Benefit from a time-tested traditional approach grounded in cutting-edge scientific evidence
The Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford takes the very best from all worlds, “conventional” and “traditional” medicine, to help our patients reach their goals. This allows us to take a truly comprehensive approach that honors you and your unique needs.
Acupuncture is a clinical tool that has been used for thousands of years to help generations of people from across the world. In recent decades, there has been a surge of interest and evidence supporting acupuncture. In fact, more than 13,000 global studies have validated the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating 100-plus medical conditions.
You may be an appropriate candidate for this safe and effective therapy if you suffer from conditions not limited to:
- Chronic pain
- Poorly-managed negative stress (distress)
- Other sleep disorders or challenges
- Digestive problems
- Hormonal imbalances
Acupuncture can resolve these and other conditions and ailments by reducing inflammation, boosting circulation, calming the nervous system, and increasing those “feel-good” endorphins.
Acupuncture involves a series of treatment sessions. As with all aspects of treatment, the number of sessions depends on your unique needs and responses to this treatment and other therapies. In general, initial treatment is administered on a weekly or twice-weekly basis. After this “acute” stage, maintenance doses may be needed once every one to three months.
Each session involves introducing sterile, use single-use thin needles into carefully selected points in the body. All aspects of the process are based on findings from evaluations, not limited to a review of your medical history, lab work, and pulse and tongue diagnostics. Some people feel better after just one treatment session! Though it should be emphasized, our team acknowledges and honors your unique experiences, biology, and situation or circumstances. Better holistic health is a journey, and acupuncture may be just one step in this healing process.
Additionally, acupuncture pairs well with other types of treatment, including electrical stimulation, physical medicine techniques (like Tui Na), infrared heat lamps, nutrition IV therapy, mind-body medicine, and botanical medicine.
If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture and other complementary therapies at our office, request an appointment today! Call the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford at (866) 320-6402.
Dr. Robert Kachko discusses acupuncture treatments at CT Center For Integrative Medicine
What is acupuncture?
Hi, this is Dr. Robert Kachko to talk to you all about acupuncture.
We use acupuncture as one of the many tools in our clinic to give you a truly comprehensive and holistic approach to feeling better.
Acupuncture is a tool that’s been around for thousands of years, and it’s helped generations of people recover from conditions like pain, digestive disorders, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, calm the nervous system, and increase endorphins, our body’s natural system of painkillers.
The treatments themselves last about one hour, where you come in, and we have a conversation about your health goals.
The treatments are painless, and most people feel quite relaxed. Many people fall asleep, and sleeping on an acupuncture table is like getting 2-3 hours of extra rest, even in that 30 or 40 minutes of treatment.
What is the process of getting acupuncture as a treatment?
The needles that we use are sterile, and we only use them one time before throwing them away. Although treatment results vary, most people do see an improvement in their condition.
Usually, it takes about six to 10 treatments, often done weekly, to see if your condition will improve. Now while some people feel better after just one treatment for others, it is a process.
We combine acupuncture with all of the other treatment tools in our clinic, including nutrition IV therapy, mind-body medicine, botanical medicine.
So if you’re interested in trying acupuncture, you might want to consider trying acupuncture in this comprehensive way where you’re also getting all of the other care you’re looking for.
We are here to help you with all of your health care needs. Make an appointment today.