The Mandala Center believes acupuncture has the potential to alleviate pain and treat physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Open communication with our acupuncturists is essential to ensuring clients receive the best form of treatment to address their health needs.
Acupuncturists insert tiny, thin needles into the skin or tissues. Great care is taken to help clients feel comfortable while the needles are in place. The more relaxed clients are during treatment, the better the results.
Quantum-Touch is a method of natural healing that works with the Life Force Energy of the body to promote optimal wellness. Life Force Energy, also known as “chi” in Chinese and “prana” in Sanskrit, is the flow of energy that sustains all living beings.
Acupuncture is not only effective at treating a wide range of health issues, it is effective at keeping you healthy and free of illness. Below are some reasons to seek out acupuncture as both a complement to western medicine or as a sole means of treatment.
Women's health issues
Stress Reduction: Individuals have more control over the stress in their lives than they often realize. This program may help clients take charge of their life so they can focus on what is really important to them.
Gastrointestinal: The discomfort of a gastrointestinal issue can cause a person to feel uneasy discussing it with others and to avoid seeking treatment. This program encourages clients to eat a proper diet, practice relaxation, and utilize positive thinking to reduce gastrointestinal distress, anxiety, and negative thoughts.
Infertility: Dealing with infertility is a difficult journey for both men and women. This program may be ideal for those who want an alternative or a supplement to traditional reproductive procedures.
Postnatal: Recovering from a pregnancy can be a long and arduous process. This program may help women recover quicker by motivating them to look and feel their best again.
Smoking Cessation: Smoking is a very difficult habit to quit. This program strives to reduce a client’s urge to smoke and increase their willingness to quit through a multi-pronged approach that attempts to address the core reasons they smoke in the first place.
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
AAMA promotes the integration of traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with western medicine to generate a more comprehensive approach to health care.
DOES IT HURT?
Acupuncture rarely is described as painful and can be adjusted if the client feels discomfort. The needles are used once and not designed to cut the skin. Instead, when an acupuncture needle is inserted, the round edge pushes the tissue aside without cutting it.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE A TREATMENT?
Clients typically are seen once a week and may experience immediate relief from acupuncture, but it can take as many as four to six treatments. Acute conditions often resolve much quicker than chronic conditions. The benefits of acupuncture tend to last longer when clients receive more treatments. Follow-up treatments are scheduled for routine maintenance or when new symptoms arise.
WILL INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE?
Some insurance companies cover acupuncture. Call the center to ask about your specific insurance plan’s coverage.