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AN INTRODUCTION TO ACUPUNCTURE

Introduction to Acupuncture's History:

Acupuncture, a pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), boasts a rich history extending over 2,500 years. This ancient therapy is built on the philosophy of harmonizing the body's vital energy, or "Qi," through the insertion of thin needles at specific body points. Ancient practitioners believed this would unblock energy pathways and restore balance, leading to healing and health. Over centuries, acupuncture's foundations have expanded with a blend of art, science, and intuition, earning global recognition.

Acupuncture in Western Healthcare:

While acupuncture's roots lie in TCM, it has increasingly found a place within western healthcare over the last few decades. Western medicine, driven by scientific inquiry, has researched acupuncture's mechanisms and efficacy. Evidence shows acupuncture can stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue, triggering the body's natural painkillers and promoting healing. As an integrative approach, it's used alongside conventional treatments for conditions like chronic pain, migraine, and postoperative nausea, improving patient outcomes.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Health and Wellness:

Acupuncture's holistic approach helps individuals pursue comprehensive health and wellness. By aiming to restore the body's balance, it addresses both physical and emotional ailments. It can alleviate chronic pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, enhance immune function, and boost overall well-being. Moreover, acupuncture can serve as a preventive measure, reinforcing the body's resilience against disease. Integrating acupuncture into one's wellness routine can lead to enhanced vitality, increased energy, and a more harmonious state of health.

OUR ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAM

At Effect Therapy, we see acupuncture as more than just an occasional treatment—it's a journey of discovery towards holistic health and wellbeing. We are dedicated to helping our clients understand the profound potential of regular acupuncture sessions. From providing relief from various ailments to promoting overall wellbeing, acupuncture is a comprehensive approach to health.

 

Our skilled acupuncturists apply their knowledge of this ancient practice in a way that is relevant and meaningful in today's world. We help you to understand your body’s energy, or Qi, and work to balance and harmonize it for optimal health.

OUR ACUPUNCTURISTS

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Jared Stone, Dr.Ac, M.Sc

  • Registered Acupuncturist

  • Masters in Neuroscience 

 

We're thrilled to introduce Jared Stone, a highly skilled and certified acupuncturist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.

 

Alongside his education in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jared also possesses a Master's degree in Neuroscience. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that his fervor revolves around the intricacies of the brain and mental health.

 

In addition to Pain Management, Jared's areas of expertise and keen interests encompass various conditions, including:

  • Stress

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks

  • Weight Loss

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Depression, Bipolar, Postpartum Depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Fertility

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Aging, and more)

  • Stroke and Brain Damage

  • Seizures, Tics, and Tremors

  • Paralysis

  • ADHD

  • Schizophrenia and other Psychoses

  • Developmental Disorders, including Autism

  • Addiction

  • and much more

 

Beyond his work at Effect Therapy, Jared actively engages in ongoing research and is currently involved in conducting imaging experiments focused on the relationship between the brain, behavior, and acupuncture. However, his most significant role extends beyond his professional endeavors. Jared cherishes his role as a loving husband, married for over 20 years, and as a proud father to three wonderful daughters.

OUR TREATMENT SPACES

At Effect Therapy, we believe the treatment space is crucial in delivering optimum health outcomes. A well-designed environment fosters comfort, safety, and healing for clients, while enhancing focus and efficacy for practitioners.

 

Our space marries functionality with tranquility, with each detail meticulously considered. We've invested significantly in high-quality equipment, ergonomic furniture, and soothing aesthetics to ensure an environment that promotes relaxation and trust. Noise reduction measures allow for privacy and calm, while stringent cleanliness protocols maintain safety and hygiene. By prioritizing this integral aspect of care, we've crafted a sanctuary where effective treatments and wellness journeys can truly flourish.

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