lyon, France in the 1950’s.
Is Auriculotherapy accepted by Conventional Western Medicine?
Besides the fact that acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and used by millions of people worldwide, in November of 1997, a consensus panel of the U.S National Institutes of Health gave conditional approval of the practice of acupuncture. They included an evaluation of those studies which supported the use of ear acupuncture for pain relief and addiction treatment.