There are many styles of acupuncture that have developed over the thousands of years that acupuncture has been practiced. Some work better than others for specific conditions, and it is important to match the patient with the most effective style of treatment.
Because many of the health concerns we treat in the clinic are either caused or aggravated by the stress, frustration, and uncertainty we experience in modern society, we feel it is critically important to address and balance our patients on those levels, as well as treating the symptoms.
Simply put, many people have “lost” their ability to function at, or even near, their best level. In addition to treating pain and other symptoms of dysfunction, it is important to restore your innate ability to balance and repair your systems.
The vast majority of acupuncturists trained in the Western world use 8 principle acupuncture, even though this style was only recently developed in Mainland China and doesn’t do justice to acupuncture’s rich and diverse heritage. Unfortunately, this style of acupuncture attempts to emulate the Western medical model by reducing acupuncture down to a mechanistic set of protocols that can be performed by any competent technician of the medicine. There are certainly amazing 8 principle acupuncturists out there, but many of them have lost the real spirit of Chinese medicine.
At Olympia Acupuncture we combine traditional 5 Element and 8 Principle styles with other modalities based on neuro-anatomy, neuro-muscular motor points, trigger points, EFT, and Pain Neutralization Techniques to offer you a truly comprehensive treatment approach.
In addition to traditional acupuncture, our clinic also uses:
Emotional Freedom Technique
If you are ready to take control of your health and your life once and for all, then call our clinic today at (360) 943-0306 so we can discuss your healthcare needs and set up your first appointment. We are never too busy to help you!