Acupuncture is a medical art that has been practiced for hundreds of years to manage chronic pains and illnesses. Today, acupuncture is sought after sports medicine treatment to relieve pain and inflammation caused by conditions that include tendonitis, osteoarthritis, or back and neck pain. Dr. Yanai and her team of experts will insert fine needles into specific acupoints to release tension, increase blood flow, and encourage healing and relaxation in the ailing area of your body for improved overall wellness.

How Acupuncture Works:

Acupuncturists at Directions Physical Therapy & Acupuncture holistically assess you based on observations and clinical examination, such as your medical history, pulses at 6 different locations at your lower arms (three points on each side), color and shape of your tongue, as well as inquiries such as your diet, sleep patterns, digestion, and more.  After comprehensive assessments, therapists inserts fine, sterile needles into the specific points called acupoints to improve the functions of the body which promotes the ability we all have to heal our own body. In addition to needling, moxibustion, cupping, massage or tsuina, may be used to maximize treatment effects.

Acupuncture can treat myriads of symptoms including:

After assessing your whole body, therapists at Directions Physical Therapy & Acupuncture determine the course of treatment that is most effective for you. They may decide to combine with other services DPH offers, including pilates for therapeutic exercises and other hands-on treatment in order to maximize the body functions and your ability to perform activities of daily living, leisure and sport activities you love!

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