Four Winds Acupuncture in Sioux Falls, SD offers the natural holistic way to strengthen your body, raise your own inner forces to cure illness, relieve tension and fatigue, restore vital energy and boost the immune system to prevent disease and live a longer, healthier life.
Acupuncture Services Offered:
- Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
- Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs
- Auricular therapy, scalp acupuncture
- Cosmetic acupuncture (facial acupuncture)
- Tuina (baby and adult)
- Gua sha
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Chinese healing art that has been used successfully for over 5,000 years. It works on the Meridian system through the insertion of thread-like pre-sterilized needles in specific points on the body. This activates the body's Qi & Blood and promotes natural healing. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to help a wide variety of medical problems.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards Qi & blood as the foundation of the body. The Qi & blood travel through channel system nourishing the whole body. When Qi & blood flow freely throughout the body, one enjoys good physical, mental and emotional well-being. An obstruction of Qi or blood anywhere will cause disease. Acupuncture can regulate the body's Qi & blood flow thereby relieving pain and aiding in the recovery from disease.
What Is the Scope of Medical Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can influence three areas of health care:
- Promotion of health and well-being
- Prevention of illness
- Treatment of various medical conditions
Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as the support or adjunct to other medical treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
When performed by a completely trained, licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. All licensed acupuncturists today use individually packaged, sterile, disposable needles. The National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certifies both acupuncturists and Chinese herbal practitioners. Qualified practitioners can be located all over the country through their website NCCAOM.org
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a human hair, and their insertion is practically painless. It is nothing like receiving an injection. In some cases, you will not even know the needles are in place. In others, there may be some slight heaviness, tingling or warmth, or the sensation of qi moving through the channels. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment.