Acupuncture is an ancient, all-natural form of holistic therapy. It promotes natural healing of the body. The science and art of acupuncture involves stimulating specific points along the meridians of the body. This can be done with very small needles, or with non-needle techniques. It is a safe and effective therapy with increasing popularity among a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.

Acupuncture offers many major benefits including:

  • Drug-free pain relief
  • Assist in prevention of disease
  • Treats both the cause and the symptom
  • Enhances the mind-body connection

What to expect during your first acupuncture session

During the first acupuncture session, Dr. Gates will assess your general health as each acupuncture treatment is customized based on the individual's concerns and overall health. The process will include questions relating to your current symptoms, past treatments, medical history, diet, etc. 

Based on this evaluation, Dr. Gates will choose specific acupuncture points for your first session. Subsequent treatments will scheduled as necessary to meet your short and long-term health goals. After your treatment, it is important to drinking plenty of water while avoiding caffeine and alcohol. Not only do these substances have a dehydrating effect, they can throw off your physical and emotional awareness.

Ready to get started?
If you would like to schedule an acupuncture appointment, contact our Charlottesville office today.