Have you ever considered getting Acupuncture? Maybe someone recommended the treatment to you for a specific problem and you weren’t sure what Acupuncture was and how it could help.
Acupuncture is a technique that involves placing very fine needles into specific points on the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. In total, there are 361 standard acupuncture points on the body from head to toe which are all located on meridians, and there are over 200 additional points on the ear alone. Each meridian corresponds with a major organ system and is the pathway of qi flow in that part of the body.
About our Acupuncturist: Lauren Brinkowski completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences in Illinois before moving to Austin, Texas where she received her medical education at Texas Health and Science University. There, she completed 4 years of instruction and over 1000 hours of supervised clinical training before graduating at the top of her class from this nationally accredited graduate school in 2010. Lauren maintains a general practice, but has particular interest in GI disorders, emotional disorders and women’s health, and has success in treating many disorders and ailments such as constipation, diarrhea, gastroparesis, IBS, post-surgery nerve damage, depression, anxiety, insomnia, concussions, PTSD, shingles, Bell’s Palsy, allergies, sciatica, arthritis, colds and flu, vertigo and various kinds of pain.
How can tiny needles have an effect on my health? By placing acupuncture needles into points on the meridians, you can regulate the flow of qi which improves the flow of oxygen, nutrients, and blood to particular areas of the body to create a specific healing effect. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture help to relieve imbalances in the body, which, in turn, stimulates your body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is gentle and safe and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions from stress, to pain, to infertility. Acupuncture has been in use for several thousand years and has proven effectiveness in many modern studies for hundreds of conditions.
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