- Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 22:37
- Written by Super User
Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is at 1140 Lake Park Blvd., Suite 1, Carolina Beach. Appointments are taken from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Friday and from 1:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-202-4718 or visit online at www.jeremylinquistacupuncture.com.
By: Candace Lookingbill
Jeremy Linquist opened the doors of Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture in November of 2010. After leaving a successful acupuncture practice as a primary care practitioner in California, in February 2010, Linquist and his wife moved here to be near his parents and start having children. He worked in a clinic on Racine Drive in Wilmington for a while until he realized the need for a clinic here at the beach. They now have two children, along with a large family of patients who all have a special place in his life. Everybody who walks through the doors at CBCA is important and is treated as if they are family. They have built a wonderful health community and the education is growing on the island. Acupuncture is one form of treatment based on Chinese medicine, a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, prescription herbology, moxibustion, cupping, nutrition.
In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) formally recognized acupuncture as a mainstream medicine healing option with a statement documenting the procedure’s safety and efficacy for treating a range of health conditions. While awareness of acupuncture is growing, many conventional physicians are still unfamiliar with both the theory and practice of acupuncture.
This should not take away from the efficacy of the treatment but should encourage the unfamiliar medical doctors to research and educate them on this medicine which is the most widely practiced form of medicine in the entire world.
There are hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture now. Acupuncture has been used successfully in the treatment of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety and insomnia. Acupuncture is also used for general health and well-being. A licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) can be seen for almost any condition you would see your primary care physician for. In many states acupuncturists or Oriental medicine practitioners (as they are called in some places) are considered Primary Care Practitioners.
At the time the needle is inserted, some may feel soreness or heaviness, tingling or what he calls a zing sensation. Others may feel nothing. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.
It is important to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture practitioner (L.Ac.) to ensure proper needle placement and stimulation. In any case, if you experience discomfort during or after the treatment, it is usually mild and short term.
Because the purpose of acupuncture is to balance your body, there are no long-term negative side effects. On the contrary, relaxation and a sense of well-being often occur during and after treatment.
Often patients become so relaxed that they sleep during treatment.Aside from acupuncture, CBCA offers cupping, nutritional discussions and consultations, prescription herbal therapies (for anything from the common cold and flu to larger issues like blood pressure and cholesterol, thyroid issues or endometriosis and menopause). The benefits of these other services vary depending on the condition. Some can be to get rid of symptoms or get off current medications and try an alternative approach. Other benefits include relaxation or enhancement in performance.
Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture staff takes great pride in their services and what they have to offer. As the state of healthcare in the country is in trouble they offer an affordable high quality option to health and wellness. Many people don't know that an acupuncturist has more than 3,800 hours of training (a four year post graduate medical degree in Oriental medicine). This degree allows them to properly treat and diagnose conditions in a variety of ways.
Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is at 1140 Lake Park Blvd., Suite 1, Carolina Beach. Appointments are taken from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Friday and from 1:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-202-4718 or visit online at www.jeremylinquistacupuncture.com. Walk-ins are accepted if there is room. The schedule books quick during the week but they do prefer that people book appointments. They make it easy as anybody can book online through the website. You can also find them on Facebook.