American Acupuncture Academy

SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP

Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Integrative Medicine Practitioner & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in Mount Dora, FL

For thousands of years, healers have used acupuncture to help people enjoy greater health and bodily balance. At American Acupuncture Academy in Mount Dora, Florida, SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP, offers this healing technique to his patients to treat pain, allergies, anxiety, addiction, and other conditions. Get started with acupuncture by calling the office or requesting your visit online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique originally developed in China about 3,000 years ago. Today, a wide range of health practitioners tout it for its safe, natural healing properties. 

During an acupuncture treatment, Dr. Vishnu inserts extremely thin needles through your skin into specific acupressure points. These needles are so thin that most patients report only slight discomfort or no pain during treatment. 

The traditional Chinese approach to acupuncture says that stimulating these acupressure points balances the flow of energy in the body. Western medicine practitioners explain that activating the acupressure points with the needles stimulates the nerves and tissue in the area, triggering a natural response in the body that supports healing and can help alleviate pain. 

How is acupuncture used?

For decades, doctors across America have used acupuncture to treat pain, giving their patients a safe, natural alternative to the potentially dangerous painkillers available today. But the medical community is finding more and more uses for this treatment beyond pain treatment, pulling from the thousands of years of its use in Chinese medicine. 

Today, healers like Dr. Vishnu use acupuncture for:

  • Pain management 
  • Allergy treatment
  • Addiction treatment
  • Stress relief
  • Anxiety treatment
  • Headache alleviation
  • Osteoarthritis treatment

Dr. Vishnu takes time with you before he starts any treatment to understand not just your symptoms, but how your body is functioning as a whole. He may also use tests like electrodermal screening and meridian stress testing to identify the root cause of what’s ailing you. Then he personalizes your acupuncture treatment to balance your body and align with your health goals. 

What should I expect during acupuncture? 

During your treatment, you relax, usually lying flat. Then Dr. Vishnu inserts the needles at targeted locations on your body. Because they’re so thin, you may not feel them at all. He may gently manipulate them after insertion or you may rest with the needles in place for a set amount of time (usually 10 to 20 minutes). Dr. Vishnu then removes the needles and you can continue on with your day. Most patients report that they feel relaxed after treatment. 

Multiple acupuncture sessions are usually needed to see results. Dr. Vishnu develops a personalized treatment plan for you and lets you know what to expect before you start acupuncture. 

To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, call American Acupuncture Academy or schedule your appointment online today.