Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for many different health conditions, disorders, and problems. It has also proven to be an invaluable tool in helping people to prevent future health problems. The Acupuncturist, as a trained Herbalist, will often suggest an herbal supplement to assist with the healing process. We use the highest quality herbs available.
Acupuncture literally means “needle piercing," the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints) for therapeutic purposes. Along with the usual methods, the practitioner also uses heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points. The acupoints are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (Qi) in the body in order to restore health.
Acupuncture works to restore and balance the flow of blocked Qi . Health is more than the absence of disease. It is the free and harmonious flow of Qi which translates into a positive feeling of well-being and vitality from the body, mind and spirit.
Its actions are regulatory, encouraging the body to make natural changes from within. Acupuncture can treat acute and chronic conditions and can help in many situations where Western medicine may have limited solutions.
Acupuncture not only treats illness, but can also prevent disease and help build the immune system. It can help increase energy, preserve youth and promote longevity. Schedule an appointment today with Boulder Acupuncturist, Amy Dickinson or Anne Devereux.
Amy Dickinson, BA, L.Ac.,MTCM, is an Associate Professor at Southerwest Acupuncture College, and past Conference Chair and Vice President for the Acupuncture Association of Colorado.
Amy Dickinson, L.Ac., grew up in Boulder Colorado. Following her graduation from The University of Colorado, she taught English in Japan and traveled extensively in Asia. She earned her Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious Five Branches College and Clinic in Santa Cruz, CA. During her four year course of study, she was an Advanced Intern at the Zhejiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. She was able to study Gynecology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology under some of the most respected Doctors of Chinese Medicine in the world. She passed the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam, considered by many to be the highest credential in the Western Hemisphere. Her education strongly emphasized the use of Herbs and the integration of both Chinese and Western Medicine.