Acupuncture

Integrative Medical Center

Family Medicine & Integrative Medicine Doctors located in Irvine, CA

Acupuncture is a treatment that can leave you relaxed, yet energized. If you’re looking for relief from allergies, stress, addiction, or digestive problems, visit Integrative Medical Center In Irvine, California. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Jing Fang Li and Dr. Po Chen use this Eastern medical practice and other techniques to improve your health and restore your body to optimal well-being. To book an appointment with Dr. Li or Dr. Chen, call the office or click to schedule online.

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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a very effective natural treatment for all types pain and chronic disorders. Uniquely, it leaves you feeling relaxed yet energized while eliminating your problems.

How does acupuncture treatment work?

The classical Chinese explanation of acupuncture starts with the idea that channels of energy run in regular patterns throughout the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues and organs.

It’s possible to influence these meridians by “needling” points on the body. That stimulates the nervous system and creates a healthy and regular flow of energy through the meridians. As a result, your body naturally corrects imbalances that have to do with digestion, nutrient absorption, and energy production.

Acupuncture treatment can also release chemicals throughout the body that help to relieve pain, promote hormone balance, and trigger a natural healing response.

How many treatments do patients need?

The number of recommended acupuncture treatments varies from person to person. For complex or long-standing conditions, you may benefit from one or two treatments a week for several months. For acute problems, you might need fewer visits. For health maintenance, most patients can benefit from about four sessions per year.

Acupuncture can be effective when it’s used as a stand-alone treatment, or as part of a comprehensive medical plan. At Integrative Medical Center, Dr. Li and Dr. Chen create treatment protocols with any number of methods to meet each patient's needs.

What kind of results do patients expect from acupuncture treatment?

The increased energy and biochemical balance that acupuncture delivers can promote a wide range of benefits for physical and emotional well-being. Results may include:

  • Increased energy
  • Reduced back pain
  • Better digestion
  • Relief from respiratory problems
  • Regulation of menstrual cycles
  • Less physical and emotional stress
  • Fewer symptoms of allergies

Often, an acupuncture treatment can leave you feeling calm, yet energized, and with a more balanced and stable mood.

At Integrative Medical Center, Dr. Li and Dr. Chen bring decades of experience to ensure your treatments are comfortable and effective. To get started or learn more, click to book a consultation or call the office today.

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