Acupuncturists make their points
Ancient Chinese practice can help with a number of ailments
Lying on the table with numerous thin needles sticking out of my body is a fascinating and relief-giving moment. It is relaxing, and in my case has taken the agony of allergies away. I firmly believe in the healing benefits of acupuncture and love to explain how acupuncture relieved me of my year-round allergies.
It took about a year to reset my immune system, so I did not have the overwhelming reactions to a variety of stressors. As you know, there are many ways to treat pain, allergies, stress and depression.
This ancient Chinese science gives me relief with great benefits and no side effects. We are fortunate to have many gifted acupuncturists in our area. I asked three of them to answer the following question:
What is the biggest benefit
your patients experience
Acupuncture invariably helps reduce musculoskeletal pain (one of my patients’ most common complaints) and depending on the intensity of pain and how old the injury is, pain can be significantly reduced within a few sessions.
Acupuncture also helps with weight loss by improving digestion and boosting one’s metabolism. Acupuncture is effective in treating a variety of acute symptoms, but the most beneficial aspect of receiving regular treatments is an increase in one’s overall energy and well-being.
Tonifying the organs of the body strengthens one’s constitution and increases longevity. As body, mind and spirit are balanced, stress is reduced, sleep improved and emotions stabilized. My patients often find relief from chronic anxiety, anger, and depression.
Maya Guilmard, LAc, Dipl of OM, MTCM, 530-388-8860
I like to build relationships whether that is for a few acupuncture treatments to resolve a sports injury or ongoing care for hormonal changes in a women’s life.
I care deeply about demystifying acupuncture for my patients and explain what my plan is to aid them as well as the acupuncture points or therapies I am employing on their behalf.
My experience in allopathic and functional medicine allows me to offer a variety of health-care services. Patients experience both relief from their symptoms and hope that there is improvement available to them for greater comfort and healing in their lives.
Carrie Ann Smith, LAc, Dipl. OM, MSTCM, 530-273-8471
Unanimously, my patients report a “reset” to their nervous system, an ease and calming to their spirit and an increase in energy. I approach healing holistically, addressing history, emotions, nutrient-dense nutrition and lifestyle combined with acupuncture and herbs.
Many of my patients report a deep transformation in their relationship to their feelings. When I insert the needles new patterns of health, stability, confidence and harmony are introduced to their being.
They claim feeling empowered and start to use their emotions as their guidance and intuition. Some of the results are: infertility is overcome, pain is decreased, menses is regulated, sleep is improved and depression is resolved.
Anna Werderitsch, L.Ac. 310-531-0314
Suzie Daggett, constantly curious about the mysteries of life, produces Insight Lectures. She can be reached by calling 530-913-9592 or visiting insightlecture.com