Integrative Medicine located in Auburn, WA

Acupuncture services offered in Auburn, WA

Pairing supportive therapy with traditional medical practice is a great way to improve your health. Dan Danforth, EAMP and Imani Owens-Bailey, ND/EAMP, and the experts at Docere Integrated Medicine use acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms of pain and discomfort. The providers in the Auburn, Washington, office believe in an integrated approach that combines Eastern and Western practices. Request an appointment through the online portal or call today to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a practice derived from traditional Chinese medicine. The practitioner typically inserts small, solid needles into various points of the body, stimulating nerves and muscles. In some instances, the acupuncturist uses forms of stimulation other than needles, such as heat, pressure, and friction.

In traditional Chinese practice, acupuncture helps re-balance the body’s energy, known as qi (chi), and provides a better quality of life. It is the disruption of this energy that practitioners believe cause the disease. Acupuncture serves as a method to regain energy balance and improve the flow of your body’s qi. 

Acupuncture serves as an excellent supportive therapy for those seeking additional pain relief. This procedure can help reduce pain in those suffering from a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Dental pain
  • Cancer
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture demonstrates improvement in some disease states. Stimulating the central nervous system engages the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Studies show improvements for the following conditions, just to name a few:

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Addiction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain
  • Asthma
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fertility 

Is acupuncture safe?

With qualified professionals, such as the team at Docere Integrated Medicine, risk factors remain low. You should refrain from acupuncture if you have a bleeding disorder, are pregnant, or have a pacemaker. Additionally, the needles used must be sterile to prevent infection.

Thankfully, the US Food and Drug Administration regulates acupuncture needles, which mandates they must be solid steel, clean, and non-toxic. Needles are for one-time use and disposed of following a procedure.

What can I expect during an acupuncture procedure?

The team at Docere Integrated Medicine examines your unique condition. Your condition helps determine the specific areas of your body that will best respond to an acupuncture treatment. They will also review your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate. 

Each needle requires careful insertion into place, where it can remain for up to 20 minutes. You may feel a small prick followed by tingling, which is normal and expected; most patients feel nothing during insertion. The entire procedure takes less than an hour. 

To schedule an acupuncture appointment, call the office in Auburn, Washington, or request an appointment using the convenient online portal.