Since its inception in 2003, the Palmetto Acupuncture and Holistic Health Clinic has provided acupuncture, Oriental medicine, herbal and nutritional medicine services to a wide variety of patients in Columbia. Our licensed and board-certified staff utilizes alternative healing techniques alongside traditional approaches to bring our patients to a higher state of balanced health. We have performed thousands of treatments for a myriad of ailments, including infertility, depression, back and neck pain, post-traumatic stress syndrome, post-chemotherapy nausea and more.
How Treatment Works
Acupuncture is an ancient technique that involves using thin needles to stimulate specific points located near or on the surface of the skin. When certain trigger points on the body are accessed, hormones and chemicals are released. These substances can reduce pain, regulate the endocrine system and calm the nervous system. In Eastern cultures, these hormones and chemicals are referred to as the “energies” that flow throughout the body and are regulated through this stimulation.
Treatment also triggers an increase of electrical impulses. These impulses stimulate nerve transmission to the hypothalamic-pituitary glands at the base of the brain. This process is responsible for the release of endorphins, which are natural pain killers that have been found to be 200 times more effective than morphine. A trained acupuncturist, such as those at our clinic, knows how to stimulate the correct points to bring you relief and can provide herbal medicine therapy as well.
Conveniently Located In Downtown Columbia
Whether you have an acute condition, a temporary issue or have suffered through years of pain or depression, our expert staff can help. Give us a call to schedule an appointment with a practitioner who can assist you. You can reach us by phone in the Columbia and Lexington areas at 803-806-8889.