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Acupuncture

Acupuncture
 

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Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice that involves inserting hair thin needles into specific points on the body in order to balance energy and blood flow to promote healing and well-being. 

Acupuncture is used to treat various physical and mental conditions, including pain, stress, and chronic illnesses. It is a safe and time tested medical modality that is often used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatments to restore overall movement and balance, reduce and eliminate physical and emotional pain and support immunity and good health. 

At FPCA, we practice the model of individualized, patient-centered, and science-based care and offer acupuncture with a specialty focus on pain management.
 




 
 














 

What Can Acupuncture Services Help Treat? 

 

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Sciatica

  • Bell's Palsy

  • Shingles

  • Post chemotherapy support

  • Injuries

  • Stress, tension & PTSD

  • Compromised immune system

  • Autoimmune disorder

  • Symptoms of aging

  • Insomnia

What Can You Expect From Acupuncture Care?

In a nutshell: Acupuncture will help restore homeostasis so that your own body's intelligence can heal itself.   Acupuncture care offers various potential benefits and experiences. Here’s what you can  expect at Front Porch Acupuncture:

  1. Initial Assessment: Your first visit usually involves a thorough assessment of your health history, current symptoms, and overall lifestyle. Dr. Gabby DAOM, L.Ac, CFMP will ask detailed questions to understand your specific health concerns.

  2. Personalized Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment, Dr. Gabby DAOM, L.Ac, CFMP will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs. This plan may include specific acupuncture points, frequency of sessions, and additional recommendations like dietary changes or exercises.

  3. Relaxing Environment: Acupuncture sessions typically take place in a calm and soothing environment designed to promote relaxation. Soft lighting, gentle music or white noise, and comfortable treatment tables are used.

  4. Needle Insertion: Dr. Gabby DAOM, L.Ac, CFMP will insert thin, sterile needles into specific points on your body. The sensation is usually mild, often described as a slight tingling or pressure. The needles are left in place for about 20-30 minutes.

  5. Immediate Effects: During the session, you might experience a sense of relaxation or even a feeling of euphoria. Some people report immediate relief from certain symptoms, though this can vary.

  6. Post-Treatment Feelings: After a session, you may feel relaxed or energized. Some individuals might experience temporary soreness or mild bruising at the needle sites, but these effects typically subside quickly.

  7. Ongoing Benefits: With regular sessions, acupuncture can help manage chronic pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, enhance digestion, and promote overall well-being. The cumulative effects are usually more pronounced with consistent treatment over time.

  8. Holistic Approach: Acupuncture often incorporates a holistic approach to health, addressing physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Dr. Gabby DAOM, L.Ac, CFMP may offer advice on lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments, and other complementary therapies.

  9. Minimal Side Effects: Acupuncture is generally safe with minimal side effects when performed by a trained professional. It's a natural therapy that can be used alongside conventional medical treatments.

  10. Open Communication: Effective acupuncture care involves open communication with your practitioner. Sharing your experiences and any changes in your symptoms helps tailor the treatment to your evolving needs.

Overall, acupuncture aims to restore balance and promote the body's natural healing abilities, offering a unique and holistic approach to health care.

"In a time of rampant opioid abuse in our communities,  Acupuncture offers a safe and effective way to address pain concerns without the use of drugs."

"The healer you have been looking for
is your own courage to know and love yourself completely"

“I was fortunate my first acupuncture experience was with Dr. Gabby, and I am sold! In my rec athlete days, I tore multiple muscles, separated my shoulder, and strained a few other things, plus I have a collagen disorder. If it weren't for Dr. Gabby LITERALLY stitching me back together, I would not be where I am today. She helped me step lightyears forward in my healing - accelerating my physical, emotional, and spiritual healing in ways I have sought for years. She guides you, but also allows you to direct the sessions so you feel yourself gaining control of your frame - further strengthening your sense of intuition. I always walk out of her treatments feeling fuller, energized, and yet calm - ready to tackle whatever task lies ahead of me. Can't recommend her enough! Thank you Dr. Gabby :)"
Bryson C.

Alexa Young, CA

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