Acupuncture

Our acupuncture services draw on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help vital energy, blood, and oxygen flow throughout the pathways found in your body. Ultra-fine needles are placed strategically throughout the body along various pathways. The stimulation of the needles helps organ function and promotes self-healing, offering a painless way to ease physical pain, calm anxiety, and bring your body back into balance.

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Electro-Stimulation 

Electro-stimulation, otherwise known as e-stim, uses mild electrical pulses to help relieve pain and improve recovery time for certain injuries. Like acupuncture, e-stim is used on targeted areas of the body and is a painless, noninvasive option to treat muscle and joint pain, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and even chronic back pain. It can also be used to help retrain muscles, which may help with stroke recovery.

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Cupping, herbs, AND moxibustion

Cupping therapy, both with and without herbs, has a range of uses in TCM. The procedure can be used as a form of deep-tissue massage, and it works to reduce pain and inflammation or improve blood flow. Cups placed on the body create suction, which then causes blood vessels to expand into the skin. Moxibustion, the practice of burning dried mugwort on specific points on the body, is sometimes used with cupping or acupuncture to help increase the circulation of vital energy throughout your body.

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Facial acupuncture

Facial acupuncture is used in conjunction with full-body acupuncture treatments, and it can provide youth-restoring benefits. The ultra-fine needles are placed strategically around the face to help improve the circulation of qi in your body. This non-invasive procedure may help stimulate the production of collagen to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing a painless alternative to traditional Botox injections. Facial acupuncture is also used to alleviate Bell’s palsy symptoms.

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Guided meditation

Guided meditation can help you cope with feelings of stress or anxiety, minimize negative or intrusive thoughts, or focus on mindfulness. Your guide will assist you with every step of the process, from relaxing your muscles to creating mental images, so you can meditate and heal. Guided meditation is a perfect companion to other types of TCM.

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Fertility 

Our TCM treatments, including acupuncture, can help prepare your body for pregnancy. Stimulating the flow of vital energy may ready the uterine lining for implantation, stimulate egg production, and ease stress and anxiety associated with infertility struggles.

Pain management 

Adding acupuncture and other TCM approaches can supplement your existing pain management plan. Through a whole-person approach, we can help ease symptoms of chronic pain, minimize discomfort, and help your body heal from injuries.

Bell’s Palsy

Acupuncture may help minimize the pain and discomfort associated with Bell’s palsy. Acupuncture can also alleviate paralysis in the face for a restored sense of confidence and greater function. Ultra-fine needles are inserted in specific points in the face coupled with estim creating stimulation for facial nerves to become active. 

Digestive health 

Our TCM treatments offer a host of benefits for those with digestive disorders. Acupuncture and other approaches can minimize symptoms associated with IBS, GERD, gas, and constipation, helping restore balance within the digestive system and throughout the body.

Depression & anxiety 

Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide an ideal companion for your doctor’s existing treatment plan for depression and anxiety. Guided meditation, acupuncture, cupping, and other treatments can help you feel more centered and reduce some feelings of depression, anxiousness, and helplessness.

Women’s Health

Acupuncture and other TCM principles offer unique ways to deal with women’s health issues, including infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum support. Our treatments can also help minimize symptoms associated with menstrual cramps, menopause, and perimenopause to help you achieve a better quality of life.

PURA ACUPUNCTURE, CALIFORNIA

Pura Acupuncture in California provides complete services to help you restore balance to your mind, body, and spirit. From treatments for depression, fertility,  pain management,  or even cosmetic changes, Pura acupuncture is ready to take care of your physical, mental, and emotional needs.

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FAQ

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture involves painless insertions of thin needles strategically placed on the body activating the body’s central nervous system, blood, fluid circulation, energy, and pathway/meridians that were discovered by the Chinese over 2500 years ago. The points on the pathways/meridians control/assist the organ’s functions and promote natural self healing by stimulation of the needles. 

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is painless. Acupuncture needles are much thinner than standard hypodermic needles used to draw blood. Hypodermic needles are 28mm in thickness while acupuncture needles are hair thin, 0.25mm in thickness. About 30 acupuncture needles can fit into the opening of one hypodermic needle. Slightly more sensation is typical in more sensitive areas such as hand, feet, wrists and ankles. 

Can I receive acupuncture with my regular western medical treatments?

Absolutely. Acupuncture treatments may even encourage/enhance other medical treatments to great advantages. Acupuncture is safe while managing/reducing pain, lessen some side effects on drugs, and speed the healing process on some conditions. 

How many acupuncture treatments do I need?

The number of acupuncture treatments depends on each and every patient.  While an acute condition should not require more than 5-10 treatments and chronic conditions no more than 15-20. If you are not getting results within 3-5 visits, it is highly encouraged to visit your primary care physician for checkup. 

If I am prescribed herbs, how long do I have to take them? What forms do the herbs come in?

All prescribed herbs are specifically customized for each patient depending on their conditions. The duration of consumption will also depend on your condition. The Chinese herbs come in powder form, capsules, teas, and tinctures. Discuss with your practitioner which form is best for you. Taking herbal medicine will speed the healing process in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. 

I am currently taking prescription medication. Can I still take herbs?

Typically Chinese herbal formulas are safe with little to no side effects, however some herbs could be harmful when mixed with pharmaceutical drugs. It is highly advised to please consult your acupuncturist or primary care physician before any consumption.