Overall 
Wellness

Daily stresses and poor nutrition can sabotage your well being. That’s why we are committed to helping you integrate natural ways to maintain and increase your health and longevity. So if you feel overwhelmed and you want to be more clear headed with more energy, or just be in a better mood, we understand and we want to help. Our Aim to Absolute Wellness program can help you achieve optimal health by using a holistic approach tailored to fit your needs. At AIM Wellness Clinic we specialize in finding the best way to help you overcome your challenges by using a personalized holistic approach that may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Blood analysis
  • Breathing techniques
  • Lifestyle suggestions
  • Improved eating habits
  • Prescribing Chinese herbs

At AIM Wellness Clinic we believe in a holistic approach. We do not have a one-size fits all program. We find out what is going on with you and what results you would like to achieve and then we make a plan to get you there, using systems that work.

 

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To learn more about our program, click the link below to talk to
Denise about getting your body back in balance.

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The mental stressors of life can show up physically in your body. At AIM Wellness Clinic Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we aim to help you balance your mind and body by diagnosing symptoms before they cause more harm to your health. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, we have a treatment solution for you.

 

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DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

If you are having problems with your digestive system, you may be feeling tired, bloated, and/or gassy. You may have heartburn or mental fogginess.  At AIM Wellness Clinic we know that having a good digestive system is key to having good health.  This is something we evaluate in the first step of our  “aim to absolute wellness”program.   It is very important that your digestive system function optimally in order to have optimal health and feel your best.

MIGRAINES/HEADACHES

If you are having migraines and headaches that are debilitating, or that you are “just living with,” you do not have to struggle anymore.  Acupuncture offers a natural, non-medicated therapy that works quite well, and quickly, in resolving this problem.  A combination of acupuncture and massage can relieve most headaches during an episode.  A series of acupuncture treatments can help prevent you from getting migraines and headaches by correcting the underlying imbalances creating them.

NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN

If you work on computers all day and/or have a lot of stress, you may have neck and shoulder pain and tension.  Our patients at AIM Wellness Clinic find that acupuncture is a great way to relieve muscle tension and spasms, promoting relaxation in any area of the body.  Acupuncture treatment relieves your aches and pains, and has a lasting effect.  Along with acupuncture, muscle release techniques, and sometimes cupping, we will also evaluate your posture and teach you stretches and exercises to minimize future episodes.

SPORTS INJURIES

Increase your recovery time to get you back in the game faster.  Quick recovery time is crucial for an athlete with an injury, or for your training routine, to get to the next level.  By adding acupuncture to your therapy plan, you will heal and recover faster.  Many professional sports teams keep an acupuncturist on staff. Our team at AIM Wellness Clinic has extensive experience treating all types of injuries associated with different sports.

BACK PAIN

If you get back pain, it can be unbearable.   Sometimes you must take a lot of anti-inflammatories or other medications, only to find they ”just take the edge off” of the pain.  At AIM Wellness Clinic, we use acupuncture, muscle release techniques, ultrasound, laser acupuncture and sometimes cupping, to decrease your pain.  We will also evaluate your posture and show you stretches and exercises to minimize future episodes.  We also have great relationships with local orthopedic doctors, physical therapist and personal trainers, so that we can create a complete and safe plan of treatment for you.  If you experience chronic or acute back pain, where the pain is local or goes down your leg,  “aim” can help relieve your pain and get you back on track with an effective, safe and natural approach.

JOINT PAIN/ARTHRITIS

Acupuncture can reduce inflammation in your joints, which gives you a safe and effective way to control your pain, whether you hurt from osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis.   You should notice less pain and be able to do more things within 4-6 treatments.  You may need a series of up to 10-12 sessions and then a tune up every 4-6 weeks.

 


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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old system that is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It is used to regulate and restore the balance of the body in order to assist and accelerate the healing process.  It is based on traditional Chinese theories; the flow of qi (energy) and xue (blood) through meridians or pathways that cover the body, somewhat like nerves and blood vessels.  According to this theory, when one or more of these pathways is blocked, illness pursues, or when there is an imbalance of energy, illness follows.

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of many health conditions.  The Chinese have recorded these points over a period of two thousand years.  In recent times, many scientific studies have established the validity of  acupuncture. The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO)  acknowledge that acupuncture treatment can effectively treat a wide array of acute and chronic  conditions.  Furthermore, acupuncture is known to provide quality effective healthcare that results in a healthier well-being.  By combining it with IVF, It has shown to improve not only pregnancy rates, but also take home baby rates. In men, scientific studies have shown acupuncture can increase sperm count, shape and motility.

What happens during an acupuncture treatment?

When you come to AIM Wellness Clinic , we make sure you are in a safe, clean and relaxing environment, so your experience will be in another world. When you first meet your acupuncturist you will talk about the reasons you sought help.  Depending on your challenges, we can talk for 10 minutes to an hour.  It is important to us to have an understanding of your situation, so that we can create the right plan for you.  During our talk we will also go over your medical health history, ask you lots of detailed questions that are very important to finding your Chinese medical diagnosis.

We will then examine the shape, color, and coating of your tongue and feel the quality of your pulse.  If you have any recent medical tests done, it is important to bring those in so we can review them, or we can request them from your medical doctor or lab.  We may also order blood tests for you.  By using these unique assessment tools, we will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition.

To begin the acupuncture treatment, you will lay comfortably on a treatment table.  Most likely you will barely feel the fine needles as they are gently placed into precise acu-points on various areas of your body. Within 10 minutes you will already start to feel your body and mind relaxing. The needles are usually left in for about 30 minutes.  During and after your treatment, many patients experience relaxed sensation that may last for many hours.  As you continue to get your acupuncture treatments, that feeling of wellness, will last longer and longer.

How many treatments will I need?

The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people will experience dramatic relief in the first treatment.  For complex or long- standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended.  For acute problems, usually fewer  visits are required, usually eight to ten visits in total.  An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.

What conditions are commonly treated by acupuncture?  Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

Cupping:

cuppingThe cupping technique involves using suction with glass cups over certain areas of the body, such as the back or abdomen.   It is often used to relax muscles, relieve pain, and increase blood flow to the area it is applied.  The sensation is similar to massage.  Patients agree that this method of therapy is relaxing, soothing and quite effective.

Moxibustion:

Moxibustion is the painless burning of the mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) herb over acupuncture points.  This warms and nourishes the area, and can move blood to increase circulation.

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Massage:

Pamper your mind, body and health in our relaxing and nurturing environment. Massage or body work is a powerful ally in your healthcare regimine. Our massage therapists will use special techniques to:

  • improve healthy circulation
  • relieve muscular pain and recover from athletic fatigue
  • enhance immunity by stimulating blood flow
  • regenerate scar tissue and stretch marks
  • release endorphins that work as the body’s natural pain killer

Studies have shown again and again the emotional and physical benefits of massage for everything from stress relief and accelerated healing to blood pressure and fertility.

Meditation:

Clear your mind, reduce stress and learn how to embrace a powerful practice for your mind and body. From stress reduction and weight loss to increased energy and enhanced sleep, meditation could be your most beneficial prescription to date. We help you weave meditation into your self-care rituals, helping to regain control and manifest a healthier, happier you.

Vaginal steam:

vsteamThis ancient practice has assisted women of royalty for centuries by Eastern cultures. The art of vaginal steaming is the process of delivering natural herbal remedies through steam right to the source. It is used to:

  • Increase fertility
  • Reduce menstrual discomfort
  • Regulate menstrual cycles
  • Post-natal rejuvenation for speed healing postpartum
  • Dryness or irritation due to menopause

 

 

 

 

The philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to strive to achieve a balanced body and way of life.   With the responsibilities of today’s lifestyle, it can be a challenge to take good care of yourself, so that you can look and feel your best. During your visits, we will coach you on stress reduction techniques, exercise programs, meditation and relaxation.  In addition, we will work with specialized practitioners in the fields of nutrition, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and personal fitness should you need even more thorough guidance.

Diet, Nutrition & Supplements:

It’s easy to fall into bad habits these days with high-stress on-the-go lifestyles, a fast-food culture, and toxic environments that wreak havoc on our systems. Evaluating your lifestyle and personal health requirements, we can recommend high-quality supplements that will provide essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements that will nurture the body.