- One 60-Minute Acupuncture Session
- Three 60-Minute Acupuncture Sessions
Each option includes an initial consultation.
Acupuncture Needles: Hair-Thin Instruments of Healing
Although many fear hospital needles, those used in acupuncture are much less scary. Check out Groupon’s examination of acupuncture needles to ease any lingering aichmophobia.
Acupuncture generally doesn’t draw blood—a testament to the skill of professional acupuncturists but also to the special needles they use. Unlike the needles commonly feared by hospital-goers, acupuncture needles are thin enough to slip through the skin without breaking any blood vessels. Although most are roughly the thickness of a hair or a pixie’s wand, they come in several varieties for different treatment types: thinner needles provide less stimulation and are often used for children or the elderly; shorter needles treat the head and face; and longer needles (up to 5 inches long) target the thighs and other fleshy areas to reach points along the body’s theoretical energy pathways, known as meridians.
Filiform needles are the most common, comprising a stainless-steel wire sharpened at one end and wrapped at the other to form a handle. With a quick, skilled hand—or the aid of an insertion tube—practitioners insert the tip just beneath the skin’s surface, and although a small prickle may be felt, once the needles are in, the patient shouldn’t feel them at all. Today, most acupuncturists use disposable needles due to their safety and simplicity, but some may use reusable steel or even gold needles, sterilizing them between use in the same way doctors or guitarists do their instruments.
The practice of acupuncture stretches back more than 5,000 years, well before stainless steel was a household commodity. Archaeologists have dug up traces of the implements early healers used to get energy, or chi, flowing properly through the body: sharpened stones were a popular choice, as were delicate needles of bone.
Southwest Rose Acupuncture
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We offer Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. With over 20 years of experience in the field, we are able to use different Treatment strategies and tools to help you get better. We specialize in pain, anxiety & depression, insomnia, stress, Women's Issues, auto-immune disease and more.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I have always been entrepreneurial, I prefer to work for myself. I am very creative and motivated. I am also very passionate about the healing arts and love connecting with people.
What do you love most about your job? I love the long term relationships, and heart to heart connection. It's a great reminder that we are all human with similar struggles. There is a lot of healing in that. I look forward to seeing my patients every day. It's amazing to see people improve and feel healthier. It greatly increases their quality of life. There is always more to learn, a new challenge, and I am very persistent in that regard.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? I get great reactions every day. I have many very long term patients. Sometimes you do get amazing results, helping someone out of pain, or simply listening to someone. It is a very rewarding profession in that regard.