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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting thin, sterilized needles into specific points on the body with the aim of balancing the flow of energy or "Qi" within the body. The needles are inserted into specific points on the skin known as acupoints, which are believed to correspond to specific organs or functions within the body.

The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body's natural healing processes, reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and enhance overall wellness. Acupuncture is often used to treat a variety of health conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, headaches, digestive issues, anxiety, and infertility.

During an acupuncture session, a practitioner will conduct a thorough assessment of the patient's medical history and symptoms before designing an individualized treatment plan. The practitioner will then insert the needles into specific acupoints, which may be stimulated manually or with the use of electrical stimulation.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture offers several potential benefits for a wide range of health conditions. Here are some key benefits of acupuncture:

Pain Management: Acupuncture is commonly used to manage various types of pain, including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches. The needles stimulate specific points on the body, releasing endorphins and activating pain-modulating pathways, which can help reduce pain perception.


Stress Reduction: Acupuncture has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation. By regulating the body's stress response, acupuncture may improve overall well-being and quality of life.


Improved Sleep: Many individuals report better sleep quality and duration following acupuncture treatments.  Acupuncture may help regulate sleep patterns by promoting relaxation, reducing pain, and addressing imbalances in the body.


Allergy Relief: Acupuncture has been found to alleviate symptoms associated with allergies, such as sneezing, itching, and congestion. It is believed to modulate the immune response and reduce inflammation, providing relief for allergy sufferers.


Mental Health Support: Acupuncture is often used as a complementary therapy for mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. It can help regulate mood, enhance feelings of relaxation, and support overall emotional well-being.
It's important to note that individual responses to acupuncture may vary, and it is always best to consult with a qualified acupuncturist or healthcare professional to determine if acupuncture is appropriate for your specific health needs.

Initial Consultation and Treatment (90 minutes) - $120

During the initial consultation, Tammy aims to understand the client's health concerns, medical history, lifestyle, and goals. She may ask questions about your symptoms, existing health conditions, medications, diet, sleep patterns, and emotional well-being. She may also perform physical exams to help her gain a comprehensive understanding of the your condition. Based on the information gathered, she will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to the client's specific needs and goals.

Follow-up Treatment (60 minutes) - $90

The follow-up appointment builds upon the initial consultation and is aimed at continuing the progress and addressing any ongoing health concerns. During this appointment, Tammy will review your progress, assess any changes in symptoms and overall well-being, and discuss any new concerns or issues that have arisen since the last session. She may ask detailed questions about the effectiveness of previous treatments, changes in lifestyle or habits, and any improvements or challenges experienced.

Auricular Acupuncture (30 minutes) - $70

Busy schedule? Power down and restore with a 30 minute acupuncture treatment that uses 5 acupoints on each ear to elicit a deep relaxation response.  This treatment is beneficial for soothing the nervous system and leaving you feeling refreshed, calm and centered. Optional ear seeds applied at end of treatment for long lasting effects.

About Tammy Brady, DAc, LAc, Dipl.AC, RN

Tammy is a highly qualified and experienced healthcare professional, holding licenses as a Licensed Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse as well as Yoga Instructor certification. With her extensive education, including a Doctor of Acupuncture Degree and a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree, Tammy possesses a comprehensive understanding of both Eastern and Western Medicine.

 

Tammy's true passion lies in the body's innate ability to heal itself and using the modality of acupuncture to elicit this mechanism.  Her personal journey towards self-healing began in 2006 when she discovered the transformative power of yoga. Through years of dedicated practice and learning, Tammy has developed a profound intuition and a vast knowledge base, which she now utilizes to support others on their own healing journeys. She is well-versed in various healing modalities, possesses a deep understanding of the healing process, and recognizes the significance of energy work and creating a nurturing environment for healing.

 

Originally from New Jersey, Tammy currently resides in Berks County, PA, with her family. In her free time, she continues to expand her knowledge through ongoing studies, immerses herself in yoga and meditation practices, enjoys the beauty of nature, and cherishes moments spent with animals.

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