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Acupuncture at Nava Health

Nava’s licensed acupuncturists assess your body from a traditional Chinese medical model and use a light needling technique to stimulate various points of the body, or acupoints, which can promote the body’s natural flow of energy and balance its meridians.

Nava’s acupuncture may be paired with other services at Nava Health as a complementary therapy. To optimize your acupuncture sessions, we recommend you complete Nava’s advanced diagnostics, which our practitioners review collaboratively and use to develop your Custom Vitality Plan™.

If you are looking for acupuncture at any of our Nava Health locations, contact us and schedule your appointment today! Learn more about Acupuncture services in:

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Benefits of Acupuncture

For centuries, acupuncture has also been used to enhance various body functions.  The philosophy behind acupuncture is focused around prevention; by encouraging the free flow of energy through the body, practitioners believe that many conditions can be prevented. When conditions do arise however, acupuncture can be very effective in providing relief. Patients who come in for acupuncture un Maryland and Northern VA have reported benefits in many areas, including the following:

  • Fertility
  • Immunity
  • Energy optimization
  • Increased Cellular Respiration
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive Issues
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Inflammatory Disorders (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, etc.)

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Whether losing weight on your own or with the help of one of Nava’s medical weight loss programs,  acupuncture can be used to enhance your weight loss experience. Full body treatments (60 minute sessions) can be used to address symptoms that may occur throughout the weight loss process. Shorter, 30-minute sessions may be implemented to target areas such as the channels associated with digestion and metabolism.

Acupuncture may be able to help with the key symptoms that may occur during a weight loss or detox program, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Digestion
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

As with any other acupuncture service, these treatments can be tailored to the client and can easily be altered at each treatment to fit the client’s symptoms at that time.

Nava acupuncturists can also mark points for injections (B-12, MIC/B-12, Lidocaine, etc), to be administered by a qualified Nava practitioner.

Acupuncture and Pain Management

Acupuncture can be very effective at relieving both chronic and acute conditions. That is why over 80% of patients who seek acupuncture nationally, do so for various pain conditions.

Acupuncture and Hormone Therapy

When paired with Nava’s Hormone Optimization Therapy, acupuncture can be used weekly to further enhance the client experience by helping provide relief for:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Mood Swings
  • Low Libido
  • Generalized fatigue
  • Impotence

Acupuncture Side Effects

While some patients will not experience any side effects, a few are actually quite common. Following is a list of the most frequently reported side effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Bruising & soreness at needle sites
  • Mild muscle twitching
  • Emotional release
  • Lightheadedness

For many patients trying acupuncture for the first time, it’s common to ask “does acupuncture hurt?” Typically, the answer is no, though some patients report feeling the needles as they are placed in the skin. It’s important to remember that the needles are very thin, and are not hollow like hypodermic needles. This allows them to enter the skin with very little or no discomfort.

Acupuncture Modalities Offered at Nava Center

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5 Element

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Balance Method

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Trigger Point

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Electrical Stimulation

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Pain Management

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Weight Loss

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Internal Medicine

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Stress and Emotional Balance

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Dr. Lord at Nava Health | nava Health & Vitality Center

This content has been approved by Nava’s Medical Director Dr. Lord.

After graduating from Loma Linda University Medical School in California, Dr. Lord completed his residency program at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Since then, he has acquired over 40 years practicing OB/GYN, continually adding a more holistic approach to his care. He has been studying integrative medicine for over 15 years, and has guided Nava since the beginning, as we continually add the latest new technology to improve health and anti-aging options.