Acupuncture is the application of tiny needles placed in specific spots called acupoints, in the muscle and fascial layers of the body. While the act of placing a needle in a specific spot seems simple, the effects can be profound. At the most basic level, acupuncture assists the body in healing itself.
Chinese medicine practitioners view the body as a whole system, connected to and part of the outside environment and world, rather than isolated and separate from it. Chinese medicine focuses on balance and flow of concepts Yin & Yang, Qi & blood, and the Five Elements in the body to help us not only regain, but also maintain, our health.
With acupuncture, herbal, and nutritional healing, you will experience the unfurling of your wellness over time. Together, we will work out treatments and practices for you to carry into every day life so that wellness can be accessed every day.
Please see below for the World Health Organization list of conditions treated by acupuncture. Evidence is showing more and more benefit to this wonderful healing method.
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$70 x 3= $210 for patients that want to do a series of treatments (recommended for best effect)
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Great energy, and amazing work ethic! I have been treated by Jessica for several months, and she has gone well and beyond her duties to maximize my recovery process in each session. From back problems, to unexpected aches, she is someone that will take care of you like no one else. I recommend her work 100%, and after you receive your first treatment you'll know why.
— CD, Minneapolis
Jessica worked on my shoulder ONCE and the pain never returned!! I was truly amazed!! Thanks Jessica!!
"Heightened my awareness"
Jessica was my acupuncturist back in Portland, OR and she changed my life! She made me a convert to acupuncture by diminishing my back pain to almost zero, and heightened my awareness of the connection between my body and internal life. Her advice on herbs and diet helped every time I had an issue. I highly recommend people take advantage of her great work at her new home at Balance Point Wellness!
— BD, Portland, OR
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses including: (2)
Upper Respiratory Tract
Common Cold and Flu
Bronchial asthma (Most effective in children and uncomplicated conditions.)
Central Retinitis Myopia (in children)
Cataracts (without complications)
Post Extraction Pain
Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis
Spasms of esophagus
Acute and Chronic Gastritis
Chronic Duodenal Ulcer (pain relief)
Acute Duodenal Ulcer (without complications)
Acute and Chronic Colitis
Acute Bacillary Dysentery
Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Headache and Migraine
Facial Palsy (early stage, i.e., within 3-6 months)
Pareses Following a Stroke
Sequelae of Poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within 6 months)
Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
Nocturnal Enuresis (bedwetting)
Low Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Back and Knee Pain
Sports Injuries and Pains
Reproductive & Gynecological Conditions
Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
Spotting and Excessive Bleeding
Amenorrhea (Loss of Menstrual Period)
Mental Emotional Problems
The World Health Organization Interregional Seminar compiled the above list of illnesses that may benefit from acupuncture treatment. The list is only a partial list and is based on clinical experience, and not necessarily on controlled clinical research. The inclusion of specific diseases are not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture's efficacy in treatment, since all conditions may vary in severity and response.
(1) NIH, Acupuncture, Nov. 3-5, 1997, Vol. 15, No. 5
(2) World Health Organization. Viewpoint on Acupuncture. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1979.