ANCIENT TECHNIQUES FOR A MODERN WORLD
At Stayton Acupuncture and Wellness, we believe each person has the innate ability to heal. We employ different strategies in order to unlock that ability. We combine the Chinese Medicine modalities of acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and herbal therapy with modern supplements and lifestyle counseling. We work with the patient to create a customized treatment plan to achieve your health and wellness goals!
Acupuncture involves the insertion of almost hair-thin needles into specific points on the body’s surface. Needles are sterile and single use only. Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid. Acupuncture typically doesn’t hurt. You may, however, experience a variety of sensations with acupuncture. These sensations can include: tingling, warmth, a mild pressure and a feeling like water flowing through you. Many patients feel nothing but most find the experience very relaxing with noticeable benefits and lasting effects.
The exact mode of action for acupuncture is unclear and has not been widely utilized in western medicine. Much research has been done in the field to discover how placing needles in precise locations can have results elsewhere in the body. Accepted theories point to a connection with the nervous system, immune system, endorphins, and neurotransmitters to name a few. Despite the mystery, acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine with proven results and is used to treat a variety of ailments while promoting overall wellness including both physical and mental health.
Common conditions acupuncture is used to treat:
Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders
Gynecological/ Fertility Disorders
Emotional and Psychological Disorders/Stress
Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders
The Chinese Materia Medica is comprised of a variety of compounds derived from bark, flowers, roots, and seeds and is used to treat targeted body functions. In fact, many of the same active ingredients used in top pharmaceuticals are derived from these plants. The components derived from these plants are the basis for many of the most potent pharmaceutical drugs used in Western medicine. When using Chinese and Western herbs, we use the whole plant, taking into account the temperature and individual characteristics of each herb. These herbs are then thoughtfully combined to create a unique formula, designed to address your specific complaint and/or ailment. The most common mode of administration used is a granular extract. With granules, the specific herb has already been cooked in water and is then extracted into a powder substance. We then decide what will work best for you and mix the different extracts to create a blend that is specifically formulated to treat your complaint. From here, we can add or subtract herbs based on how your body reacts and how you feel. You receive a bottle of the mixture and take it with hot water two to three times per day. One of the best benefits from using a custom-made Chinese herbal formula is that it continues to treat the body even after the needles are out, leading to faster results.
"Bottom line: herbal medicine is amazing and works just as well, if not better, than many of the other therapies I provide." - Dr. Patrick
Cupping Therapy is an ancient pain relief modality used in many cultures around the world. Cupping has it's roots in Chinese medicine but has historically been used throughout Eastern Asia, Greece, Mexico, and several Eastern European countries. The therapy consists of adhering glass or plastic cups to the body using fire or another techniques to create a vacuum that is used to apply negative pressure. The tight suction of the cup helps to release the fascia layer and can assist in dissolving myofascial knots. Most patients describe it as a comfortable and relaxing treatment. The treatment results in a discoloration on the skin which help to activate the body's inflammatory reduction system. The bruise-like marks trigger the body to send more blood flow to the particular area. Cupping is effective as a standalone treatment or in combination with acupuncture.
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
Acupuncture an effective option for care when treating injuries resulting from automobile accidents. Experts in Chinese medicine, encourage patients to seek treatment immediately after the accident and before injuries settle in the body. Many people involved in an accident often think their injuries are not severe enough for treatment, only to experience chronic pain in the future. Clinical data proves many chronic injuries (back pain, neck pain, headaches) typically stem from injuries sustained in auto accidents. Studies show that acupuncture increases blood flow to the injured areas and encourages targeted healing, decreases inflammation, and manipulates neurotransmitters to decrease pain in the body. Acupuncture is a tool to communicate with the muscles, bones, and ligaments of the body to facilitate healing and expedite your recovery. Regular acupuncture sessions after an injury can prevent chronic pain and inflammation in the future. Other modalities offered include cupping, scraping, Chinese herbs, and supplements which can all help advance the healing process.
Car insurance companies in Oregon and Washington are required to pay for medical treatments for a driver and passengers involved in an auto accident up to a certain amount, which include acupuncture treatments. The patients will not pay out of pocket and can seek acupuncture treatment without a referral. We will work with your insurance and help you navigate the sometimes confusing process. We also have an extensive network of referrals to help treat your specific issues. Contact our office today to discuss your auto accident case.
At Stayton Acupuncture and Wellness, we believe each person has the innate ability to heal. We employ personalized strategies to help individual patients unlock that ability. We combine the Chinese Medicine modalities of acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and herbal therapy with modern supplements and lifestyle counseling. We work with the patient to create a customized treatment plan to achieve your health and wellness goals!