Su Jok style acupuncture. “Su Jok,” translated from Korean, means hand and foot. The hands and feet represent a mirror image of the anatomy of the human body with all of its associated organs and structures. During this treatment, our acupuncturist will focus on these points to stimulation these healing points to generally give instant results.
To relieve the pain and stress that your busy life causes, try an invigorating acupuncture session. At A.I.M. HealthCare in Warwick, Rhode Island, Casey Beksha, DAc, LAc, LMT, offers acupuncture and a number of other holistic medicine therapies. To learn more and optimize your overall health, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online.
Wellness Acupuncture Q&A
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a centuries-old form of Chinese medicine that’s still popular all over the world. During your acupuncture session, your specialist places ultra-thin needles just under your skin at specific points known as trigger points.
The trigger points are sites along your meridians the pathways along which your life force (qi) travels
Each meridian pairs with organs in your body. Because all of your body’s systems are interrelated, when your qi is blocked, you suffer from a variety of illnesses.
The needle placement provokes circulation, activates your body’s self-healing processes, and unblocks your energy flow.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is an effective pain management solution and is especially helpful for people who are suffering with:
- Digestive disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Back pain
- Joint, hip, or shoulder pain
- Menstrual pain
- Respiratory disorders
- Premenstrual syndrome
How is Wellness Acupuncture performed?
The A.I.M. HealthCare team generally uses Su Jok acupuncture for overall wellness and health conditions. Su Jok is a Korean term that translates to “hand and foot.”
Your hands and feet contain small maps of your body. By accessing specific areas of your hands and feet, your acupuncturist can assess health and treat problems.
These tiny points in your hands and feet work like remote control stations. Through specific manipulation of a particular point on your hand or foot, your acupuncturist can correct imbalances and relieve pain in areas of the body, like your back or neck.
Su Jok can include hand and foot manipulation with very slim needles as well as controlled pressure and precise tissue movement.
What can I expect during an acupuncture treatment?
The entire team at A.I.M. HealthCare is dedicated to finding the root cause of your pain. That’s why, at your initial appointment, you have a thorough physical exam, and your provider asks several questions to understand your health history and your current condition.
Your acupuncturist helps you get comfortable and explains the procedure to you. They quickly press several tiny needles into designated areas across your body. The needles stay in place for several minutes, working behind the scenes to provoke internal healing.
Most people tolerate the brief discomfort very well and have no lingering pain once the needles are removed. Some people even say that acupuncture is relaxing. After the treatment, you can immediately return to school or work.
How many acupuncture treatments do I need?
It depends on your condition. Your acupuncturist meets with you to conduct an exam and customize a plan to get you out of pain and back to your normal activities. In general, you may need between three and six to get the most out of the therapy.
Don’t let pain stop you or steal your joy. Call A.I.M. HealthCare or book an appointment online to see how an acupuncture session can help.