What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine modality practiced for more than 3,500 years in China. It is currently practiced in most countries of the world and is continuing to grow in popularity due to its acceptance by the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health. These organizations have sponsored studies that support the efficacy of acupuncture for various medical complaints.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture and other Chinese modalities can help patients with a broad range of acute and chronic symptoms, including:
- Acute and chronic pain – anywhere in the body including headaches/migraines
- Cognitive problems – lack of concentration, poor memory and inability to focus
- Digestive irregularities – bloating, changes in bowel habits, weight changes, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and vomiting
- Energy problems – fatigue, tiredness and lack of motivation
- Fertility difficulties – difficulty conceiving and maintaining a pregnancy to term
- Gynecological concerns – irregular menstrual cycle and painful menses, endometriosis and PMS
- Menopausal symptoms – hot flashes and night sweats
- Musculoskeletal problems – low back pain, muscle, tendon and joint pain, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and repetitive motion injuries
- Respiratory problems – difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, asthma, allergies, sinus and bronchial trouble, colds and flu
- Sleep problems – inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or sleep soundly and restfully
Courtney Mui, L. Ac.Meet our Razor Sharp’s Acupuncturist
Courtney presents a range of holistic treatment options to match her client’s needs, and to gently and effectively treat a wide range of conditions. She listens to the body and creates individualized treatment plans to address the root of the problem, thereby achieving lasting results. Courtney’s focus in treatment includes:
- Anxiety, depression & stress related symptoms
- Digestive complaints including IBS, constipation & acid reflux
- Low back pain & fibromyalgia
- Sinusitis, allergies, colds & flus
- Headaches & migraines
- Insomnia & sleep disorders
- PMS & menstrual irregularities
Chinese Medicine Modalities
Acupuncture — Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.
Cupping — Designed to stimulate the movement of blood and qi within the muscle layers of the body, cupping is used for sore muscles, tension, asthma, pain and the common cold. Small glass cups are placed over the large muscles of the back. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction, and the skin is slightly stretched and pulled up into the cup, pulling stagnant blood and lactic and uric acids to the surface layers of the body.
Tui Na — Tui Na translates to “push and grasp,” and helps to move qi and blood throughout the body, relieving muscle pain, tension and inflammation by manipulating and stimulating the acupuncture points and the muscle’s connective tissues. The hands-on manipulation of acu-points is called acupressure, and is considered to be acupuncture without needles.
Gua Sha — The gua sha technique is used to release muscle tensions, tightness and restriction. A specialized tool is used to gently scrape the skin over a problem area. The scraping creates a slight irritation on the skin by placing small micro-tears into the affected area, which the body is then stimulated to heal. It’s a similar process to that of cupping therapy, where it pulls stagnant blood, and uric and lactic acids to the surface.
Courtney earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish from UW—Madison in 2008. After completing all pre-med coursework, Courtney studied acupuncture in Wisconsin at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and Colorado at the Southwest Acupuncture College, and is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She is a passionate and insightful practitioner who supports others in achieving their health goals. Courtney empowers her clients to take control of their health to resolve symptoms, regain vitality, and prevent sickness and disease.
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Initial Intake/First Time Visit 90 min.:
Members $75/Non-Members $85
Acupuncture, 60 min.:
Members $60/Non-Members $70
Acupuncture with Accessory Service, 90 min.:
Members $90/Non-Members $100
Accessory Services (Cupping, Gua Sha or Tui Na) 30 min.:
Members $45/Nonmembers $55
For more information or to book an appointment, call (262) 321-0200.
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