WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture controls pain and improves functioning by inserting thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupressure points.
Acupuncture treats the human body as a whole that involves several “systems of
function” that are in some cases loosely associated with (but not identified on a one-to-one basis with) physical organs.
With Many years of clinical experience using more than 400 points on the body have shown the effectiveness of this healing modality.
In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain
- Hip, Leg, and Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Facial Pain/TMJ
- Menstrual Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Ankle and Foot Pain
Dry Needling vs Acupuncture
Dry Needling is a technique of inserting a few filiform needles into a trigger point area or the area of a knot. Dry Needling helps to relieve any spasm or muscle pain as well as release the knots in the muscles. Dry Needling is a great treatment for sports injury recovery.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles at specific points to stimulate nerves and release endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Acupuncture is excellent for relieving pain and tension in muscles.
So the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture is while Dry Needling is designed to address the body’s muscle system by relieving muscle tension through activation of the trigger point, Acupuncture is intended to treat the nervous system by interacting with nerve endings, releasing endorphins which in turn relieves pain and tension in muscles. Acupuncture is not limited to treating muscle pain only, but treats many more conditions
Plans and Pricing
Our acupuncture plans and pricing.
All prices are subject to change.*Plus Tax /No Refunds
- Includes 1 – 1 Hour Session
- Needle Placement
5 Session PackageBest Value
- Includes 5 – 1 Hour Sessions
- Needle Placement
3 Session Package
- Includes 3 -1 Hour Sessions
- Needle Placement
Stress & Wellness Treatments
At Tree of Life Therapeutic Massage & Spa, we offer a range of services to help you achieve optimal health and well-being. In addition to acupuncture, we also provide Stress & Wellness treatments that are designed to enhance the benefits of your session. Our Stress & Wellness treatments are 30-minute sessions that are fully customized to meet your unique needs. Here are some of the services we offer:
- Fire cupping: This involves placing heated cups on the skin to create suction, which helps to release tension and promote relaxation.
- Tui na massage: This is a form of Chinese medical massage that involves the use of deep tissue techniques and acupressure to relieve pain and tension in the body.
- Guasha: This is a form of bodywork that uses a tool to scrape the skin, helping to improve circulation and release tension.
Our Stress & Wellness treatments are perfect for individuals dealing with:
- Neck and shoulder pain and tension
- Anxiety and stress
- Digestive and respiratory issues
These treatments can help to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and improve overall well-being. Our experienced therapists will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. With our Stress & Wellness treatments, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
I have had migraines since I was a teenager. I’ve tried everything, medications, biofeedback, physical therapy, nothing helped long term, until I started having Acupuncture near me. I went from two
headaches a week to two headaches a month. And the relief started after
the third session. I can enjoy my life again!
So happy there is a place I can go for Acupuncture near me.
I have had issues with my hip for over three years. My doctor always sent me to physical therapy and only ever got a little relief. That is until I started going to TREE OF LIFE. The massage was amazing! I had been going for almost a year when my therapist suggested that I also do acupuncture near me. Between these two wonderful people I can say I feel the best I’ve felt in years!!! Highly recommend both of them. It has been the best treatment option for me!
I had severe low back pain and went for an infrared sauna treatment. While discussing my condition with the massage therapist, they recommended I try acupuncture near me. Wonderful experience with a positive outcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does acupuncture work?
Most commonly, inserting thin, sterile needles into the skin is used to stimulate acupoints. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may also be used. Acupuncture therapy can stimulate the function of the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. Whether they work through increasing circulation, stimulating nerves, or releasing endorphins, centuries of experience have shown how powerful acupuncture is for healing the body.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes, acupuncture is safe when performed by a licensed and trained acupuncturist. At Tree of Life Therapeutic Massage & Spa, our acupuncturists are certified and licensed by the state of Minnesota.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are much thinner than what are used for shots and blood draws, about the thickness of a human hair. Because of this, the sensation of inserting the needles is mild and almost negligible once they are in. Normal reactions to needling include redness in the area, a sensation of heat/cold, feeling of heaviness, or an electric “Zinger”.
How long does an acupuncture session last?
Acupuncture sessions typically last between 30-60 minutes, depending on your individual needs and treatment plan.
How many acupuncture sessions will I need?
The number of acupuncture sessions you’ll need depends on the condition being treated, its severity, and how long you’ve had it. Our acupuncturists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs.
What's the difference between Dry needling vs. Acupuncture?
Dry Needling is designed to address the body’s muscle system by relieving muscle tension through activation of the trigger point, Acupuncture is intended to treat the nervous system by interacting with nerve endings, releasing endorphins which in turn relieves pain and tension in muscles. Acupuncture is not limited to treating muscle pain only, but treats many more conditions
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Tree of Life Therapeutic Massage & Spa is proud to offer Acupuncture and Dry Needling services to Plymouth, MN, and the surrounding areas including Wayzata, Medina, Long Lake, Maple Plain, Orono, Mound, Minnetonka, Deephaven, and Maple Grove.