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Appointment / Treatment

Whats is Qi?

 Qi (pronoucned "chee") is your energy, the vital life force that courses through your body. Your Qi is in constant motion unless it becomes blocked, which could cause pain. Deficient Qi might  make you very fatigued and rebellious Qi could make you burp a lot.  There is an old Chinese expression that says if you have free movement,  you have no pain, but if you have pain, you have no free movement. This means that pain is associated with a blockage or inflammation that slows down the flow and causes a stagnation.  

Acupuncture can release the flow.

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These are just a few conditions & injuries treated at IBA:

Body Pains

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  • Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hip Pain
  • Muscle Aches
  • Fibromyalgia

Emotional/Behavioral

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  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • PMS

Age Related Pain

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  • Arthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Menopause
  • Insomnia

FAQ

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Needles!?

 Don't  confuse Acupuncture needles with your physician's hypodermic needles.   They are as different as the sun and the moon.  Acupuncture needles are  sterile, single packaged, one use, a little thicker than the diameter  of a hair, flexible, and solid stainless steel. After one use they are  discarded into a hard plastic sharps container never to be used again.  


How Long Does it Take?

 As  far as treatments go, most patients will either lay down or sit in a  recliner for about 30 minutes, others may need 45 minutes to an hour of  treatment time. It really depends upon what the patient needs. Most  patients tend to take a nap while they are being treated, they awaken  refreshed, rested and relieved.  

What Can I Expect From My First Visit?

  You'll  need to fill out the paperwork (downloadable at the bottom of this  column) and bring it with you. You can bring medical reports and x-rays  if you feel it would help. I set aside 60 minutes to talk to you about  your medical history, medications, habits, diet, lifestyle, work and  general life questions. We speak about your disorder and the impact it  has on your life. What you expect from acupuncture and how you can  improve your Quality of Life.
     After all of this, I will look at your tongue and listen to your  pulses, give you an idea of what we are confronted with treating and  give you a 30 - 60 minute treatment based on all I've found and what we've  discussed. 

Quality of Life

Health

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Physical

Mental

Emotional

Spiritual

Comfort

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Safety

Cleanliness

Food

Shelter

Happiness

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Certainty

Uncertainty

Significance

Love/Connection

Preparation

 Please wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing, nothing tight fitting.  It is also necessary for you to eat a couple of hours prior to your  appointment, please, not sitting in your car before you come in.  The Qi from the food needs to circulate in order for it to be useful.  If you come for a treatment on an empty stomach there won't be enough Qi to effectively treat your problem and you will most likely walk away  dissatisfied.  

Please do not come for a treatment after drinking alcohol, taking  drugs, or after having sex as these tend to scatter the Qi making it  difficult for any lasting results.  

Patient_Forms (pdf)

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Pain is a symptom presenting itself in many different form

 Pain is physical, emotional, or mental and becomes interchangeable if left unattended.  Pain can come in intermittent waves, be intensely constant, or just annoying. Pain can sap your strength, destroy your patience, disable your concentration, and generally disrupts your life as it impacts on every aspect of quality.  Pain is a recalcitrant child with horrible timing.  
 

Pain is usually rated on a scale between 0 and 10 with 10 being the worst pain.  Pain may be recreated with certain movements.  Pain is a symptom of a greater disorder.


Pain can also be accepted, given a personality, a specific look and as being part of the moment, embraced, which rounds the intensity of pain.  Some give their pain a name, a color, and a sound.   

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Pain can be treated and prevented

You don't have to stay in pain, there are solutions available to help you heal. If your interested in finding out more click the button below.