Acupuncture and Acupressure

If you are seeking a natural, holistic way to reduce chronic pain and improve your health and wellbeing, our acupuncture and acupressure services may be the solution you’re looking for. Based on ancient Chinese healing practices, these methods have been used for centuries to support physical, mental, and emotional health and often get results where modern medicine can’t. At Acupressure Oils, we are committed to unlocking your healing potential and supporting you on your journey to living a life of thriving health and well-being.

Understanding Acupuncture

If you’ve seen or heard anything of acupuncture, you know needles are inserted into the skin at seemingly random points on the body, and you think, “Why would anyone do that?” It all starts with Qi.

Getting Acquainted with Qi

At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the vital energy that flows through the body along meridians that connect to parts of your body, protecting us from illness, pain, and disease, and guiding us forward.  

If you are experiencing physical health problems, like chronic pain or symptoms, or even emotional struggles like stress and worry, the core of these issues stem from a blockage within you, stopping the flow of Qi through your body and preventing vital nourishment from reaching your organs, tissue, and glands. These blockages can be caused by emotional stress and trauma or physical stress, such as illness, fatigue, poor diet, and even seasonal changes.

Unblocking Qi Through Acupuncture

Acupuncture removes blocks in your body and seeks to put your energy back into balance so it can move and flow smoothly within you, allowing your body, mind, and spirit to rejuvenate at a cellular level. This is done by inserting very fine, thin, sterile needles at carefully selected acupoints along your meridian pathways. They break up the blockages and restore the vital energy flow back through your body, allowing your Qi to regain balance. 

Additionally, acupuncture can stimulate the nerves, muscles, and connective tissues where the needle is inserted which can release hormones that act as natural painkillers. 

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, effective natural healing technique that has helped millions of people improve their quality of life, restore their health, and end their struggle with pain. While it can be used for a wide variety of ailments and health problems, common uses for acupuncture include:

  • Emotional Reset: Relieve chronic stress, anxiety and
  • Digestive issues, including gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation etc.
  • Nausea caused by chemotherapy or pregnancy,
  • Sports injuries and pain including neck, back, shoulders, or knees
  • Pain caused by chronic conditions like osteoarthritis, sciatica, and tendonitis
  • Autoimmune problems, such as fibromyalgia and inflammation
  • Headaches including migraines, tension headaches and other types.
  • Hormonal issues including PMS, Menstrual cramps and Menopausal symptoms.

Do Acupuncture Needles Hurt?

This is easily the most common question we receive, and the short answer is, “No.”

How is that possible? Medical needles, the ones most of us associate with flu shots with, are hollow and break the skin, causing pain, and even bleeding. Acupuncture needles are so thin that they are about the same width as a strand hair and are solid. They slip through the skin pores and don’t break it. Then the needle connects to the energy of the channels that are part of Chinese medicine and has been proven effective for over 5000 years.

The sensation that can be associated with acupuncture if that of QI, which is a dull ache like someone is pressing the point. This means the acupuncture needle has connected to the qi of the acupoint and releases it out of the body leaving you pain free and enabling your body to begin healing naturally.

Understanding Acupressure

Acupressure operates on the same theory as acupuncture – breaking up energy blocks and restoring balance of vital Qi in the body – but instead of using needles, the practitioner uses their hands to apply pressure along the energy meridians. By using this method of manual pressure, the practitioner can tap into the patient’s natural healing ability and also the pressure of massage can trigger pain-relieving endorphins to release.

When combined with carefully chosen essential oils the action of the acupoints are further activated and the benefits of the essential oil and the acupoint work synergistically to provide relief from symptoms faster and more effectively than either modality alone.

Why Choose Dr. Merina for Wellness needs in Asheville

Dr. Merina Ty-Kisera is an experienced practitioner of acupuncture and is passionate about holistic and natural methods of healing. As a Worsley Five Element Acupuncturist, she can target the element within your body (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, or Wood) that is out of balance and build a personalized treatment plan to restore you to your naturally balanced state. She is dedicated to helping you experience your best life through thriving physical, mental, and emotional health.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you struggle with pain, chronic or repeat health problems or emotional challenges, but modern medicine hasn’t brought you the healing or relief you need, it may be time to try methods that have been relied on for thousands of years.

Millions of people have been able to embrace a healthy life after acupuncture or acupressure treatments, and it can work for you too. Schedule a free consultation by texting Dr. Merina at 828-279-4099 or fill out the form below to get started.

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