What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have existed for thousands of years. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na (massage), and other techniques help to regulate the flow of blood and energy, returning the body to its natural balanced state.
Acupuncture is based on the principle that there are 12 energy pathways in the body. When the flow of energy in these pathways is blocked, pain or other symptoms will occur. By stimulating the points along these pathways, acupuncture re-establishes balance in the body.
At Wind Point Acupuncture, we use time proven treatment methods to address your health issues in a cost effective manner. You will receive a thorough assessment and relaxing treatment in a tranquil setting.
What can acupuncture treat?
Some common issues that are treated with acupuncture include:
Pain of all kinds – muscle, joint, nerve
Women’s issues including Infertility
Sinus problems, Allergies
Is acupuncture safe?
The licensed, professional acupuncturists at Wind Point Acupuncture use only sterile, single-use (disposable) needles. When performed by a fully trained, licensed practitioner, acupuncture is extremely safe. Your comfort is our number one goal and our staff will always make the utmost effort to insure that. We pride ourselves in our ability to keep your body comfortable at all times.
What does it feel like?
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The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the patient and the condition being treated. Many patients experience dramatic results from their first treatment. In some cases, a single treatment may resolve the problem. In other cases, patients feel no change immediately after their treatment, but will notice relief over the next few days. Long-term, chronic problems usually require many treatments to bring the body back into balance.
The typical treatment lasts approximately 1 hour, but you can expect the first session to last a bit longer as the acupuncturist will be gathering a substantial amount of information from you in order to optimize your treatment outcomes.
To prepare for your treatment, wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring to your first session any information that will be helpful in understanding the history of your problem. Be sure to ask your acupuncturists any questions that my be concerning you. And most of all, relax.
Services in addition to acupuncture may be offered. For example, herbal formulas, external liniments, electro-acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, or Chinese bodywork may be appropriate. Suggestions on dietary changes, exercises, or breathing techniques may also be offered as a way for the patient to contribute to the improvement of their own health and well-being.
Meet Our Acupuncturists
Stephanie Smith is a state licensed acupuncturist and a registered nurse. Stephanie earned her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She also holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Environmental Sciences. Stephanie feels her oncology and community-nursing experiences have enriched her practice now as an acupuncturist, and have motivated her to seek out natural and gentle approaches to healing with acupuncture and herbal/dietary therapy. Every patient that she treats is approached with an individualized treatment plan to maximize health and well-being.
Stephanie Smith, RN, L.Ac.
Jill Jelinek is a state licensed acupuncturist. Jill holds a BA in Business, a Masters degree in Medical Informatics, and completed her acupuncture education at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Jill has always had a passion for natural healing and left the corporate world in 2006 to pursue her practice full time. She has a special interest in treating pain related to stress. Jill incorporates patient education to maximize the effectiveness of every personalized treatment session. She has a very gentle style, and genuinely cares about her patients.
Jill Jelinek, L.Ac.
Meet Our Massage Therapist
Amber Black is a licensed massage therapist. She trained at Anthem College in Irving, Texas, and became licensed in 2011. Amber is trained in Swedish, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and cupping therapy. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Amber worked as a Certified Nurse's Assistant for 8 years. Amber has always been passionate about helping other people feel their best. She is very talented in therapeutic massage, which helps reduce stress, tension, and pain from chronic issues related to past injuries or surgeries. Amber has been known to give a very relaxing foot massage in most of her sessions. Call or text Amber to book an appointment.