Quality of Service
Our commitment is to provide the Minneapolis/St Paul community client centered service that is second to none in our area of expertise. Utilizing today's knowledge and yesterday's wisdom we seek to develop a healthcare resource that is better balanced for the modern lifestyle. We feel the service of modern healthcare needs to be lifestyle accessible resulting in a more organic experience of health and healing.
Your first acupuncture visit will involve an in-depth assessment of your condition and usually includes a same day initial treatment. The intake and treatment usually take an hour or so but we ask that you show up about 20 min early to your first visit to help us complete the paperwork. Typically follow-up acupuncture treatments require approximately 30-50 minutes. Read More about Acupuncture treatment...
Minnesota Acupuncture License/Certification
All acupuncture practitioners practicing with Everspring Health practice under Minnesota Statute 147B and are licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. To fulfill this requirement acupuncture practitioners will have completed a three or four year Master’s program and they will be nationally board certified in their area of expertise.
Acupuncture is a therapy most commonly recognized within the healing system of Oriental Medicine. In general Oriental Medicine is an umbrella categorization of the many cultural traditions cultivated throughout centuries in eastern and southern Asia. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of these cultural traditions that in and of itself is a complete and fully integrated healthcare system.
A tradition dates back over eight thousand years Oriental Medicine includes a distinct level of wisdom available for the cultivation of human health. Understandably as our modern perspective shifts to a more holistic paradigm much of the wisdom available has been found to be very applicable in the modern health and healing landscape. Rather than focusing exclusively on the ‘disease’ or disorder that is causing a disharmony, these historical medical systems focus on the whole individual. No disease or disorder occurs in isolation; whether it’s back pain, IBS or depression the entire individual must be considered. With Quality of Life as our mission, Everspring Health utilizes this wisdom to seek the means of treating and supporting the whole individual understanding that if we work to assist the body, mind and spirit we have our best chance of reducing or eliminating the disease as well.
Using nationally recognized board level diagnostic principles, theories and treatment protocols Everspring Health seeks to bring about health and healing in a way that is best for the client and the situation at hand. It is this holistic, individualized approach that can bring so much benefit to people with so many different issues and offer such benefit to those who just wish to maintain or advance their quality of life. The various modalities included in this system and offered by Everspring Health are acupuncture, herbal therapy, tuina (medical massage therapy - aka acupressure), exercise therapy such as tai chi and qigong, dietary therapy and lifestyle counseling. Oriental Medicine in general and Traditional Chinese Medicine specifically include protocols that serve as a complete and effective system of medicine, as well as a unique method of healing that can address an individual’s spiritual, emotional and mental well being.
Historically a part of a number of wisdom traditions acupuncture is a therapy most notably linked to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) but it is also a part of Japanese, Korean, Tibetan and other south Asian traditions as well. Most traditional acupuncture applications are based on a concept of energy flow often referred to as as qi/ki (pronounced "chee/kee"). For those of us that remember our algebra qi is essentially a variable or category from which we define concepts of function within the body.
As this energy flows into, out of and within the body it does so via an internal pathway system within the body. Each of these pathways or meridians are sourced or pooled within partnered organs that work in concert to nourish or govern particular bodily functions. The strategic concept of acupuncture is much like those used by a farmer as they water, fertilize and tend the fields. If there is excess acupuncture can be used to reduce, if there is depletion acupuncture can be used to introduce and if there is lack of fluidity within the channels regulation can be pursued.
The acupuncture technique used by practitioners will vary depending on the individual being treated, the practitioner’s expertise and the condition being treated. To suggest a one size fits all model for acupuncture would be a disservice to the client, the practitioner and the premise of acupuncture as a healing modality. In general, however, acupuncture instruments can vary from tools used to lightly scrape or manipulate the skin to the most common acupuncture tool very thin needles. Acupuncture needles are inserted into various points along the meridians or in certain cases unmapped points (Ashi points) determined to be appropriate for the treatment.
Acupuncture has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) as effective within primary, secondary or palliative treatment protocols for the following conditions.
Acupuncture for Pain
- Acute and chronic pain
- Back Pain
- Dental Pain
- Facial Pain
- Joint Pain
- Menstrual Pain
- Neck Pain
- Post-operative Pain
Acupuncture for Chronic conditions
- Arthritis (Bi Syndromes)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Weight loss
- Digestive System
- Epigastric pain
Acupuncture for Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Biliary Issues
- Abdominal Pain
- Hypochondriac Pain (under rib cage)
Acupuncture for Ear, Nose, and Throat
- Common Cold (flu)
- Ear Infections
- Meniere’s Disease
- Otitis Media
Acupuncture for Endocrine System (Hormones)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Acupuncture for Eyes and Vision
- Eye disorders
- Optic Nerve Atrophy
Acupuncture for Head, Mouth and Teeth
- Bell’s Palsy
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Acupuncture for Kidney and Urinary System
- Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)
Acupuncture for Lungs and Breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Lung and Respiratory related disorders
Acupuncture for Mental Health and Behavior (Psychological Issues)
- Anxiety (PTSD, Panic Attacks)
Acupuncture for Women’s Health (OB/GYN)
- Menstrual disorders
- Gynecological Issues
- Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)
- Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain/Cramps)
- Irregular Menstruation
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Menopause (hot flashes, etc)
- Uterine Bleeding
- Female Infertility
- Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Issues
- Morning Sickness
- Breech Presentation
Acupuncture for Neurological Conditions
- Multiple sclerosis
- Stroke recovery
- Dizziness and Vertigo