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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture - Mila Zimmerman Acupuncture in Charlottesville, VASeveral thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. The beauty of this method is that we can address many issues at once, and each person's treatment is tailored to his or her specific diagnosis. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

I have been practicing acupuncture in Charlottesville, VA for almost 14 years, and I have seen the benefits of treatment across many levels of health. I always ask patients to think widely about any place in life that feels stuck or off balance somehow...not to limit treatment possibilities just to pain management or something physical. The World Health Organization, after conducting 255 controlled clinical trials, put out an official list of conditions that showed clear improvement with acupuncture treatment. Conditions include a wide range of digestive disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, pain of the shoulder, neck, back, and knees; migraines, fertility and pregnancy-related issues, allergies, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, sleep disturbances, and many many more...In my experience, these conditions make up only a small list of what acupuncture can treat. If you feel a lack of vitality and balance in any aspect of your life, whether it be physical or emotional, I encourage you to come and explore the possibility of acupuncture, a proven and highly effective way to regain your wellness...

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Mila Zimmerman offers Acupuncture in Charlottesville, VAYes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncture can be powerful in its effectiveness, yet it is very non-invasive and does not interfere with any other treatments, medications or therapies.  Peoples' reactions to acupuncture are really not "side effects" as much as they are the body's natural letting go of physical and mental things that no longer serve them. Once that letting go has taken place, the body is clear and free to move and exist in a way that is less inhibited and not as burdened by illness. 

Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.



Mila Zimmerman
M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
1410 Incarnation Dr., Suite 205C
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 906-3159

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