What is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine is a medical healing art and science that originated over 3,000 years ago. This system of medicine is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of “Qi”, the vital life energy present in all living organisms. The work of the practitioner is to bring balance to the body through the formulation of a treatment plan using the modalities of acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxibustion, and Qi Gong.
Acupuncture is a healing therapy involving the insertion of micro-thin needles into specific points along channels in the body. These points help rebalance the flow of energy and consequently restore health.
Patients typically experience deep relaxation during and after their treatment as the flow of energy is restored. Acupuncture is effective for treating a variety of conditions. The number of treatments required varies according to a person’s vitality and whether their condition is acute or chronic in nature.
Acupuncture Visits with Dr. Katina Martin
Acupuncture appointments involve a thorough health history intake, tongue and pulse diagnosis, followed by a 30-40 minute session of acupuncture. The initial visit is 90 minutes, while follow-up visits are 50 minutes.
Dr. Martin received her Chinese medical training at NCNM in Portland, Oregon. She was granted a Master’s in Oriental Medicine after six years and 2000+ hours of academic and clinical training and is licensed in the state of Vermont to practice acupuncture. We offer acupuncture treatments for the Middlebury & Addison county area in our Salisbury office, and for the Chittenden county region in our Burlington office.