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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a jab well done.

 

Acupuncture is arguably the oldest, most commonly practiced medical procedure in the world and is used by one-third of the world as a primary health-care system. Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, single-use-only needles into the body with the specific intention of eliciting an appropriate movement of energy. The desired result is to offer the patient a concrete sense of spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. Effective use of acupuncture treats the underlying imbalances and promotes harmony within the whole person.

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Originating in China, acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in East Asian countries for thousands of years. In recent decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States as a holistic approach to the management of disease as well as for the maintenance of health. Currently, there are over 22,500 licensed acupuncture practitioners in the country and according to the National Acupuncture Foundation,


“Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is one of the most rapidly growing healthcare professions in the United States.”

In a 2002 National Health Interview Survey—the largest and most comprehensive survey of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM)—an estimated 8.2 million adults in the United States reported being treated by acupuncture, administered by acupuncturists, physicians, and dentists for relief or prevention of pain and other health conditions. This ancient method of healing is based on natural laws influencing the movement of energy in nature and the body. This life force, called ch’i, flows through the body in channels, like rivers flowing through the earth. Health is promoted when the ch’i in the body is full and moving properly. Illness can begin when the ch’i is blocked and moves disharmoniously. Such things as stress, sadness, and injury can disrupt the harmonious movement of ch’i. Acupuncture treats the underlying imbalances and promotes harmony within the body.

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About

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Licensed Acupuncturist

Kristin LundeenMy knowledge, education, and background in health and fitness are quite vast. Over the years I have studied under some of the industry’s best educators in acupuncture, massage therapy, biomechanics, exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology, yoga, personal training, reiki, and sport specific training. I have worked and studied with several companies such as: Maryland University of Integrated Health (previously Tai Sophia Institute), Sister Rosalind Geffre School of Professional Massage, Orthopedic Massage and Education Research Institute (OMERI), Brevard College, Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation, Athletic Republic, University of North Dakota Hockey School, Ana Forrest, and American College of Sports Medicine. I am consistently working to stay at the cutting edge of the wellness industry. I work with humans of ALL shapes, sizes, abilities, and disabilities. My extensive background allows me to work with everyone and anyone on a body/mind/spirit level. I teach each person how to live and function more efficiently in life, whether an athlete working to take his/her game to the next level or an “average Joe/Jill” working to become more present to life and its offerings.

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FAQ

There must be something to acupuncture; you never see any sick porcupines.

Does it hurt?
 The treatment process calls for the needles to be inserted just beneath the skin’s surface. Sensations vary from person to person with some clients feeling a dull, momentary ache or tingling sensation.

What about the needles? 
Acupuncture needles are solid, slender—slightly thicker than a human hair—and bear no resemblance to syringes. We use the finest quality, stainless steel, pre-sterilized, disposable needles.

What can acupuncture treat?
 Acupuncture has been found effective for both acute and chronic conditions including headaches, chronic fatigue, depression, allergies, back pain, digestive disorders, joint pain, sleeping problems, infertility, menstrual disorders, and other symptoms.

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What are the benefits? 
Individuals who pursue ongoing treatment for maintenance and the promotion of good health report: staying well longer and recovering from illness more quickly; improved stamina and vitality; improved capacity to positively influence their own health; reductions in long-term health-care costs and tend to visit physicians less often; deepened and more harmonious relationships with others.

What relationship is there between acupuncture and other medical care? 
Acupuncture is concerned with the whole person and addresses many levels of functioning but does have limitations. Acupuncture is highly effective when used in conjunction with other health-promoting practices.

How much will my visit cost?
The fee for the initial appointment is $160, and subsequent appointments are $85. Payment for care is expected at the time of your visit, and is made directly to K.L.Lundeen, LLC by check, cash, or credit card.

What will my first visit be like?
 You will always be treated with needles at the first visit. The primary purpose of this session is to gather information. During the 90-minute session I will discuss your health concerns and have the opportunity to assess the underlying conditions leading to your current situation, perform a physical examination, and let you know what to expect when returning for regular treatments.

Will insurance cover my appointment?
Coverage for care is dependent upon the terms and conditions of your insurance plan or reimbursement plan. It is my policy that you file directly with your insurance carrier for reimbursement. I can provide you with a receipt for submission with your claim. If you plan to seek reimbursement for care, please discuss this with me. If you have questions or concerns, please speak with an Insurance Specialist with your carrier.

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Testimonials

“Over the past 10 years I have traveled the world extensively seeking individuals who could help me in achieving my goals of being a fit in both body and mind. I have tried many different approaches from seeing physical therapists, chiropractic doctors, and stretch therapists, to name a few. But nothing compares to the treatments I have experienced with Kristin.

After a couple of sessions the results I felt in my body and the clarity of my mind were nothing short of remarkable. Issues I had been dealing with for years vanished. I highly recommend you see Kristin. She has a gift that I have not experienced before, anywhere in the world. As I have said to her after our second session, she has “healing hands.” And if you are afraid of needles, don’t be. I, too, was a little nervous about the needles, but I can honestly say I don’t even notice them. It really is totally pain free!

Kristin is an gift. I highly encourage you to let her work with. If you want results, see Kristin.”

43 year old male

“You made our first acupuncture experience absolutely wonderful! Your demeanor and the way you related to my daughter made her experience and time with you enjoyable. She left this morning for the meet, but feels so relax and calmed, she mentioned. Meeting with you just before she left, I think was a great help, as well. Your positive energy and words of encouragement before the trip, I believe made all the difference in the world. I asked her this morning if she was in any pain, she responded, “No!””

mother of a 16 year old female

“Kristin has been treating me for the last year. She brings a level of professionalism and caring I had not experienced prior. Her ability to not only treat my physical issues but increase my mental understanding of the journey has been unequaled. The ability to be totally open and honest with a medical professional, knowing that their sole concern is your overall well-being has transformed my life. Kristin has become a valued partner in my physical, spiritual, and mental health life journey.”

47 year old male

“I very much appreciated the time Kristin took at each appointment to discuss the previous weeks in detail, not only addressing my physical health but my emotional health, as well. She never pried, but asked thoughtful questions that caused me to consider all of the influences in my life. At every appointment each step was done in a thoughtful and respectful manner with explanations that made sense. I always felt safe and valued as a human being.

I have had many treatments [with Kristin] that have given me long term and amazing results. Several addressed the relief of stress and tension, and one actually reduced the length of a common cold by at least a week!!! I never failed to leave an appointment feeling peaceful and relaxed which often translated to being pain-free for several days and sometimes weeks. At no time did Kristin promise any type of miraculous result and yet there were times when I left feeling as if I had hope that I could eventually correct my back problem; because, the treatments gave me the pain relief that allowed me to do the appropriate exercises to strengthen my core muscles. Because of Kristin and the experience that she has provided I expect that I will use acupuncture as a health and well-being practice for the rest of my life.”

62 year old female

“Kristin, you are a compassionate, strong, and fearless practitioner, and a teacher to your clients. I have watched you create a safe space for a client who does not have many safe spaces and is suffering. You are able to tend to her without judgment and push her to acknowledge her patterned ways of being while simultaneously letting her know that you have her. You are skillfully walking a fine line—knowing how much to support and how much to challenge for the safety of her healing. You are direct and caring. You offer pointed commentary softened by humor and curiosity.”

43 year old female

“Kristin’s grounded, steady presence is second only to her lovely, open spirit. She is a wonderful practitioner and friend. She has the skill to be both playful and serious, providing the opportunity to show up fully and authentically. Kristin is genuine and honest; she never shies away from speaking her truth nor does she sugar-coat it. In her presence, I know I can be transparent without fear of judgement. ”

42 year old female

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