Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that has been in existence for well over 4,000 years.  

Acupuncture is a safe and effective, non-invasive method used to treat a broad range of medical issues.  It can be used in combination with, or as an alternative to pharmaceuticals and surgery.

Acupuncture aids to boosts immunity, improve physical and emotional health, restores balance and enhances the body’s natural self-restoring capabilities. It is an effective form of medical treatment that has gained prominence in today’s holistic health care system and is widely used in conjunction with western medical care.

Graciela's practice is deeply rooted in Classical Acupuncture theory and treatments. Classical Acupuncture is an exceedingly effective medical system that reflects a vast wisdom developed throughout a rich and ancient Chinese medical history. Classical Acupuncture is rooted in ancient Chinese medical texts and it is as relevant and effectual today as it was in ancient China.

Classical acupuncture is prominent and distinct from the most commonly type of acupuncture practiced today, which is called Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. This modernized form of acupuncture was given the name TCM to distinguish it from Western medicine in China.  TCM is a standardized and simplified form of acupuncture developed in the 20th century under the influence of Communist rule in China. In the quest for communist uniformity, important unique and individual aspects of medicine were simply omitted.

TCM usually makes use of 12 acupuncture meridians, while Classical Acupuncture encompasses 68 meridians. Classical Acupuncture, a complete and stand-alone healing modality, allows for precisely tailored and highly effective treatments. It is acupuncture as it was during the height of its development, in all its richness and complexity.

Classical Acupuncture continues to be enhanced by the interpretations and teachings of living masters, including the internationally renowned Jeffery Yuen, 88th generation of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pal (Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School).

Acupuncture Methods Used

Acupuncture itself is the insertion of very thin, one-time use sterilized needles into the body at specific points.  The insertion is subtle, quick and stimulates the flow of Qi into the body, promoting natural healing.

Acupuncture points have specific effects and benefits.  In a treatment, combinations of points are selected based on the individual's needs.  

  • Acupuncture Needle Therapy
  • Cupping Therapy  
  • Electrical Stimulation Therapy
  • Gua Sha   
  • Moxibustion
  • Nutritional Support  
  • ReConnective Healing Therapy 

What Can I Expect From My First Session?

  • The first initial treatment is the longest and usually lasts between one to one and a half hours.
  • Follow-up treatments are shorter in length and typically last up to one hour.
  • The number of treatments may vary depending on each patient's needs.
  • A commitment to six sessions is recommended, but regular treatments over an extended time period may be required.  
  • Frequency of visits is determined based on the specific patient needs.  An acute condition can initially require an increased number of treatments at the onset, with gradual reduction over time. Chronic conditions generally require one-two treatments per week.
  • Acupuncture may be performed pre- and post-surgery and if you are on medications or supplements.