Spring Lotus Healing Arts

Since 1988 it has been the mission of Spring Lotus Healing Arts to focus on each patient the appropriate healing techniques from the great wealth of Oriental medicine. We honor that 2000-year tradition through experienced listening to the patient's mind, body and spirit. Oriental medicine works through individualized care and treatment that allows each patient to become a partner in his/her own healing and wellness.

Nancy Graham, of Spring Lotus, in Rhode Island, examines a patient before performing acupuncture

What is Acupuncture

Illness is caused by a disharmony of life energy or qi (pronounced chee). When the balance of qi is disturbed — due to trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors or excessive emotions — pain or illness results. Acupuncture corrects these energetic imbalances by breaking up any obstructions and encouraging an even flow of qi, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Oriental medicine can remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers and strengthen the immune system.

What to expect

Since acupuncture uses a holistic approach, it is important for the therapist to gather information on all of the body’s systems by taking a complete medical history and observing the patient’s pulse and tongue.

Most patients describe treatment as deeply relaxing and energizing. The number of treatments varies with the extent of the ailment. Most patients see improvement from the first treatment. Since acupuncture uses the body’s own healing mechanisms, there are virtually no adverse side effects.

Acupuncture needles are very different from the hypodermic needles used to give injections. The pre-sterilized, disposable needles are hair-thin and flexible. The insertion may feel like a quick pinch or be hardly noticeable; sensations of pressure, fullness or tingling may follow.

Patricia Gilmartin, of Spring Lotus in Rhode Island, performs acupuncture on a patient

1130 Ten Rod Rod, Suite B-204, North Kingstown, RI  •  401-294-1644 •   frontdesk@springlotus.com

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