Happy Chinese New Year!
Sarah Fields and I (Chris Jacobs) have both studied the face reading techniques of the amazing Lillian Bridges. Her teaching style is that of a storyteller. Decoding to face can tell us some much about what a person has been through in their lives. I highly recommend checking her work out. Each year Lillian Bridges releases a prediction for the coming Chinese New Year. These predictions are based on Chinese 5 element theory. We have been blown away by her incredible accuracy. Each year is a different element and when combined with the energy of the animal we can expect certain outcomes. 2018 was year of the Earth Dog. The first year the energy is contracting after 4 years of expansion. 2019 the year of the Earth Pig means we will be eating good and maybe getting a little bit less done. Be easy on yourself this year. Rest, Recharge and Nourish yourself.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the medical practice of using small needles to stimulate the movement of energy (qi) in the body. An acupuncturist might also incorporate other techniques to build or disperse energy like: Cupping, Massage, Gua Sha (Scraping), Moxabustion (the burning of mugwort to warm up the body), etc.
What is qi?
Qi is simply energy. The meaning of the Chinese character for qi 氣 simply translates to: the energy that is contained with in a single grain of rice. Carbohydrates which are found in rice are chains of carbon atoms that are glued together by energy that the rice plant gathers from the sun. When we eat rice we break down the carbon chains and free the energy to power our body. The whole world around us is powered by qi. Our sun rains qi down on us everyday in the form of heat and light. It is both mundane and mysterious,
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Pain is an incredibly relative experience. Each of us react to positive and negative stimulation differently. For the most part acupuncture is relatively painless. Most peoples experience of needles are shots at the doctor. Acupuncture needles are far smaller than syringes that doctors use. Most people may feel a slight prick sensation at the surface of the skin. Usually any discomfort if there is any fades quickly. The true sensations that are felt during acupuncture are a bit more difficult to describe. Many people feel sensations like tingling, electrical sensations, pressure, temperature changes, warm fuzzy feelings, etc. Most of these sensations dissipate quickly. Once the needles are in most people feel a strong sense of relaxation and many people even fall asleep during treatment.
the last 5 months, and it has been an incredible recovery, original
‘symptoms’ are gone, and now the holistic health approach ranges from
liver cleanses, to herb supplements, to general wellbeing and
exponential health. Thank you Dov!
We offer all of our treatments on a sliding scale. This means you pay what you can when you see us. We try to provide the highest quality peronalized care that is affordable to people from all income levels.
Price of Acupuncture sessions
Initial Treatment $70-$120 (90 minutes)
Return Treatments $45-90 (60 minutes)
Extended Treatment $90-180 (90 minutes)
Two Hour Extended Treatment $180-360 (120 minutes)
251 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Flower Mountain Acupuncture
235 Rosman Hwy
Brevard, NC 28712