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Acupuncture in Glendale, Santa Barbara & Surrounding Areas

As welcome as new medical innovations and techniques undoubtedly are, it's important to remember that ancient techniques continue to hold the same enormous healing potential as they have for millennia. Acupuncture is one such technique. This form of natural medicine directs the body's own processes to work more normally, unlocking its innate potential to heal itself. Evergreen Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Inc. is proud to provide acupuncture in Glendale, Santa Barbara & surrounding areas.

acupuncturist in glendale performing acupuncture on patient

A Potent Form of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is a staple technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a branch of natural medicine that has flourished for thousands of years. It is based on the principle that physical functions are governed by the flow of Qi, or life energy, throughout the body. Obstructions to the normal flow of Qi can deprive organs and systems of the nourishment they need to survive and carry out the daily tasks that keep you well. these blockages can be caused by everything from acute injuries to emotional stress and unhealthy habits.

Acupuncture involves the placement of various hair-thin needles at specific points along Qi flow channels known as meridians. Strategic needling manipulates the right combination of acupuncture poinst to relieve Qi blockages associated with specific symptoms and disorders.

Western Medicine Approaches and Applications

Western medical studies have provided plenty of indications that acupuncture provides distinct benefits to the body by affecting multiple physical processes. The act of needling appears to trigger interactions between calcium and white blood cells, resulting in higher levels of endorphins (the body's natural painkilling neurotransmitters). Since many acupuncture points correspond to the positions of neural clusters in the body, acupuncture may also help normalize nerve signaling and electrical levels in tissues. Researchers even have reason to believe that acupuncture can alter blood chemistry to enhance health. Regardless of how many benefits acupuncture provides, it has been an an effective treatment for:

  • Prenatal nausea and muscle pain
  • Infertility and other reproductive issues
  • Acute and chronic muscle pain
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain)
  • Digestive disorders
  • Respiratory problems
  • Pediatric illnesses
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue

Acupuncture is also a powerful aid in preventative wellness. Periodic needling can help keep your body's energy and functions in balance, preventing little problems from turning into big ones that might require more extensive treatment sessions.

Experience Our Santa Barbara and Glendale Acupuncture Services

Our Santa Barbara and Glendale acupuncture services are completely safe for the outstanding majority of patients (with some possible exceptions, such as individuals with seizure or blood-clotting disorders). Rest assured that the needling causes no significant discomfort. Acupuncture sessions can vary in length depending on their complexity, although the initial visit, which includes a careful preliminary examination and intake discussion, usually runs 30 to 90 minutes.

Contact either of our two offices to get all the details and schedule an initial consultation with our acupuncturist!

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