Brian Hornburg | M.A.,
Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac., Avazzia Specialist
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture (and oriental medicine) is a system of medicine that has been documented for more than 5,000 years. It is a system of medicine that has been used worldwide, yet only found its way to the United States in the 1970's.
Acupuncture is about observing the human condition. We look to find the ROOT cause of symptoms and imbalances. Your body knows how to heal itself and our goal is to bring your mind, body, and spirit into balance so that your innate healing systems can engage.
How Does it Work?
Tiny needles are used on specific points throughout the body to help bring balance and harmony, stimulate local blood flow, normalize the nervous system, improve emotional well-being (stimulating endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine), and lessen pain sensitivity.
Acupuncture needles are roughly the size of a hair and are inserted carefully into key points on the body to trigger an increase in blood flow to areas where it is blocked or stagnant. When healthy blood flow is restored, the body’s natural healing abilities are activated, sending the body back into balance.
Patients stay fully clothed throughout the treatment, however we will need to access your head, face, arms, hands, lower legs and feet. During the treatment, you will relax and take a time out from the stress of the outside world. You will leave the treatment feeling calm, focused, and refreshed.
Your acupuncturist, Brian, will create a treatment plan specifically for you based on your consultation. It is important to follow your treatment plan to achieve the best results. Just like any health and wellness routine – the key is consistency.
Meridians course the body providing pathways to achieve your optimum health.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are minimal but may include fatigue, slight bruising, tenderness at needle site, lightheadedness, temporary worsening of symptoms, and emotional release.
Who is a Candidate for Traditional Acupuncture?
Brian, our licensed acupuncturist will meet with you prior to your first treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate for traditional acupuncture, but most men and women looking for a natural approach to healing and overall wellness are candidates for traditional acupuncture. Those who are not eligible for traditional acupuncture include those with hemophilia or contagious skin diseases. We take special precautions when working with those on blood-thinning medication or tend to bruise easily. We have other needle-less options to help those not eligible.