Update: Due to space constraints, Dr. Emilie Salomons is now providing patient care out of Oak Integrative Health. We are excited to continue working closely together to offer the best integrative care possible for our mutual clients. Book an appointment with Dr. Emilie at Oak Integrative.

What is Acupuncture?

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture date back 3000+ years. The first and most important text noting Acupuncture is the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huang Di Nei Jing), written 2200 years ago. Over the past 2 millennia, doctors and scholars have documented cases and findings, creating a medicine with a profound understanding of the body and its relationship to its environment. These cases have helped direct and confirm the medical theories that are the foundation of Chinese medicine today.

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin filiform needles (single use, surgical steel) into specific acupoints on the body.

Acupuncture points are nodes where information passes through in the form of Qi (pronounced chee). Each point has its own functions. Depending on the combination of points stimulated, specific actions in the body are elicited. Points can be stimulated via acupuncture needle, acupressure (manual pressure) or moxibustion (heat therapy).

From a modern scientific view, acupuncture promotes endorphins, purinergic signaling, mu opioid receptor binding, electron transfer, autonomic balance and may help regulate dysfunction in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (HPOA).

Dr. Emilie Salomons provides acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, diet, lifestyle and supplement support, for all stages of reproductive and mental health, including:

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Preconception care
  • Fertility support
  • Pregnancy support
  • Pre-birth preparation
  • Postpartum healing
  • Mental health (anxiety, stress, PTSD, depression)
  • Perimenopausal symptoms
  • LGBTQIA2S+ reproductive and mental health care

Acupuncture is safe in all stages of pregnancy when provided by a qualified practitioner with specialized perinatal acupuncture training.

For more information on Dr. Emilie Salomons and the services she provides, please visit: www.emiliesalomons.com.


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