traditions refer to the mind as a monkey, always active and moving from idea to idea, similar to a monkey in the trees. Meditation is a tool that helps still the mind.
Research shows that when the mind slows down, the body relaxes as well which decreases stress. Lowering stress helps to decrease blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and many other physical
symptoms that affect many Americans today.
There are many different
approaches to meditation. Some people like to sit in silence while focusing on a candle. Other may prefer to sit with their eyes closed, focusing on the incoming and outgoing breath. Some like to
chant a phrase that has special meaning to them, perhaps a positive affirmation or one with spiritual meaning. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to meditate – whatever quiets the mind and helps you
tune in with a resting state of consciousness.
is another form of meditation which helps decrease stress. Visualization grew in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s when biofeedback researchers started using visual imagery with biofeedback
devices to get measurable results. Today visualization is used in many relaxation therapies. It has been used with patients battling chronic illness, such as cancer patients imagining a stronger more
robust immune system to fight cancer cells. Training the mind to relax and remain focused can be challenging at first, and take time to cultivate which is why is it called a meditation “practice”.
However it is an invaluable tool in today’s hectic world, where we are continually bombarded with stimulation from morning to night. Take a few minutes at the beginning or end of your day to recharge
the batteries - from the inside out.
Acupuncture is a treatment
involving the insertion of fine needles into the skin to relieve symptoms (such as pain), strengthen the body’s immune system, and balance the body to facilitate healthy body
How does it
Acupuncture works by
stimulating the body’s qi (pronounced chee). Qi is the body’s life energy. It flows throughout the body in a series of channels. Each channel is connected with a specific organ and has specific
physiological functions, as well as emotional and spiritual components. When the qi flow is disrupted the body can experience dysfunction, ill health and/or pain. When the qi is flowing freely
through the channels all body functions, such as Sleep, Digestion, Energy, Immunity, Concentration, and Mobility are enhanced.
The insertion of the
needle is generally painless. Many patients do not even realize when the needle has been inserted. This is because acupuncture needles are solid and hair- fine, unlike a medical hypodermic needle
which is thick and hollow. Once all of the needles are in place, the patient usually becomes very relaxed. The lights are dimmed and gentle music is played. Many patients fall asleep during the
How long is a
During a treatment needles
are retained for twenty to forty minutes, depending
on the patient and the
condition being addressed.
How many treatments does it
take to feel relief?
Some patients feel some
relief after the first treatment. Typically, patients feel some consistent relief after three to five treatments. It is usually recommended to receive two to three treatments for two to three weeks,
followed by an evaluation to determine the need and/or frequency of further treatment. Complete relief varies from case to case. In general, acute symptoms resolve quicker than chronic or complex
Yes. All needles are
pre-sterilized, and packaged for single use. During treatment, the acupuncturist opens the needle packages, and inserts the needles, using proper clean needle technique. When the treatment is over,
the needles are removed and placed in a biohazard container, just like at a hospital.
Does insurance cover
Most insurance companies
have plans that cover acupuncture, though coverage varies from plan to plan. The best way to find out if you have coverage is to come in for a consultation, and let the acupuncturist verify your
benefits with your insurance company.
Who can be treated with
Everyone from infants to
seniors can be treated with acupuncture. Treatments vary accordingly. With adults and seniors, sensitivity and response to treatment varies, therefore different treatment techniques can be used to
achieve the best results for each individual.
What is the most common
condition people get treated with acupuncture?
For adults and seniors,
pain is the most common complaint. Low back pain tops the chart, followed by neck, hips and knees.
We offer a
variety of holistic health options to help you regain your health and live in optimal health. We specialize in gastrointestinal problems, detoxification programs, women’s health, disease
prevention, nutritional therapy, natural weight loss, food & environmental allergies and graceful aging solutions.
We also give you respect, caring, competence, and plenty of time. You will be supported in every way and your options will all
be carefully explained. You will enjoy the best of care, from the first phone call through every visit and follow-up.
EAT WELL TO FEEL BETTER!
At Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC, we consider nutrition to be a vital part of the treatment. We offer individual nutrition counseling to
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Individualized nutrition counseling
- Bimonthly workshops on nutrition and other wellness-related topics
such as stress management
- Food tastings
- Educational handouts
- Office presentations on nutrition and proper fluid