Taryn Altendorfer, MAcOM, MS, LAc, OM
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Texas
Join us on Wednesday evenings for Community Acupuncture.
Community-style acupuncture treatments are held in a comfortable and friendly group setting. This treatment model allows us to keep costs low so clients can have access to treatments on a more regular basis. Join this healing community and make it part of your self-care "happy hour"!
ACUPUNCTURE // The insertion of needles into specific points can alter biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses. Research suggests that the needling process, and other modalities used in acupuncture, may produce their complex effects on a wide variety of ways in the brain and the body. For example, it is theorized that stimulated nerve fibers transmit signals to the spinal cord and brain, thus activating parts of the central nervous system. The spinal cord and brain then release certain hormones responsible for making us feel better overall and, more specifically, feel less pain.
Acupuncture may regulate blood circulation and body temperature. It may also affect white blood cell activity (responsible for our immune function), reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and regulate blood sugar levels. In general, acupuncture appears to transmit its effects via electric, neurologic, hormonal, lymphatic, and electromagnetic wave pathways.
CUPPING // traces back to one of the oldest medical texts known to man from 1550 BC Egypt. It involves placing special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. It can be used for many purposes including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being as well as a type of deep tissue massage.