What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the oldest medicine in the world that is still in use. Originating in Asia over 5,000 years ago, it is still powerfully effective in the modern world, without surgery or side effects.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific locations all over the body. Each location controls a series of signals to the brain, initiating a dramatic acceleration of healing.
LightWorks Acupuncture’s approach to healing along with a warm and reassuring bedside manner has earned the company a 2019 Reader’s Choice – Best Acupuncturist and 2018-Favorite Acupuncturist from the Arizona Daily Star. Additionally we have been awarded Best Acupuncturist for 2016-2019 by Expertise.com.
Anxiety is the health crisis of our time. It can range from unpleasant to debilitating. At LightWorks, we believe this is a problem which is most effectively treated with a holistic, integrative approach. We assemble the ideal protocol for each patient based on their individual situation, drawing from the following modalities:
Acupuncture is unsurpassed as an effective treatment for anxiety. Through its ability to switch the nervous system from the stressed Sympathetic state to the healing Para-Sympathetic state, it induces a deep state of serenity which can last for days.
Systemic inflammation and toxicity also cause a feeling of unease in the body. Through bloodwork, saliva tests, and hair mineral analysis, we are able to identify the source of these health imbalances. By restoring balance through diet and supplements, patients observe their anxiety decreases, replaced with a sense of thriving.
Herbal medicine is remarkably effective at treating anxiety, without the unpleasant side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Chinese medicine specializes in ancient formulas which target stabilizing mood. Also, I often prescribe CBD oil, an elixir derived from the marijuana plant. Non-toxic and non-intoxicating, CBD oil offers a whole host of health benefits, including the dramatic reduction of anxiety.
We ask all of our patients to take a personality test at the first appointment. This allows us to educate them about the kind of mental hard-wiring they received. Each of the 9 personality types induces specific preoccupations of thought, leading to the varieties of anxiety highlighted above. By learning how this works, individuals gain the ability to manually override their habitual negative thought patterns.
Fundamentally, anxiety is the result of feeling disconnected from one’s own spirit. When we are aligned with our own spirit, our true self, we immediately feel peaceful. However, most of us are never taught how to intentionally accomplish this. At LightWorks, we discuss with you the value of meditation and offer guidance on how to get started. By learning to quiet the chatter of the mind, one discovers they can hear their inner guidance clearly, bringing on a sense of calm and certainty. Through regular coaching, patients gain insight on how to heal their own trauma and feel uplifted.
Pain that doesn’t go away is a sign that your body is not strong enough to heal well. Acupuncture is particularly effective in resolving stuck pain because it not only accelerates healing, but detoxifies and strengthens the body at the same time.
- Low back pain
- Neck & shoulder tension
- Knee pain
Digestion problems are big business in the U.S. It seems like every other ad is for a product to help with acid reflux, diarrhea, or constipation. Yet these only manage symptoms. And the truth is, if you are regularly experiencing these symptoms, not only do you already have a serious situation going on, but things will go from bad to worse. The reason for this: all of these symptoms reflect a weak digestive system, which is the root of all vitamin absorption, which therefore impacts brain function, cell function, and your entire immune system. If your body cannot process food properly, you are headed for a future of illness.
- GERD/Acid Reflux
- Crohn’s Disease
- Celiac Disease
People often find their way to acupuncture out of desperation. Their health has been problematic for years and is only getting worse, and the traditional approaches with their MD’s have not been successful. In most cases, digestive health and metabolism are seriously compromised. Acupuncture accelerates the body’s ability to heal itself by detoxifying organs, reducing systemic inflammation, repairing damaged cells, and encouraging vitamin absorption.
- Numbness in hands/feet
- Profuse Sweating
- Twitching muscles/muscle weakness
- Intense Fatigue
- Mental Fog
- Swollen Tongue
- Stomach bloating/pain