Acupuncturist in Solana Beach
Acupuncture and Acupressure Therapy in Solana Beach, CA: Acupuncture has been helping people for a long time. It has become more widespread and popular in the US in the last 20 years, with an estimated 2.1 million Americans using it last year alone. Acupuncture is an ancient healing art based on inserting sterile needles into strategic points on the body that lie along specific energy meridian pathways. It is a non-invasive therapy that has been used to treat a number of conditions.
It can include a number of other techniques including electronic stimulation, magnets or lasers to acupuncture points for enhanced healing. Acupressure is also used.
Acupuncture can be used to manage pain as well as to alleviate the nausea one may feel from chemotherapy. Used as an independent treatment for some conditions, it can also complement other healthcare therapies.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture can treat a myriad of symptoms and conditions including:
- Chronic Headaches
and the list goes on and on…
lupus, celiac disease, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, palpitations, poor circulation, rapid heart beat, back pain, shoulder pain, nausea, excessive hunger, bloating, eczema, rashes, hives, dry skin, acne, frequent colds, sinusitis, sore throat, tinnitus, menopausal symptoms, PMS, PCOS, fertility, trigeminal pain, Bell’s Patsy, post stroke support, numbness, difficulty breathing, cough, asthma, COPD and much more.
Acupressure therapy is an alternative medicine technique that is similar to acupuncture but without the use of needles. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through the body. During this treatment, pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages of the flow of energy throughout the body.
Pressure is applied with the hands or elbows. As these acupressure points are stimulated, muscular tension releases, circulation of blood is promoted and the body’s life force energy is enhanced to aid in healing.
Our Licensed Acupuncturists
Dr. Dawn Liu, Jim Chialtas and David Snyder are all licensed acupuncturists who have been treating patients in the Solana Beach area with this amazing therapy for many years.
Each acupuncture session is generally 30-40 minutes long depending on your individual needs. During the session, patients will lie down on a table in a private, comfortable and relaxed environment. Very thin, sterile needles (used 1 time per patient) are placed in specific points on the body. Most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort. Some of our patients even fall asleep during the session because they find treatment to be so relaxing!
Dr. Liu is amazing. I have been seeing her twice per week for only three weeks now and I already feel so much better, it’s shocking!
I used to run distance with no problem, then started developing a pain in my lower back so bad that I had to stop running at less than one mile. It was extremely frustrating and discouraging. I’m already back to almost 3 miles per day and am excited to keep pressing on to get back to where I was before!
She is so thorough and spends so much time with you. She really cares about you and wants to help you get better. We’ve spent time running and even discussing nutrition. If you visit her regularly, implement the running form recommendations she makes and foam roll on your own time, it works!
I was in mercy to my pain, and I made a same day appointment with Dr. Liu and told her about my symptoms. After a very thorough assessment, she was quickly able to pin point what was going on. My rib was completely in tact, but my psoas muscle was completely inflamed. She did some body work on my abdominal muscles (A.R.T.), and I immediately felt 40-50% less pain. I made an appointment 2 days later, and by that time my pain decreased to 70%. After my 2nd appointment of A.R.T. with Dr. Liu, my pain was down to 90%! She is so beyond educated and experienced, I was very impressed. I will see her for a few more appointments, then add in her recommendations to my self-care routine.
My insurance doesn’t cover treatments out of my network, so I paid out of pocket. It can get expensive that way, but I really feel like what you get from every visit is beyond worth the out of pocket cost. If you have ANY pain, make an appointment with Dr. Liu, I had amazing results with her, and I’m sure you will also.