What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine that has been around for thousands of years. The purpose of acupuncture is to bring the body back to homeostasis (regulation of body). Acupuncture clears the body of toxic ailments, relax the body and promote emotional well-being.
All these wonderful benefits of acupuncture are generated by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points to activate meridians in your body. Once the meridians are activated the body will naturally heal itself.
Balancing emotions also plays a big role in acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture will regulate your mood, reduce stress and anxiety by slowing down production of stress hormones and balancing the bodies natural neurochemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine.
Other physiological effects observed through the body include: increased circulation, decreased inflammation and an increase in T-cell count, in which stimulates the immune system.
There are 2 life forces Yin and Yang. These forces control our chi (energy) throughout our bodies meridians (pathways). Illness is a result of yin and yang being in disharmony. When an acupuncture needle is inserted into the body it will cause energy to flow into our meridians. This momentum frees up stagnation that has been ruminating in our body and shifts the body to go into homeostasis (normality). The result being a balance of Yin and Yang getting the body to work at its optimal capacity.
Acupuncture stimulates the muscle and sensory neurons that send a message to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). By Stimulating the NS there is a release of neurotransmitters that will block messages of pain from being delivered to the brain. This block is one of the keys to reducing pain levels in the body. Endorphins are also released to further decrease pain.
Maya Martinez, LAC
Maya is a Bilingual Spanish Speaking, Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Oregon.
Master’s in Acupuncture, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
- Herbal Medicine
- Therapeutic Massage
Insurances Currently In-Network & Accepted
- Pacific Source
- United Healthcare
- Regence Blue Cross
- Care Oregon
She accepts all motor vehicle insurances. * Note: referrals are not necessary for motor vehicle accidents!
Acupuncture Treatment Catagories
- Acupuncture for Auto Accident Injuries
- Acupuncture for Sports Injury
- Acupuncture for Workers Compensation Injuries
- Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal
- Acupuncture for Joint Pain
- Acupuncture for Acute & Chronic Pain
- Acupuncture for Neurological Pain
- Acupuncture for Headaches & Migraines
- Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety