Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine originating in China over 3,000 years ago. During treatment fine needles are inserted into points along the body’s pathways of energy. The needles stimulate and build energy, while clearing obstructions that can lead to disease or pain. Acupuncture is a non-invasive, safe approach to treating acute and chronic disorders.
Through modern research techniques and the use of magnetic resonance imagining we are continually learning more about how acupuncture works. Research shows that acupuncture calms the sympathetic nervous system (flight or fight) decreasing the signs of stress on the body. At the same time it regulates the parasympathetic nervous system encouraging the proper functioning of all the body’s systems. This partially explains acupuncture's positive effects on immunity, digestion, elimination, reproduction, insomnia, and the reduction of inflammation. Acupuncture releases endorphins, the body’s natural physical and emotional pain reliever. Acupuncture also helps to detoxify the body by stimulating areas associated with the body’s major detoxifying organs.
At Peak Acupuncture, Salt lake City, the acupuncturist works one-on-one with clients. You are treated as an individual, whose concerns, needs and goals are continually readdressed. Our desire is to facilitate healing and support each individual in reaching his or her full potential. Using an holistic approach to treatment we incorporate acupuncture, nutrition, mindfulness, cupping, bodywork and lifestyle recommendations to offer long term solutions and lasting results. We provide compassionate care, intelligent insight and a delicate touch. An active recovery, wellness and personal growth is supported along the way.
Targeted treatment of sports injuries or areas of pain. This style of acupuncture releases tight muscles while strengthening muscles weakened by repetitive stress, injury or postural inefficiency. The needles create micro-stimulation reorganizing tissue and encouraging blood flow and healing. Joints and sprained or partially torn ligaments are addressed by using a careful selection of significant points.
A comprehensive style of acupuncture that addresses the whole person for general health. The overall effect of treatment is a restoration of balance, offering a more permanent solution to chronic problems. Classical Five-Element Acupuncture can help enhance one's sense of well-being and improve quality of life. Clients often report increased vitality, superior energy, stabilized moods, better sleep and clarity of mind.
"I had continual lower back, knee and neck issues. Within the same or next day I experienced a relief in my normal pain which continues until my next life stressor seems to set something off. I have been grateful to try acupuncture, this almost meditative, non RX strategy, and am so glad I've located someone who is so intuitive, humble, and very experienced in her chosen field" -AS