Treatment Options with Nicholas

Acupuncture is a healing system that helps us live our best lives.

Classical acupuncture, as Nicholas practices, tailors treatment to each individual; not just their condition, but their constitution, history and temperament. Treatments with Nicholas are not generic: they focus on the specifics of each person’s physical and mental states and are broken down into

The 74 Channels of Acupuncture:

The 12 Sinew Channels

Treat conditions of the muscles (sprain, strain, injury, neuropathy, numbness, weakness, loss of function), skin (eczema, psoriasis, rashes, herpes, etc.), sense organs (ear, nose and throat), allergies (environmental and food) and digestive function.

The 15 Luo Channels

Treat blood chemistry (which affects hormonal function), circulatory issues (angina, irregular heartbeat, palpitations, blood pressure, etc.), sleep (insomnia, fatigue), the emotions (depression, anxiety, rage, etc.), and mental function (blood chemistry affects brain chemistry).

The 12 Primary Channels

Treat conditions affecting the internal organs, as well as general physiological function (respiration, digestion, elimination, energy levels, gynecological, urogenital function, etc.).

The 12 Divergent Channels

Treat autoimmune and chronic degenerative conditions (arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, colitis, crohn’s disease, asthma, disc degeneration, etc.), issues relating to immune function, organ loss of function, chronic unconscious mental-emotional states, personality changes/dysfunctions, and addiction.

The 8 Extraordinary Channels

Treat congenital conditions that a person is born with, or that were inherited: conditions that run in the family. They also treat the so-called “curious organs”: the brain, prostate, uterus, blood vessels, bones, bone marrow, genitals, as well as endocrine function (menopause, hormonal imbalances).

Acupuncture Basics

Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine, with a history spanning more than 2000 years.

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How Acupunture Works

Acupuncture was developed during the height of Chinese culture, and used for centuries to treat conditions of the physical body, mind and spirit. Within the Chinese medical classics is a remarkable study of human physiology. Chinese Medicine is focused on “qi,” the source of all physiological function. Acupuncture treatment works with qi, to regulate body function, restore health and expel disease. Thin, hair-like needles are inserted into specific points along channels of qi on the body to create an energetic reaction. Combinations of acupuncture points reset physiology gone awry to invigorate the expulsion of harmful pathogenic agents causing symptoms.

Time & Treatments

Nicholas chooses which channels and/or treatments are relevant based on your type of condition, the level of severity and its duration. Healing takes time and commitment—conditions that are congenital, chronic, or with a long duration naturally require a longer course of treatment than recent, acute conditions.

The number and frequency of treatment depends on the individual, too. Treatments can be affected by lifestyle choices or prior medical therapies that may have interfered with the body’s ability to heal and function optimally.

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Rates

Nicholas’ rates are commensurate with the acupuncture field. Acupuncture is covered by some insurance policies. Ask Nicholas’ office to check and see if your policy contains acupuncture coverage.

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