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Acupuncture in Torrance CA

Acupuncture Torrance CA

Are you looking for acupuncture in Torrance? Can you imagine how effective a health care discipline must be to stand the test of time for hundreds of generations?  With a large portion of the media and research focusing their attention on the newest surgeries and medications, valuable and essential  forms of health care are being forgotten.  With acupuncture being practiced as a medical system for over 2400 years, its safety and effectiveness has been proven time and time again. At New Health Medical, we specialize in integrating our treatments with a variety of therapies and providers thus giving our patients greater access to care and health outcomes. Whether you want to eliminate pain, get pregnant, manage stress, or recover from surgery, our highly trained Acupuncturist offers a variety of services to help you heal.

Understanding Acupuncture in Torrance CA

Stimulation of soft tissue with acupuncture needles elicits neurological, endocrine, and immunological/inflammatory mechanisms, responses that promote healing and homeostasis, alleviate pain, provide stress relief, and induce physical and psychological relaxation.

  • Motor point/Electro-acupuncture
    The stimulation of motor points synapses between muscles and motor nerves to help reset dysfunctional muscle spindles and correct reflexive spasms and abnormal muscle function. This method is used for atrophied or weakened muscles and those that are not responding to traditional physical therapies
  • Cupping therapy
    A traditional healing method that uses suction to increase circulation and stretch tissue.
  • Herbal therapy
    Employing traditional and modern plant medicine science to safely and effectively prevent and treat of a wide range of health conditions.
  • Dietary therapy
    Dietary and nutritional recommendations effectively treat many health disorders, including gastrointestinal problems, allergies, chronic pain, fatigue, and mental health conditions.

How does Acupuncture work?

With all the toxins present in our various environments, it is important that our bodies are well suited to interact and deal with each challenge that we face.  While traditional and western explanations of acupuncture vary, each fundamentally deals with acclimating our body to our surroundings.  After thousands of years of research, various points across the body have been located that have a significant impact on our bodies overall physiology.  Typically, depending on the desired end result, fine needles are meticulously positioned at these points to stimulate various aspects of our hormonal, immune, and endocrine systems.  Once these systems have been stimulated, a number of neurotransmitters, natural pain killers, and hormones are released.

What should I expect during my acupuncture treatment?

The first thing to understand prior to an acupuncture session is that the needles used are much different than those that you would typically encounter at a hospital.  In fact, most patients describe their acupuncture treatment as a calm and relaxing experience.  In fact, some patients report feeling little to nothing at all.

On your first visit to our clinic in Torrance, we will begin by performing a thorough history and examination.  After the results are analyzed, we will identify the problematic areas and develop a individualized treatment plan.  After the sterile needles are positioned, patients typically rest for 30-45 minutes as the treatment take its course.  Depending on the individual case, massage, moist heat, or cold packs may be combined with the therapy.  The total visit typically lasts around an hour.

As with many conditions, the treatment effect can vary depending on the severity of the problem.  Many patients report feeling immediate relief, while others describe noticing changes up to two days following the therapy.  Depending on the patient and the number of visits, relief may last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks.  It will be important to monitor this so that your treatment schedule can be altered appropriately.

While side effects are minimal, some patients have reported minor bouts of nausea, bruising, muscle pain, and difficulty sleeping following their initial treatment.  If this occurs don’t be alarmed and notify your treating health care professional prior to your next visit.