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Acupuncture in Lenexa
Alleviate Pain and Manage Stress
A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, we use acupuncture to treat everything from back pain to insomnia.
For those with chronic pain or chronic anxiety and depression, you know that pain management can often lead to an overload of medication or invasive procedures. Acupuncture in Lenexa at Mind Body Shen is a pain-free, non-invasive alternative to pain management that boasts of tons of incredible benefits.
What it Treats
30 to 60 minutes depending on type of appointment
Those with chronic pain find this treatment to be especially beneficial. Acupuncture has also been shown to decrease chemotherapy related ailments.
There is no downtime associated with acupuncture; you are free to resume your everyday activities afterward!
Why try Acupuncture in Lenexa?
The stimulation of acupuncture points is believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This floods the body with chemicals which induce your body's natural healing response.
Non-invasive and pain-free
Acupuncture requires the use of very thin, sterile, single-use needles. We insert these needles 1/4 to 1/2 inch into the skin, which is shallow. Most patients report having absolutely no discomfort during treatment, and some may even find it relaxing.
While other pain management methods may simply mask one or two symptoms, acupuncture takes into account the entire body as a whole. Your provider may stimulate acupuncture points that are far away to your treatment areas. This is because we understand that the body is connected and the points we choose to stimulate can heal the body from the inside out.
The Acupuncture Process
What to Expect
At Mind Body Shen, we customize treatments plans based on your unique concerns and desired results. All of our treatments begin with an in-depth consultation during which we will discuss factors such as lifestyle, symptoms, and treatment details.
Ashley has created a lovely spa like environment for your acupuncture treatment. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows access to your elbows and knees. Acupuncture sites are all over the body, so your provider will tell you the site of the treatment, which may be far removed from the site of any pain. Ashley inserts very thin needles to help stimulate your bodies inate healing abilities.
Based on your goals, we can also add on any of the following services: Cupping Gua sha LED light therapy
Some people feel relaxed after treatment while others feel energized. There is absolutely no downtime associated with acupuncture, and you are free to return to all normal activities immediately following the treatment.
Before receiving your Acupuncture treatment in Lenexa from Mind Body Shen, we recommend:
- Make sure to eat a full meal 1 to 2 hours prior to your appointment.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
- Arrive to your appointment in comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does acupuncture hurt?
We use very small, thin needles for your acupuncture treatment! Most patients report feeling no pain at all.
How many needles do you use?
The number of needles we use for your acupuncture treatment at Mind Body Shen depends on the treatment area and desired outcome. During a typical treatment we may use anywhere from 5 to 20 needles.
How long do the results of acupuncture last?
Results depend largely on the patient's age, lifestyle, symptoms, and previous treatments. This means the results of acupuncture can last anywhere from days to weeks with some patients reporting relief for months following a treatment. This can include relief of pain, improved sleep and digestion, heightened relaxation, and reduced stress.
Tell us more about what you need using our Virtual Consultation Tool. Simply input your concerns and we'll provide custom treatment recommendations for your unique needs.