The one thing we want, here at Lilac Wellness and Counseling is to help you live without pain. So that is why we do more than other places. We do it all, whether it’s acupuncture, counseling, bodywork, cupping or massage. We want to help anyone that wants to get rid of their pain and get back to doing what they want.
We work to unlock your bodies’ healing capabilities with acupuncture, massage, and holistic herbal medicine.
Come in for an acupuncture session and feel better than you knew you could. Your body deserves it.
Our location is here in Salem, right off Commercial St. Come in or give us a call.
What is acupuncture?
Most people, when they hear acupuncture, think needles. And, while that is true, it's not the whole picture.
Acupuncture is a method in which practitioners stimulate specific parts of the body—usually by inserting thin needles in the skin. Acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years as a holistic healing process. It is a natural medicine used by the Chinese for a long time.
There have been extensive studies done on acupuncture, notably for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache. Nevertheless, researchers are only beginning to understand what acupuncture can be helpful for in various health conditions, even things like anxiety and depression. Its primary function is to relieve pain and help the body heal, but also has been used to treat other conditions.
More than 3 million Americans use acupuncture regularly, but it is even more popular in other countries. In France, for example, one in five people have tried acupuncture.
What can acupuncturists help with?
Acupuncture in Salem Oregon has been used for many years to treat many different issues.
Besides treating the common things you would know about, like treating pain. The World Health Organization released a report, Acupuncture: the review on clinical trials, that endorses the use of acupuncture for over 200 symptoms and diseases.
It also helps with a huge list of other problems as well, even things like anxiety and/or depression. It's a herbal medicine that has had a number of studies showing its effectiveness in treating pain.
Some of the health issues that it has helped treat are things such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Stress, Migraines, and even Depression. Plus, healers are still finding new treatments and new effects acupuncture can have on a vast variety of health concerns.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin,(about the thickness of two human hairs) and most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. At our community acupuncture clinic, our patients often say they feel energized or relaxed after the treatment.
In all of the years being here, we have not had anyone feel that it was too much for them. However, the needles can cause temporary soreness to the area of application. That being said, the pain management benefits far outweigh the slight discomfort for most.
Are there standards for acupuncture needles?
Short answer- Yes. Salem Oregon acupuncturists have certain standards we are held to. To be an acupuncturist, there are requirements that need to be met. Once you earn your degree in acupuncture, you have to take a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exam.
There are also regulations for the equipment that acupuncturists use. The FDA actually oversees the acupuncture needles themselves. So, not just the professionals have regulations to keep people safe. but so does our equipment and supplies.
How does acupuncture work?
The current research from the National Institutes of Health has a few key components that produce beneficial health results.
Several studies in animals and humans show that there are many different biological effects that occur during and after acupuncture treatment. The effects mostly occur near the site of application. However, there are lasting effects as well that are not near the site of origin. Because of this, it can activate many pathways affecting physiological systems. All this means is that it can help more than one thing with a single treatment site.
Acupuncture stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, resulting in a large spectrum of systemic effects, caused by an alteration in the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters.
This alteration changes the body’s healing ability and changes the regulation of blood flow through the body. There is also evidence that there are changes in immune functions produced by acupuncture.
Besides the obvious symptoms that it helps with, such as pain management, it's worth noting that some studies have reported a therapeutic effect as well. There are a lot of factors that cannot be measured, such as the relationship and trust between the patient and the clinician. These have an effect on the therapeutic effects you will experience.
Acupuncture After Motor Vehicle Accidents
Do you know you can refer yourself to an acupuncturist after an auto accident occurs?
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident you can actually self-refer to both acupuncture and chiropractors. If you have a claim and are experiencing complications from the accident, give us a call and make an appointment. We’ll take care of everything else. If your thinking you might need a massage with a licensed therapist, we can help with that as well.
Acupuncture is effective in healing symptoms from whiplash, concussions, brain injuries, PTSD and any other physical or psychological results from auto accidents. Plus, with all of the other options we have with massage and bodywork, we can care of any symptoms you might have.
Call as soon as you can to start healing and getting out of pain. Book an acupuncture session today.