What Is Acupuncture?
More than 2,000 years ago, the Chinese began developing a system
of health care based on the principles of Qi (pronounced chee),
or vital energy, and the 5 elements water, wood, fire, metal and
earth. Qi flows through the body via a system of points and channels.
Stress, diet, lack of exercise, excessive worry and external influences
can all impede the flow of Qi causing stagnation, and ultimately
disease. By tapping into specific points, acupuncture can facilitate
the free flow of energy. Acupuncture has withstood the test of time
because of its efficacy and safety.
How Will It Ease My Anxiety?
Many performers experience acute nervousness, anxiety, worry and
fear prior to giving a performance or audition. These emotions can,
in some situations, be detrimental to your performance, regardless
of how rehearsed you may be. Anxiety and nervousness cause the Qi
to move chaotically resulting in faster heart-rate, sweating, palpitations,
nausea, headaches, trembling and various other symptoms. By receiving
treatments as little as once per week, the body will learn to harmonize
and calm Qi so these symptoms subside. You will feel much more confident
when you are relaxed, thus more likely to perform your best.
Is It Safe?
One of the most beautiful aspects of Acupuncture is that it is
totally safe and it will not interfere with any other treatment
you may already be receiving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does It Hurt?
Unlike getting a shot or have blood drawn, acupuncture needles are
very small. You will experience a slight prick and then a heavy
sensation around the needle. Most people actually fall asleep during
How Long Does a Session Last?
The first session will usually last one and half hours so that a
thorough intake and evaluation may be done, as well as a treatment.
Return visit will last 45 minutes to one hour.
What Do I Wear to the Appointment?
Wear loose fitting clothing. In most cases patients will remained
clothed throughout the treatment, with the exception of a back treatment.
In that case, that patient will lie face down on the table and a
sheet will be provided. I always work to the comfort level of my