Giulietta Octavio integrates Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Counseling, and Traditional Chinese Medicine to best assist you in being well. Please explore the pages that follow and find out more about what she treats and how she can help you.
Acupuncture is a physical medicine. It evaluates health by feeling the relative strength or weakness of a series of energetic pathways that run up and down the body. When an imbalance is found, very fine acupuncture needles are used to redirect the energy back to its proper place. One word for this energy is Qi. Qi is a physical and energetic force within all living things. It’s the active element of us that generates vitality and strength.
The acupuncture needles are not painful and many people find the effect of acupuncture to be both pleasant and profound. It is gentle enough for pregnant women or children and powerful enough to treat serious conditions such as acute pain, high blood pressure or menopausal symptoms. The treatment takes about and hour and while the needles are in you rest in a warm, quiet room and relax.
Acupuncture for Pain
The largest number of Western studies have been done about Acupuncture for the treatment of pain. “For people with chronic low back pain, this analysis shows that acupuncture is clearly effective in providing considerable pain relief,” says Eric Manheimer, study author and director of database and evaluation for the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. “The research also showed that acupuncture provided true pain relief. The benefit was not just due to the placebo effect.” Acupuncture can relax spasming muscles, allow the vertebrae to re-align, increase circulation in the area of pain, flush out lactic acid & other metabolic waste from the tissue and release endorphins to calm the mind. All this with no drugs & no surgery. Acupuncture can be equally effective for acute & chronic pain conditions.
Acupuncture for Stress
Acupuncture is well documented and highly effective at reducing stress. It does this by having a direct effect on the central nervous system. Specific points direct the body into parasympathetic mode. This “rest & digest” mode slows respiration, reduces muscle tension and releases “happy” brain chemicals. Over time, this can reduce the incidence of stress related disease, depression and anxiety. Acupuncture for stress relief can also boost immune function as it moves you out of adrenal fatigue or burnout. All in all, a better place to be.