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Acupuncture now offered at Natural Medicine of Seattle!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Rachelle Forsberg is now offering acupuncture at Natural Medicine of Seattle!

Acupuncture is a form of medicine from China that dates back over 2,000 years. By utilizing the body’s own energy (called “qi” in Chinese Medicine) acupuncture helps the body balance, re-align, and ultimately heal. 

Pain and disease are signs that the normal flow of qi has been blocked. Acupuncture relieves pain and treats disease by opening up blockages of qi and restoring the normal flow of energy throughout the body.

Acupuncture has been used by doctors throughout eastern Asia to prevent and treat ailments of all kinds. Today, acupuncture is used around the world and is endorsed as a viable medical treatment option by both the United States National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization.

Acupuncture is useful for nearly any health concern. 

Currently, acupuncture is most well-known for its powerful effect in helping reduce pain without the use of medication. Acupuncture is also widely used for addressing:

  • Hormonal imbalances, such as menstrual irregularities
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms

It is also a common therapy for emotional support and is used for conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress reduction

Other health concerns that can be treated with acupuncture include: 

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Nasal congestion

During your acupuncture visit, very small, hair-thin, needles are gently inserted in the skin at specific points that help activate the body’s qi, promoting movement of energy and supporting the natural healing process. In some cases, massage and “cupping” may be used to loosen tight, sore muscles and promote the free-flow of qi throughout the body.

Most acupuncture visits last approximately 50 minutes. 

To begin, you will have a brief check-in with Dr. Forsberg, she will feel your pulses at your wrists and examine the appearance of your tongue to help determine what acupuncture points are most appropriate for your condition. Generally, the acupuncture treatment time is 35 minutes. During this time you will be resting on a massage table in a calm, quiet, treatment room.  

As both an acupuncturist and a naturopath Dr. Forsberg is able to integrate her understanding of Eastern and Western medicine into her assessment and treatment recommendations. You may be given instructions on diet, hydration, and exercise following your visit.  

The number and frequency of treatments varies for each patient. Usually treatments are recommended on a weekly basis, but sometimes treatments may need to occur even twice a week, initially. 

For more information on booking and fees visit our website at: http://www.naturalmedicineofseattle.com or call us at 206-535-7527

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