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Meet Caitlin Toft, M.Ac., L.Ac. and discuss your individual needs in a private one-on-one session. A wonderful opportunity to ask questions to further your comfort level and understanding of acupuncture as a means to improve your health.
Acupuncture is an element of traditional Chinese medicine that has been in use for over 5,000 years. The basis of Acupuncture lies in the belief that a person's body contains a vital energy, called Qi (pronounced "chee"), that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines called meridians. Each meridian matches up with an organ system of the body. Disease or discomfort appears when there is an imbalance in the flow of Qi throughout these meridians. An Acupuncturist inserts needles into specific points along these meridian lines to restore balance to the flow of Qi.
Om Chakra Wellness Center is pleased to have our very own acupuncturist on staff. Caitlin is a State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and has a passion for Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
During an Acupuncture treatment, fine needles are inserted into the body at specific points to address specific health problems. There are more than 1,000 known acupoints, which have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of 2,000 years.
In the past three decades, electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location of these points.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for over 40 common disorders such as:
- Ear, Nose and Throat disorders such as Earache, Sinusitis and Laryngitis.
- Respiratory Disorders including Cold and Flu, Bronchitis, Asthma, Allergies and Emphysema.
- Gastrointestinal disorders including Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Constipation and Ulcers.
- Circulatory Disorders including Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Angina.
- Urogenital Disorders including Incontinence and Cystitis.
- Gynecological Disorders including Menopause, Post Menopausal Syndrome and Hot Flashes, Infertility and Endometriosis.
- Musculosketal Disorders including muscle pain, TMJ, Sciatica, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel and Fibromyalgia.
- Emotional and Neurological Disorders including Anxiety, Depression and Addiction.
First time Acupuncture clients, please allow one and a half hours for your first session. It will include an initial consultation with the acupuncture treatment. The acupuncturist will gather information about your past and present health conditions and life circumstances. Each treatment is then designed uniquely to address imbalances as they are specifically experienced by each individual.
Subsequent visits will last about an hour. The number of treatments required varies according to the client's individual needs.
Introducing Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture!
Rejuvenation Acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years in China as a way of keeping the face looking young and vibrant. This technique helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, evens facial tone, helps to lift sagging jowls and eyebrows and keeps the face looking 5 to 15 years younger with regular treatments. Om Chakra is proud to be the first center in Downtown Frederick to offer this amazing service.
Call today for a free consultation today!
Acupunture Detox Sessions:
- Free Consultation
- Detoxifying Epson Salt Foot Bath
- Full acupuncture detox treatment
- Relaxation treatment
Free Veterans & Active Duty Acupuncture
Semper Fidelis Health and Wellness is pleased to announce our newest partnership OM Chakra Yoga, Fredrick Maryland. Ken Cook, owner of OM Chakra Holistic Healing and Massage Center has truly created a center dedicated to natural healing. Now, he along with Caitlin Toft wants to share this gift with our Nations Warriors by offering free acupuncture the first and third Tuesday evenings at 6:00. According to Caitlin Toft, “holistic health care can make a significant impact on Veteran's Health. Especially with those who are suffering from chronic injuries, symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression and insomnia. It has always been a passion of mine to help people heal in a natural way, and I see Veteran's as being underserved in this area.” SFHW believes these guiding principles are consistent with our mission objectives of providing whole body wellness solutions to our wounded warriors and veterans.
Right now, Caitlin and Ken are only offering free acupuncture to vets, but are considering adding yoga to the mix so check out the FREE Community Yoga Class held every Saturday morning from 10:00-11:00am.
About Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness http://www.sfhw.org
Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness is a 501(c) 3 Nonprofit Organization that provides Integrative Health and Wellness Solutions to our Nation's Wounded, Ill and Injured Warriors.
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ABCs of Acupuncture
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 5,000 years, and is still practiced today in hospitals and clinics all over the country. It is arguably the oldest, most commonly practiced medical procedure in the world and is used by one-third of the world as a primary health care system. In the U.S., acupuncture is practiced by licensed acupuncturists that have completed national requirements that usually include a masters degree in acupuncture, or a M.Ac. Acupuncture is done by inserting sterile, single use, disposable needles into very specific points on the body. These points are selected to treat the underlying causes of presenting symptoms, in order to effect a change on the mind and body levels.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been found to be effective for many conditions that are both acute and chronic. This includes headaches and migraines, digestive issues, depression and anxiety, back, neck and shoulder pain, joint pain including tennis elbow and carpal tunnel, allergies, menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia and other stress related issues, infertility, and many others. It also helps to boost the immune system, and guard against future illnesses, while increasing energy and providing a general sense of well being
But I am scared of needles....
Me too! Fortunately, acupuncture are NOTHING like hypodermic needles you have encountered in the past. They are slightly thicker than a human hair, and look nothing like a syringe. Being so tiny, they feel nothing like any needle experience you have had before. Sometimes patients will repost feeling a dull ache or a tingling sensation. It is my goal to have your treatment time be as comfortable and relaxing as possible, never painful.
How long does the appointment last, and how long do I need to come for the treatments to be effective?
During our first appointment, we will do a full intake before treatment. This will include talking about your chief concerns, medical history, and current body functions. This allows me to assess your current medical situation and the underlying conditions. After this we will do your first treatment. I recommend that my patients come weekly for 6-8 weeks. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect in the body, much like an antibiotic. It is important to get you to a place where treatments will hold before spacing out to bi-weekly and monthly visits. After 6 weeks, we will assess your progress together, and determine the best plan for your treatment.
Does my insurance cover acupuncture?
Many insurance carriers are now covering at least a partial cost for acupuncture treatment. I encourage you to check with your carrier, and ask about the process for submitting claims. While we will not file any paper work for you, we can provide you the correct paperwork from our end.
Hope to see you soon.... and don’t forget to email me with topics for the next newsletter! Be well!
Acupuncture Treatment Pricing
| 60 Minute Session:
|Facial Rejuvenation :
Meet our Acupuncturist
Caitlin Toft, M.Ac., L.Ac.