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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin, sterile needles into certain points located on the body.  Acupuncture can have both a local and systemic effect on the body.  Locally, it can increase micro-circulation and better oxygenation to tissue which will in turn help reduce pain, decrease inflammation and promote healing.  Systemically, it can release endorphins and natural pain killers that continue to be released over a period of days after treatment. 

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

Acupuncture has been around for over 2,000 years with China having the longest recorded history.  Acupuncture is one part of Chinese medicine and essentially restores the smooth flow of qi or better oxygenation of tissue.  We all know what better blood flow means in western medicine terms. Acupuncture is able to return the body to its natural state of balance and promote the body's self-healing.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is one part of Chinese Medicine and works in the body as follows:

  • Acupuncture promotes blood flow and vasodilation in the body. Restoring proper blood flow is vital to promoting and maintaining health. Blood flow decreases as we age and can be impacted by trauma, injuries, and certain diseases.
  • Acupuncture stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. Acupuncture stimulate the body’s ability to spontaneously heal by creating "micro-traumas" to the tissue that activates the nervous, immune and endocrine systems.
  • Acupuncture releases natural painkillers. Inserting a needle sends a signal through the nervous system to the brain, where chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine, and enkephalin are released.
  • Acupuncture reduces both the intensity and perception of chronic pain. It does this through a process called “descending control normalization," which involves the serotonergic nervous system.
  • Acupuncture relaxes shortened muscles. This in turn releases pressure on joint structures and nerves, and promotes blood flow.
  • Acupuncture reduces stress. Recent research suggests that acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone and signaling substance that regulates the parasympathetic nervous system. Acupuncture can turn off the “fight-or-flight” response that is governed by the sympathetic nervous system and switch to “rest-and-digest” or the “calm-and-connect” parasympathetic nervous system.

Poster of How Acupuncture Works with detailed description of mechanisms

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes, Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Licensed Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique and pass comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  As required by law, only FDA approved, pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles are used to ensure your complete safety.

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when inserted. The needles are gently stimulated. Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic needles. They won't! Most patients find acupuncture very comfortable and leave the treatment feeling deeply relaxed.

What Types of Acupuncture Are Offered?

Acupuncture can help with pain management, fertility support, digestive issues, allergies, stress management, and many other conditions. After your individualized evaluation, the types of Acupuncture offered at EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness may include:

    • Traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture
    • Cosmetic acupuncture
    • Orthopedic acupuncture
    • Trigger point acupuncture aka dry needling
    • Motor point acupuncture to restore function in weak muscles
    • Electro-acupuncture
    • Auricular or ear acupuncture
    • 5-element acupuncture
    • Distal acupuncture including Dr. Tan Balance Method and Master Tung

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

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Dr. Mike Tocco, DACM, Licensed Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse at EVOLVE Acupuncture conveniently located in Ferndale, MI near Royal Oak and Woodward provides Acupuncture, Microneedling and Chinese Herbal Medicine to the communities of Metro Detroit.

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Acupuncture - Evolve Acupuncture in Ferndale, MI

 Dr. Mike Tocco, LAc, RN  Licensed Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse

(248) 955-1215

3055 Hilton Road, Suite B  Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Mike Tocco, LAc, RN offers Acupuncture in Ferndale, MI

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

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