Denver, CO Acupuncture Clinic
Today more than ever, people are looking for new ways that can help them improve their health and have a better quality of life. Fortunately, thanks to hundreds of years of tradition, Chinese medicine has been able to develop techniques that can help people suffering from different conditions. By implementing either Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Classical Chinese Medicine in your life, you can experience health improvement and overall improvement. YAO implements both systems of approach to accommodate a variety of budgets and physical needs.
YAO Chinese Medical Hospital & Clinic invites you to keep reading as we discuss more about the millenary technique of acupuncture and how it can help you alleviate the symptoms associated with painful illnesses. To learn more about your specific circumstances and how we can help you, call us today at 303-777-7891.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been one of the most known forms of traditional medicine for many years. It is widely known for implementing the use of needles to help treat health issues. Generally, acupuncture requires people to have needles inserted into the skin to help alleviate certain conditions such as back pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain, among other conditions. There are different approaches to this form of alternative therapy. However, most people in the U.S prefer the traditional Chinese approach when it comes to acupuncture. The needles used as part of this alternative treatment are made of stainless steel to prevent them from rusting and causing health complications when used. During an acupuncture session, the acupuncturist can manipulate and place the needles by quickly inserting, turning, or flicking them. By implementing these needling methods, acupuncturists make sure the needles stay in place while avoiding the patient’s discomfort.
However, what specific conditions can acupuncture help treat? According to both western research and successful case history documentation, acupuncture has been able to be successful in treating a variety of challenges. Some of the ailments with which acupuncture can assist include:
- Bronchial Asthma
- Low back pain
- Insomnia/Sleep difficulties
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Ease in approaching labor
- Low/High libido
What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?
You’re curious, we know. Many people are and you may be wondering what benefits you can receive from having needles inserted through your skin. Though there are multitudes of benefits your body can receive from acupuncture alone it is of course important to take note that the relief can be compounded when used in conjunction with other Chinese Medicinal therapies such as internal herbal/botanical medicine, moxibustion, gua sha or cupping along with other lifestyle changes in diet, sleep etc. There are, however, several significant benefits that we can speak to in brief that can be easily obtained when receiving acupuncture treatment on its own. Some of the benefits you can take advantage of include:
Back Pain Relief
Many people in the country and around the world suffer from lower back pain. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), roughly eighty percent of the people will experience lower back pain at some point.
Furthermore, NIH also states, lower back pain is one of the leading reasons for disability and missing time off the workplace. This painful condition can be caused by many things such as excess force, strains, sciatica, or traumatic injury. Most back pain cases can take weeks or months to heal fully. Acupuncture can help alleviate the pain caused by lower back pain without undesirable side effects.
Stress is a word virtually everyone knows. At some point in our lives, we will experience situations where we may be subject to stressful situations. Things like harsh working conditions, the sudden death of a loved one, or the unexpected change in your finances can place you in a crushingly stressful situation. Acupuncture has been shown to help to lower the concentration of stress hormones and provide a deep sense of relaxation.
Mental Relief and Better Mood
One of the reasons people look towards acupuncture to help them deal with their conditions is to find relief and relaxation. Acupuncture can help people feel mentally relieved, and frequently they have shown signs of better mood after going through the whole process. Chinese medicine does not employ psychotherapy or psychiatry. All mental health issues are actually solved through a combination of both the application of acupuncture and herbal medicines. We can also guarantee at YAO that you will feel deeply comfortable in our treatment rooms and in the highly skilled hands of our staff. But acupuncture in and of itself can very much reduce mental stress. People walk into YAO feeling happy that they made it to our clinic to take care of themselves, making a choice for “me” and leave feeling a sense of calm and relaxation that lasts.
It seems at times that there is NOTHING worse than a bad and recurring headache. Headaches are one of the most common types of pain people experience every day. In severe cases, headaches can completely debilitate a person. Headaches can manifest for many reasons including muscle spasms, neck pain, and stress. However, there are deeper issues that can cause headaches or even migraine which can include dietary influences. Acupuncture can, no doubt, provide relief yet the wonderful thing about YAO is that we have the ability to provide Chinese internal herbal medicine services as well when we are looking at a fuller picture to provide a long term solution.
YAO understands the use of traditional western methodologies of medication as well as the desire of many people at present who want an exit plan from their chronic use of pharmaceuticals, not only for the hassle or side-effects but also due to the cost. Though Chinese Medicine may be low tech in its expression, it is extremely effective when coupled with patients willing to make change and our highly trained professional staff who understands western pharmacology and lab work. Together as a team we work to make big changes for the individuals choosing to come to YAO.
A History of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture
Ancient Acupuncture techniques and systems were simplified when the studies for Traditional Chinese Medicine were created post-Chinese Cultural revolution. The government had at first spurned the ancient systems of Chinese Medicine and only allowed western medicine to be utilized; however, as we well know, a national health care system (especially for the very large population in China) based on western medicine was too expensive to manage. It was mandated that a new system based on the ancient Chinese classical practices of medicine be created…and there you have Traditional Chinese Medicine or what many simplify to TCM.
As it relates to Acupuncture, the TCM practices are designed to work effectively with frequent treatment for a shorter duration. There are other methodologies that dive deeper into the practice of Acupuncture that show a deeper more therapeutic treatment can be applied to a patient for a longer duration with often deeper needles – a more Classical Chinese Medicine approach. At YAO we have both options.
YAO Clinic’s Acupuncture Treatments
In the United States, the practice of acupuncture must also take into consideration the means of payment of the patron. At YAO we do not bill insurance. We have various reasons for that and will be happy to explain this should you give us a call or in a future link. With this being the mode of payment, we recognize that we have several different levels for patrons budgets and we have done our best to accommodate the most restricting of wallets.
Flash visits are $60 for a 45-minute treatment. One can expect to have a very fast evaluation with a quick application of needles. Those with pain will be suited well to a Flash visit. If your condition does seem to be more complicated, we will refer you deeper into our program with our longer more extensive evaluation of our Initial Physician Visit. Flash visits can also be a great way to come in and try acupuncture for your first time in our beautiful private treatment rooms. Flash is nearly the cost of a community based acupuncture but with all of the benefits of a private consultation.
Standard Physician Visits
Standard Physician Visits for acupuncture are between 75 and 90 minutes and cost $140. These visits are integrated with our full Chinese Internal Herbal medicine practice. Here patients are evaluated by multiple modalities of diagnostics. Acupuncture is applied and then adjusted at several intervals resulting in what is often equal to about 2-3 treatments all in one. Herbs may or may not be recommended at the discretion of the doctor and agreement of the patient. Custom herbal formulations or recommendations of patent herbs/tea pills would be an additional fee. These visits are wonderful for those with a more complex western medical diagnosis, who have been struggling going from doctor to doctor for answers, or those who really want to get a deeper hold on their overall health. We do require that all those interested in this approach start with the Initial Physician Visit.
Acupuncture Clinic Serving Denver, Colorado
At Yao Chinese Medical Hospital & Clinic we dedicate to helping our clients get and keep a healthy, balanced lifestyle. By integrating traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine, we help Denver residents get the relief they need for their pain. Give yourself the chance of trying the research-proven benefits of acupuncture by visiting our clinic today. To learn more about how we can help you, call us at 303-777-7891.