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Acupuncture Center
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary H.
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KIm was very attentive; listened to my history; reviewed my paperwork. This was my very first experience with acupuncture of any kind.

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia S.
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I have worked with many acupuncturists over the years and I have to say working with Dr. Jennifer Wyatt has been an amazing experience. She really knows her art and yet is open to continue to learn. She is very personable and caring and really takes the time to get to know you and understand what is going on for you so she can try her best to help you. She is open and honest and communicates well. She is helping me with some very chronic health issues. If she feels something else or someone else could be assistive to you she will suggest that. I truly appreciate her as my acupuncturist. I highly recommend her.

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We are a premiere clinic, offering services from 3 chiropractors, 3 acupuncturists, and 2 rehab specialists in a state-of-the-art and relaxing environment, located in the Overland Park area.

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I provide comprehensive holistic care using acupuncture, herbal and nutritional medicine along with naprapathy (manual therapy-tui na). I treat one person at a time and my sessions are highly effective care.

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Alternative medicine, Acupuncture Clinic mind and spirit

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8 Gates Natural Health offers classical Chinese medicine services, including acupuncture, herbal formulas, shiatsu (Asian bodywork), and counseling about diet, exercise, and other habits to help you reach optimal vitality in mind, body, and spirit. Some of the conditions relieved by acupuncture are acute/chronic pain, fatigue, cold/flu, infertility, PMS/irregular menstrual cycle, obesity, high blood pressure, acid reflux, diabetes, and more. We take special care to evaluate your current health concerns, including a comprehensive health history, to ensure your individualized, holistic, and effective care.

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My experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began 20 years ago when I become a certified practitioner in Shiatsu acupressure. I understand the nuance of pain, injury and healing, and work diligently to offer relief to those who seek natural pain relief through Acupuncture and TCM.

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We enjoy treating many patients with common health concerns such as: low back pain, headaches, neck aches, mid back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, scoliosis, rib pain, sports injuries, hip and knee concerns, feet and ankle pains, and shoulder pain, just to name a few. The biggest mistake people make is waiting too long to get their issues fixed. The longer they wait, the more scar-tissue is built and thus, makes it more difficult to correct in the long run. However, we believe that with exceptional care and service that we can restore balance and symmetry in the body and leave you satisfied with great results. That's what we do best and what we enjoy most.

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I am dedicated to your wellness. I offer acupuncture -- five-element counseling and TCM, T'ui Na, cupping, gua sha, lymph drainage, Reiki and massage. I teach Iyengar style yoga and Yang style t'ai chi ch'uan as well as practice qi gong.

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We have been treating the cause of your condition, not just the symptoms, since 1977. We are specializing in health restoration and disease prevention.

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What can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer to headaches to sciatic nerve pain. It may also be useful for:

  • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, wrist and ankle pain, sciatic pain, nerve pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work-related injuries, TMJ, and carpal tunnel
  • Whiplash and injuries from automobile accidents
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emotional issues: Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
  • Women’s health: Prenatal and postpartum care, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, symptoms of menopause and infertility
  • Pediatric problems such as bedwetting, digestive upset, ear infection, allergies, hyperactivity and injury treatment
  • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, acute and chronic cough, allergies, and chronic sinus problems
  • Men’s health problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, male infertility, urination difficulties and prostate problems
  • Miscellaneous conditions such as fatigue, adrenal fatigue, vertigo and dizziness, eye and vision problems, and tooth, jaw and dental issues

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s natural healing powers. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into specific points on the body to influence the body’s energy flow and help the body heal itself in a natural way. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy (called qi in Chinese) in the body. The acupuncturist places whisper-thin needles into the arms, back, neck and other areas where the chi (or energy flow) has been blocked. The acupuncture needles stimulate points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. These pathways — called “meridians” — become re-stimulated by the needles to bring blood and healing to the body. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been proved to relieve pain and help provide healing and relief from painful symptoms associated with everything from headaches to asthma to cancer. Western medicine sees the use of the needles as a way to stimulate the body’s nervous system, thereby prompting healing.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

There are many proven health benefits of acupuncture, whether you’re seeking short-term relief or need help with a chronic health condition. This alternative healing is likely why millions of adults nationwide get acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture provides pain relief, can help speed the body’s natural healing process, and has also been proved to have positive outcomes on mental health concerns such as depression. Acupuncture can also help relieve discomfort associated with chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, acupuncture has been proved to be effective in helping cancer patients manage pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia (dry mouth), neuropathy (nervous system problems), anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances, according to Cancer.gov. Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to opioids and other pain medications, which not only are hard on the body but also present the risk of addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found that people had less pain or were better able to manage pain when they received acupuncture as part of their health treatment.

What is an acupuncture treatment?

An acupuncture treatment is a type of integrative health care session that uses needles (and sometimes heat and/or electrical stimulation) to stimulate the body’s nervous system to begin a healing process. Long practiced in traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern cultures, acupuncture has gained widespread acceptance and use as a complementary and integrative part of healing in Western medicine. During an acupuncture treatment, the patient lies in a relaxed position on a table that is very similar to a massage table. The acupuncturist, having done a diagnosis of health concerns and determined a course of treatment, will insert thin stainless steel needles into the prescribed acupuncture points. These points are determined by the patient’s health needs. The practitioner may gently manipulate the needles to trigger a healing response in the body. Typically there is no pain associated with the treatment. A session may use anywhere from 6-30 needles or more, depending on what illness is being treated. The needles can remain in place for 5-30 minutes, with 15 minutes being a common time. Acupuncture treatments are often prescribed in a series, based on patient need.

How often do you need to get acupuncture?

How often you need acupuncture really depends on the health condition that is being treated. Acute issues such as a pulled groin or short-term digestion problems will likely require fewer treatments than a chronic disease such as some types of cancer. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, speaking with the Acupuncture Now Foundation, likens acupuncture sessions to a “dose” of medication prescribed by a doctor. If you have a condition like high blood pressure and are prescribed a medication to treat it, you wouldn’t take one dosage and be done. Likewise, for ongoing health conditions, Dr. Hullender Rubin explains that more than one session of acupuncture is likely in order. “For pain-related diseases, it seems 12 to 20 sessions is a reasonable intervention to achieve stable results,” says Dr. Hullender Rubin. For more acute (short-term) conditions, Dr. Tony Chon says that treatment might consist of two to six acupuncture sessions.

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    I fell backwards off bleachers (7-10 ft.) when I was young (7th grade). I have been seeing chiropractors since. I retired last july and am less active. I belive that is why I am having more pain.
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