Medical acupuncture is acupuncture performed by Western trained healthcare providers. It is a blend of classical acupuncture principles and techniques with current biomedical concepts.
Medical acupuncture offers the opportunity to treat conditions for which current interventions have either been ineffective or have undesirable risks and side effects. Because medical acupuncture has a wide range of effects, not only is there a reduction in pain with treatment, but also an improvement in sleep, anxiety and depression, and general vitality. Medical acupuncture is similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture, but philosophy and practice techniques can differ.
Dr Eimermann received her Medical Acupuncture training in Energetics and Neuroanatomic Pain Management from the Helm's Medical Institute. She is a member of Be Well Madison and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment which assists your body in healing and improves day-to-day functioning. Thin, sterile needles are inserted through the skin at precise locations. The needles may be warmed or stimulated with a weak electrical current.
In Chinese medicine, acupuncture helps regulate the flow of energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) that runs in channels inside and over the surface of the body. Modern science has shown that acupuncture causes the nervous system to release natural chemicals that relieve pain and promote the body's natural healing processes.
Acupuncture can be used to treat many medical conditions including digestive, respiratory, and psychoemotional disorders. It is especially helpful for chronic and acute pain problems.
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body. It is known as auricular acupuncture when the stimulation is achieved by the insertion of acupuncture needles. The term auriculotherapy also refers to stimulation of ear reflex points by various other means including ear beads and magnets. Because every part of the external ear connects through
microsystem reflexes to every part of the body, a wide variety of health problems are treated with auriculotherapy.
Auriculotherapy works best when implemented as part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach, and has been used in the treatment of chronic pain and drug addiction, smoking cessation, weight loss, and hypertension.
The ancient Chinese healing technique of Gua sha involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve the circulation.
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, Qi, that may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy and reduce inflammation.
Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs . It’s often used to treat ailments that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as those that trigger muscle and joint pain.
Stress Management, Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation
Are acupuncture treatments covered by insurance?
Some health insurance plans cover acupuncture treatments, others do not. You will need to check with your individual insurance provider. Whole You Acupuncture currently accepts Dean Health Plan and is a Medicare/Medicare Advantage provider for chronic low back pain. You may also be able to use your Flex Spending/Health Savings Account for treatment.