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COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

 

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, simplest and safest forms of health care in the world.

Acupuncture works through stimulating specific acupuncture points, which corrects blockages or imbalances in the flow of qi (energy) through energy channels known as meridians. When qi stagnates, it can cause physical pain, disease and/or emotional distress. When the blockages are removed, the qi can move freely which stimulates the bodyʼs self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms. This means that it can treat a wide range of problems without causing any negative side effects. In fact, the main side effects of acupuncture are all positive; no matter why someone is seeking treatment or where an acupuncturist places the needles, acupuncture may produce the overall benefits of: increased energy, reduced stress, lower levels of inflammation, better sleep, improved moods and often an improved sense of well-being and relaxation. This makes acupuncture particularly helpful to cultures living in fast-paced lifestyles producing a high level of stress.

Acupuncture is good for treating chronic problems such as diabetes, hypertension and arthritis which can be managed but very rarely reversed or cured. Acupuncture is similarly effective for treating garden-variety problems such as headaches, back pain, joint stiffness, muscle tension and stress.

Acupuncture isnʼt like other kinds of health care, because its tools and essence are so simple, and because it encourages the internal resources of the person receiving it. For people suffering from some manifestation of pain or stress, especially if itʼs interfering with their ability to live their lives, acupunctureʼs potential is profound. Relief without side effects and without drugs.

 

WHY COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture treatments build on each other as a cumulative therapy. Each individual and condition requires a different course of treatment, and it is important to receive regular treatments spaced closely enough to receive full benefits. This can be an unaffordable process within the usual system of individual appointments. Community acupuncture is done in a group setting where each individual is given treatment and then shares space and time in a comfortable and relaxing space to allow the treatment to settle in and complete. This sharing of space allows for the cost of treatment to be reduced and some say the experience can be enhanced by  receiving treatment in a group setting.

Community Acupuncture is a donation-based fee, ranging from $15-$40 per visit, with the first visit being $25 ($15 + $10 initial intake.)   

The duration of each appointment will range from 45-60 minutes but you are welcome to stay longer.  

When you schedule an on-line appointment (below), the fee will show up as “$0″ because we would like you to pay when you arrive for your appointment.

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT click here.

 

LISA GRANT, L.Ac., MAOMLisa Grant bio pic

I am a diplomate with the NCAAOM, licensed to practice acupuncture in four states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and two out on the East Coast. I attended both of the acupuncture schools in the Cities, finishing up at Northwestern Health Sciences University after 5 and a half years of study. I have worked at many different kinds of clinics: an AIDS clinic, a homeless shelter, and at the Courage center where I worked with patients who suffered severe strokes, spinal cord injuries and TBIs. I work with people suffering from digestive complaints to issues of fertility to migraines and immune system deficiencies.

My first Masters degree and former career focused on teaching English to adult immigrants. When not working, I enjoy being outside with my 13 year old Border Collie Ruby, bird watching, reading, listening to music, and watching movies.  I am excited and grateful to be part of the the “Calmest Revolution” which is making community acupuncture available and to share my passion through Tula Yoga & Wellness.

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