Almost a year ago I contracted a virus, Chikunguya, caused by mosquito bites, while on a trip abroad. I could barely walk, couldn’t even open the door because turning the knob was too painful. After one session I walked out on my own without the extreme pain I had walked in with. I could turn the door handle, I could open the car door and got in without excruciating pain. I went back for another treatment a week later and felt great. I had been suffering with the symptoms for about 4 months and after a few visits the symptoms finished and then disappeared!
Fine, sterile needles are placed at specific locations on the arms, legs, and head to stimulate the peripheral and central nervous system to regulate pain, inflammation, and various internal disorders such as poor digestion, insomnia, stress and anxiety.
Specifically, acupuncture has a profound effect on the various physiological systems by exciting or calming the “fight or flight” and “rest and digest” wings of the Autonomic Nervous System.
The classical style of acupuncture that Steve practices utilizes points on the arms/hands (below the elbows), legs/feet (below the knees), and head/ears. This allows the patient to experience acupuncture treatments without having to disrobe or wear a gown.