What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonAcupuncture is an ancient form of natural medicine that was developed in China and has been practiced for thousands of years. It is based on the laws of the nature and its aim is to clear away any physical, mental, or spiritual obstacles that prevent a person from living to his or her greatest potential.

Acupuncture's greatest advantage is that it involves a holistic and extremely individualized approach to health care. Holistic means that as an acupuncturist, I pay attention to the big picture. I look at how all aspects of your body, mind, and spirit are functioning as a whole rather than seeing you as a collection of disconnected parts and symptoms. Individualized means that every treatment is custom-designed to meet your unique needs, based on your constitution, your history, and your personal experience of the health problems you are seeking to heal.

Acupuncture treatment involves the gentle insertion of extremely fine needles at various points on the body. This simple procedure stimulates the body's innate capacity to repair, regulate, and heal itself.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonAcupuncture works by correcting imbalances in the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. Qi flows through the body via pathways called meridians.  Meridians are like irrigation channels that distribute the qi evenly throughout the whole body, ensuring that every part remains vital and well-nourished. When you are healthy, your qi flows smoothly through your meridians like water flowing along a riverbed.

Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineWhen the your qi becomes blocked along its natural course, you begin to experience symptoms of ill health.  Injuries, pathogens, exposure to toxic substances, improper diet, overwork, stress, and unhealthy emotional patterns can all contribute to these blockages.

By listening to your description of your symptoms and by observing other diagnostic signs like your pulse and tongue, I will be able to assess where and how your qi has become blocked. I will then assist your body in correcting these blockages by treating specific points along the meridians that have become imbalanced. This process reminds your body how to restore proper circulation and function to areas in need of healing.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonYes. 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. In addition to holding a Master of Acupuncture degree, I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I am licensed to practice by the Boards of Medicine of both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Because it activates your innate power to heal by regulating the flow of qi to all parts of your body, acupuncture can be beneficial for many health conditions. I frequently use acupuncture to help people with all of the conditions below, but please feel free to contact me if you have questions about your specific health condition.

Pain

  • Acupuncture - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonHeadaches and Migraines
  • Jaw Pain and Tension / TMJ
  • Dental Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back, Neck and Shoulder pain
  • Leg, Ankle and Foot pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Arm, Wrist and Hand Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

Mental and Emotional Symptoms

Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonDigestive Issues

  • Heartburn / Acid Reflux / GERD
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Acute or chronic gastritis
  • Ulcers
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Chronic Loose Stools or Constipation
  • Low or Excessive Appetite

Respiratory Problems

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Sinus Infections
  • Susceptibility to Frequent Colds

Women's Health, Infertility, and Prenatal Care

Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

  • Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonNausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Mouth Sores
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Neuropathy
  • Low Blood Cell Count
  • Dry and Damaged Skin
  • Post-Surgical Pain

    Learn more about acupuncture for cancer patients.

Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Acupuncture - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork
Mondays and Tuesdays
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
4001 N. 9th St., Suite 230
Arlington, VA 22203
Ballston Metro
703-522-7637
www.tealcenter.com
**I am currently not taking new patients at the Teal Center.**

The Dupont Executive Building
Wednesdays - Fridays
10:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
1633 Q St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle Metro, Q St. exit
202-448-9064