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Specializing in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in New Haven, CT Since 2012!
Welcome! Are you ready to try acupuncture and experience how your body can naturally heal itself with just a little reminder from hair-thin needles? Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.
Modern research has shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote the body's remarkable self-healing abilities. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically.
How is Acupuncture Better with Candice?
Your comfort and achieving positive results are of the utmost importance to me. I believe that client education is extremely important, so I take the time to explain exactly how acupuncture will work for you according to your unique set of circumstances. At first, I tend to explain more of the biomedical approach, but I love explaining the energetic aspect of it as well. I am a very honest and somewhat blunt person, so I do not like to sugarcoat the results I think you can achieve with acupuncture. I have enough experience to know that everyone responds to acupuncture in their own way and in their own time.
During your first treatment, we will do a face to face health history review going over every system in your body. I will feel your pulse and look at your tongue to diagnose imbalances. Next, I come up with a proper Chinese Medicine diagnosis and then create a point prescription based off of my diagnosis. You will lay down and I will asses your acupuncture points to see which points are strong and which are weak both from an energetic and immune system perspective. I will needle the healthy points first (about 3-6 points). Then, if necessary, I use sound healing and lavender essential oil to treat the weak points (about 6 points) before I needle them. After the needles are in, I stimulate your immune system by gently twisting the needles. My primary goal during each session is to increase your immune response, release fascia, relax muscles, increase circulation and calm your sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight/stress response). You will have the needles in for 30-45 minutes depending on your condition. I will come into the room periodically to asses your body's reaction to the needles and stimulate them if needed. I frequently use moxibustion, cupping, and electro-acupuncture during each session depending on what the client needs.
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How does acupuncture actually work? The mechanism of action through which acupuncture works is through the transduction of mechanical signals from acupuncture needles to fascia/connective tissue. Through the activation of fascia, acupuncture increases your immune system, balances your endocrine system, and calms your nervous system.