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Acupuncture Specialist

In Touch Counseling Services

Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA

At In Touch Counseling Services in Vancouver, Washington, Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the staff offer their patients a wide range of treatment options. In addition to cutting-edge treatments, they also offer care that has helped people through the centuries. Specifically, they offer acupuncture for both physical and mental health challenges. To learn more about acupuncture, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

The team at In Touch Counseling Services offers acupuncture to help you feel your best. With this treatment, which has roots in traditional Chinese medicine and has been in use by medical practitioners for over 2,000 years, they use extremely small, sterile needles to stimulate targeted responses in your body. These responses can help release emotional burdens and physical pain. 

Acupuncture improves energy flow in your body while creating a physiological response. As the body registers the tiny pricks of the needles, it sends signals to the central nervous system. Applying acupuncture needles at specific locations triggers the right signals, allowing the team to support your physical and mental healing. 

Specifically, the In Touch Counseling Services team offers acupuncture to treat:

  • Addiction
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic headaches, including migraines
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Strains
  • Insomnia

Most people say they don’t feel any discomfort during acupuncture because the needles used in the treatment are so small. After your provider applies the needles, you relax with them in place for a set time (usually between a few minutes and an hour). 

How does acupuncture treat mental health problems?

The team at In Touch Counseling Services can use acupuncture to affect the parts of your brain that create dopamine and melatonin. Dopamine helps you feel pleasure, affects your memory, and plays a role in motivation. Melatonin helps your body get restful sleep. 

By stimulating dopamine and melatonin release, acupuncture improves your well-being and reduces symptoms from mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. 

How does acupuncture treat nicotine addiction?

The team at In Touch Counseling Services applies the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) five-needle protocol to treat addiction. Acupuncturists have used and refined this protocol since the 1970s. 

During treatment guided by NADA protocol, your acupuncturist applies five needles to targeted locations on your ear. This protocol has helped people stop smoking tobacco products. It also helps your body detoxify, and people report that it reduces their cravings. 

To learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you, call In Touch Counseling Services or make your appointment online today.