Why Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Healing Points Acupuncture is pleased to provide compassionate holistic health care using Traditional Chinese Medicinal techniques. We specialize in supporting your body’s own healing capabilities, and are experts in the art and science of preventive health.
Patients not only receive outstanding holistic medical care, but also learn methods in which they can begin to empower their own lives and play an active role in their health and wellbeing.
In Western medicine, illness is seen as an isolated set symptoms with uniform treatments for everyone. Chinese medicine, on the other hand, acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual and treats the whole person, bringing balance to the body, mind, and spirit. Using safe, natural and effective techniques we customize a treatment plan tailored to fit your unique health concerns and needs. This all-inclusive approach can both resolve symptoms, correct the issues at their core, and enhance overall wellness, therefore helping people live longer, stronger, and healthier lives.
The ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine have helped millions of people regain and maintain their health. This system of medicine includes the practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology, and is a comprehensive health care system encompassing a variety of traditional healthcare therapies that have been used for more than 3,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute for Health (NIH) recognize Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of many disorders.
What We Offer
Acupuncture is one of the essential elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is one of the oldest, most commonly used healing practices in the world, originating in China more than 3,000 years ago.
Acupuncture promotes circulation, reduces inflammation to eliminate pain, improves metabolism and restores proper functioning of all body systems. One of the basic theories of Chinese Medicine is that everything is connected, so the whole body is considered in treatment. Very delicate needles are placed in various parts of the body to help naturally correct any imbalances that might be causing negative changes. Points are chosen based on a sophisticated system of diagnosis. It is both safe and effective, and many people describe it as being extremely relaxing.
- Corrects imbalances in the body
- Eliminates pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves metabolism
- Provides relaxation to reduce stress
Chinese herbology was developed as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used to re-harmonize imbalances in the body. Chinese herbs come from plant, mineral and animal substances. One of the greatest benefits of herbal medicine is that formulas are customized for each person based on his/her treatment needs at a specific point in time. Unlike Western pharmaceuticals that may cause unwanted side effects, herbal prescriptions are balanced to treat with minimal side effects.
- Boosts the immune system
- Strengthens body functions
- Enhances the body’s recuperative power
- Is an effective treatment for illness and disease
- Restores harmony and balance in the body
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines herbal medicines to include herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations and finished herbal products that contain as active ingredients parts of plants, or other plant materials, or combinations.
Cupping has a longstanding history of healing and innovation. This ancient method has been proven effective against common disorders associated with the pulmonary system and is an excellent treatment for painful conditions and sore muscles.
Cupping is an ancient practice that is designed to promote blood circulation and help sedate the nervous system. In this technique, glass or plastic cups are placed over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction, allowing the superficial tissues to be drawn into the cup. Cups may be left in place or moved over an affected area of the body. By bringing fresh blood to the area and improving circulation cupping is very good at treating pain, as well as providing relief from sore and tense muscles. Cupping is often a useful treatment for common cold and coughs. Since it is a treatment that is beneficial for the lungs it can help to control a person’s asthma. Cupping is frequently used in combination with acupuncture, but can be used as a standalone treatment.
- Loosens muscles
- Encourages blood flow circulation
- Assists in clearing congestion
- Releases toxins
- Relieves pain
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that uses the herb mugwort (Artemisia vugaris) to warm specific acupuncture points or other areas of the body to facilitate healing. This unique herb has a nourishing and warming quality that is able to penetrate deep into the muscles, tendons, joints and the bodies entire energetic system to facilitate healing and alleviate painful conditions. Moxa promotes relaxation and wellness and improves the immune system and restores strengthen and energy. This technique may be used alone but is often used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.
- Strengthens and smooth the flow of blood and qi to keep you healthy
- Warms the channels and expels cold and dampness
- Reduces pain due to injury or illness
- Eases digestive issues
- Assists in gynecological and obstetrical conditions
- Prevents disease by strengthening the body and boosting longevity
Moxibustion, or Moxa, stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, lifestyle plays a very important role in determining overall health and wellness. Research has demonstrated that many chronic diseases are largely caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices and habits.
Lifestyle Coaching: We are constantly challenged by life’s ever changing demands. These influences often put an extra strain on us and drain our body’s reserves. Health is achieved when our bodies are in balance mentally, spiritually and physically; wellness is not simply the absence of disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine integrates holistic lifestyle recommendations and treatments for physical, mental, and emotional stressors to help you create health, healing, and balance in your life. Many lifestyle recommendations are very simple and easy to implement:
AREAS WE ADDRESS
- Getting enough sleep
- Eating regular meals
- Eating foods that are right for your particular constitution and state of health
Changing long-held habits takes intention, planning and action. Lifestyle changes are an excellent way to develop an awareness of what is working for you and what areas may be out of balance. Healing depends on our assuming new appropriate and balanced lifestyle patterns everyday to allow health to thrive. Health is the cumulative result of all these positive choices and behaviors. Living sensibly and taking good care of your body, mind and spirit are essential for wellbeing. Healing Points Acupuncture is here to help to support you on your path to restoring balance and finding optimal health in your life.
Dietary Therapy: A healthy balanced diet can reduce the risk for many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Food can be some of the best preventative medicine we have. It is important to know what foods are right for you, and at Healing Points Acupuncture we are here to help. Each patient is individually assessed to determine which nutritional approaches may work best, based on both their constitution and current health concern. You will learn which foods to keep eating and which foods to add or eliminate from your diet, based on your unique nutritional needs, allowing you the freedom to select foods that your body really needs to thrive.
- There is a direct correlation between what you eat and your health
- A majority of health problems are related to diet
- The use of food as medicine is a fundamental principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Chinese Medicine emphasizes the variety of food selections based on your individual needs instead of a strictly defined diet plan
- Foods are selected according to one’s particular needs and physical constitution
- What we eat can have direct impact on how we feel
Nutrition has long been an integral part of the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Diet and nutrition habits are instrumental in building and maintaining a foundation of good health. Food is one of the most consistent things that we put in our bodies on a daily basis, providing us with the fuel and nourishment we need in order to keep our bodies functioning properly.
Our skin embodies who we are, and how we feel. Just as skin can project health and vitality, it can also take on the appearance of stress and fatigue. Facial Acupuncture is a safe and effective all natural way to reduce the signs of aging from within. Acupuncture is performed on the face and body to increase local circulation, stimulate collagen and elastin, which helps to fill out lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy glowing complexion.
Facial Acupuncture is a safe and effective all natural way to reduce the signs of aging from within. Acupuncture is performed on the face and body to increase local circulation, stimulate collagen and elastin, which helps to fill out lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy glowing complexion. Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it helps the whole body look and feel younger by addressing the physical, mental and emotional patterns that cause disease and contribute to the aging process. It also serves to strengthen the immune system, which our skin is an essential part of. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture reveals your inner strength, beauty and radiance. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for years to come.
- Eliminate fine lines and diminish wrinkles
- Firm sagging skin and tighten pores
- Lift drooping eyelids and brighten eyes
- Enhance skin tone and facial color
- Increase collagen production
- Eliminate puffiness
- Increase local blood and lymph circulation
- Balance hormones and improve acne
- Diminish effects of stress
- Promote overall health and vitality
Pediatrics: At Healing Points Acupuncture we treat the whole child, helping to keep her/him strong and healthy. Traditional Chinese Medicine pediatrics is an ancient holistic healing specialty that has been practiced safely and effectively for thousands of years. Whether your child is an infant, toddler, adolescent, or teen, gentle treatments, utilizing various techniques, can address a variety of common childhood conditions and also treat preventatively to keep the child strong, healthy, and illness free. Pediatric treatments are effective for the conditions below. If you do not see your child’s condition listed please a call to see if we can help.
- Bed wetting
- Behavioral issues
- Common cold & cough
- Ear Infections
- Infantile malnutrition
- Infantile muscular wry neck
- Neonatal jaundice
- Persistent night crying, night terrors
- Preventative care
- Rashes, Hives, Eczema and other skin conditions
- Regurgitation of milk and other Digestive issues
Typically children respond quickly to acupuncture treatments, and many show marked improvement in all areas of their daily lives. They often become more at ease, and their general behavior, spirit, energy and happiness come into a more balanced state, allowing them to better deal with the many transitions they are going through as their bodies develop and grow.
Currently in the U.S. there are more people over the age 65 than ever before. While improvements in public health and nutrition have allowed many to enjoy better health into their later years there are still a great number of older people that suffer from any number of age related issues that compromise their health and wellbeing.
Geriatrics: Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be especially helpful for our aging population. There is no other age group that is as routinely overmedicated as the elderly. Older patients often take multiple prescription and non-prescription drugs so being able to safely manage specific disorders and on-going quality of life issues without piling new drugs on top of those already being taken is especially valuable when treating geriatric patients. Since acupuncture and herbs rely on natural, intrinsic resources, these are often safer options than manmade pharmaceuticals.
Traditional Chinese Medicine’s superior safety profile and gentle, natural, supportive therapies offer an important alternative to compliment modern medicine. Research has shown acupuncture to be an effective and cost efficient approach for many age-related health problems.
Acupuncture stimulates and facilitates the best use of the body’s natural resources, helping the body to better manage a wide range of disorders and improve quality of life. Enhancing wellness allows older adults to appreciate more of their “golden years” and to feel empowered about their health care. Chinese medicine offers a safe way to help our older patients cope with the signs and symptoms that often go hand in hand with aging and therefore it can also make a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. In addition to acupuncture and herbal therapy, touch therapy is often used in the treatment of geriatric patients to help eliminate pain and promote a sense of wellbeing.
- Circulatory issues
- Vision and Hearing issues, Macular Degeneration
- Pain conditions
- Palliative and end of life care
- Respiratory issues
- Digestive Issues
- Depression, Anxiety and other mental health conditions
- Memory issues
- Urinary and prostate issues
- Sleep issues
Home/On-Site Acupuncture Visits:
Wouldn’t it be great to have an acupuncture treatment at your home or office? If you are in the need of a restorative acupuncture session and are unable to come to our clinic, we will bring the services to you. This option is especially useful for patients that are home-bound for any reason, laboring or postpartum women, persons with limited mobility, or those recovering from surgery or illness and their caretakers.
For those looking for a mobile acupuncturist to perform workplace wellness treatments for you and your employees, we are here to assist you.
Treatments may be arranged in your home, office, nursing home, assisted living facility, retirement community, hospice setting, or other locations. Whatever the reason, wherever the location, our goal is to help.
All home/on-site appointments require a credit card to hold the appointment. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance or be subject to the full service fee. Prices may vary depending on location. Please contact us at 501-221-1120 for more information and rates.
” I had never had experience with acupuncture before it was suggested for my shoulder pain. I went to Healing Points Acupuncture and I was stunned at how much relief I had after just a few treatments. The needles were practically painless and it was a very relaxing experience. After relief from my shoulder pain, I also received treatment and relief from an episode of plantar fasciitis. I am very pleased with the treatment I have received from Healing Points Acupuncture! “
” Michele Fincher has been my acupuncturist for several years and I have been extremely happy with my treatment and results. Over this time, she has treated me for sinus infections, knee, hip and back issues, anxiety and overall health. She is very thorough and professional and explains why and what she is doing. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking alternative medicine that works. “
” I started seeing Michele for acupuncture during my time with breast cancer. With her knowledge and regular treatments, she kept my blood from becoming stagnated and helped my nausea through all of my chemo treatments. After I completed chemo- I received weekly treatments to build my immune system back up. I truly believe that without Michele and acupuncture- I would not be as healthy as I am today. “