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At Luke Acupuncture Virginia Beach, using acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine, I help people live life to its fullest potential.

I know that what brings you here in many instances are the symptoms produced by an underlying problem. My job is to identify the root cause of the problem and find a solution.

I have been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2008 in the Virginia Beach area, specialize in fertility, anxiety and pain management. Below is an explanation of how acupuncture works.

The Chinese believe that energy circulates all over the body through energy channels called meridians. You can develop this energy through special exercises that target these energy channels. Chinese Medicine also believes you become ill when these energy channels are congested or blocked.

The classical Chinese explanation is that energy channels run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These channels are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. Blood flow and nervous pulses also follow meridians to run through the body to various parts, structures and organs.

An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Therefore, any obstruction and blockages or deficiencies of energy, blood and nervous pulses would eventually lead to disease.

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points. Acupuncturists use needles to influence the meridians to help the body to correct imbalances in proper function.

Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, digestive systems, etc. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help various issues.


Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility

Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility

Infertility struggles have become more and more common in recent years. There are many physical and environmental contributors to infertility and couples dealing with this issue are desperate for solutions. As it makes its way into the mainstream health world, acupuncture has become more of a go-to treatment method for both males and females; and there is plenty of

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Is Acupuncture Safe Post-Covid? 4 Things Your Acupuncturist Wants You to Know Before You Book Your Appointment

Is Acupuncture Safe Post-Covid? 4 Things Your Acupuncturist Wants You to Know Before You Book Your Appointment

To say that 2020 was a stressful year is putting it mildly. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many people put checkups and other medical procedures on hold, including acupuncture treatments. If you are more than ready to get back to your treatments, here are four things your acupuncturist wants you to know about their safety procedures in this new normal.

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Acupuncture for Healthy Weight Loss

Acupuncture for Healthy Weight Loss

In the United States, an estimated 300,000 people a year die from obesity. 

In several studies over the last five years, researchers have shown patients who receive regular acupuncture treatments see faster weight loss results than those who do not. In each case, the acupuncture treatments were combined with dietary and lifestyle changes also aimed at weight loss, but

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