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Acupuncture with Betty Lou Hunt, P.T., C.A.F.C.I


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique developed thousands of years ago in the Far East that involves placing very fine needles into points throughout the body, helping to balance and open the natural flow of energy or QI (chee) throughout the meridians, or pathways for the body. Acupuncture is best known in the West for it's relief of pain. The needles stimulate the body, to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. The endorphins result in the relief of pain, relaxations and help to restore the body's natural balance.

What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used for a large variety of disorders. First Betty Lou makes a diagnosis of the imbalances by interviewing the client and then chooses the points.


Disorders that Acupuncture has been successful in treating include:

- Respiratory Disorders                                            - Urinary, Menstrual $ Reproductive Disorders

- Sinusitis                                                                 - Digestive Disorders

- Neurological & Musculoskeletal Disorders                - Diarrhea

- Migraines                                                               - Constipation

- Neck and Back Pain                                              - Gastritis

- Frozen Shoulder                                                    - Hyperacidity

- Tennis Elbow                                                         - Spastic Bowels

- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome                                       - Addictions

- Sciatica                                                                 - Insomnia

- Arthritis                                                                 - Osteoarthritis & Tendonitis


Can you feel the needles?

The needles are very fine sterilized disposable needles, which the client does not feel once they are in place. If they are felt by the client, they are adjusted so there is no sensation present. Most clients find treatments relaxing and have minimal discomfort.


How do I prepare for a Treatment?

- It is best to have a small meal of some juice prior to treatment

- Wear loose comfortable clothing

- Avoid nicotine or caffeine an hour before and several hours after treatment

- Plan to go home and rest after treatment and avoid heavy work for the rest of the day

- Avoid alcohol or sedatives 4 hours prior to treatment

- Pain medication may be taken as required

Programs with Betty Lou:

- Quit Smoking

- Weight Loss

- Pain relief with menstration

- Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) which is very effective for muscle pain