What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture treats pain─all types of pain. But acupuncture is also an option for a wide array of health concerns. Acupuncture is a widely practiced branch of East Asian Medicine. Specifically, it involves the insertion of very thin, virtually painless pins into specific points across the body. Lines connecting these points called meridians or channels form the framework of acupuncture practice. Our intent as acupuncturists in Edmonds is to help guide and redirect energy or Qi (Chi) to areas in need of healing, or away from areas that are in pain.
There also are several non-needle techniques we practice in which acupuncture points are stimulated by various means other than with pins. For instance, we often employ acupressure or press balls to create similar effects as using the pins.
When you come to Edmonds Wellness Clinic for a treatment, our providers will discuss all aspects of treatment with you, including risks (such as bruising or discomfort) and potential benefits.
Why get acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a wellness and preventive oriented professional practice for patients seeking a drug-free alternative for pain management or to relieve the symptoms of certain health conditions. Acupuncture is a tool that can be used alone or as part of a larger medical treatment program. It is effective for treating a variety of common medical issues such as fibromyalgia, migraines and headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, menstrual cramps and labor pain, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, dental pain and even to provide relief for chemotherapy patients suffering from nausea and vomiting, or for rehabilitating stroke patients. Call to see if your issue is good fit for acupuncture.
Our acupuncture professionals
The medically trained, licensed acupuncturists at Edmonds Wellness Clinic:
Mark H Nolting, ND, L.Ac, DNBAO
The founder of Edmonds Wellness Clinic, Dr. Nolting is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, practicing naturopathic family medicine with a focus on healthy aging, neuro-hormonal imbalances, orthopedic acupuncture, prevention and wellness care.
Xie Che, EAMP, L.Ac.
EWC welcomes Dr. Che with her over 25 years of unique experience in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She specializes in difficult to treat cases and pain relief.