Fort Collins Acupuncture Expert

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Hugh Castor L.Ac., Fort Collins AcupunctureHello, I’m Hugh Castor, Licensed Acupuncturist. I run a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic that provides acupuncture and other holistic solutions for modern healthcare problems, here in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. I find great joy in serving quality complementary health care to Fort Collins and the surrounding community.

In addition to my private practice, I work in the East Morgan County specialty clinic in Fort Morgan and frequently collaborate with local clinics and organizations such as The Wholeness Center and Hope Lives.

In Fort Collins, acupuncture has exploded in popularity in the last few years. In choosing an acupuncturist make sure that you go with a Fort Collins acupuncturist who has lots of experience treating different health concerns in the clinic.

Acupuncture is known to provide relief for a wide variety of health problems, including back and neck pain, headaches, menstrual issues, digestive problems, and even anxiety and depression.

If you are looking for acupuncture in Fort Collins, call me at 970-215-7419 to make an appointment or ask me a question. May you find balance in health and life!

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Over the last three millenia, acupuncture has been used to treat a wide variety of health issues.

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Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbology is the science of combining plants or other substances for healing purposes.

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Massage Therapy

Massage is an especially powerful adjunctive treatment to acupuncture in cases that involve pain.

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Adjunct Therapies

Chinese medicine utilizes therapies such as massage, as well as others like Gua Sha and Moxibustion.

Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body to treat pain and other health conditions.

Does acupuncture hurt? The needles used in acupuncture are very thin, and their insertion is generally not painful. You may feel a slight pressure as the needle is inserted, but once in place, there should be no significant discomfort.

Are acupuncture needles sterile? Yes, acupuncture needles are sterile and used only once. They are disposed of after each treatment session.

How long will the needles be in? The duration of needle retention can vary, but typically, needles are left in place for 20 to 30 minutes during a treatment session.

What should I wear to an acupuncture treatment? Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows access to the areas of your body where needles may be placed.

How many treatments will I need? The number of treatments varies depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Generally, a series of 6 to 8 treatments is common.

What can acupuncture treat? Acupuncture is used to treat various conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, and stress-related disorders. Learn more

How do I choose an acupuncturist? Look for a licensed acupuncturist with proper training and credentials. Referrals from your doctor or trusted sources can also be helpful.

Is there anything I should do before getting an acupuncture treatment? It’s recommended to eat a light meal a few hours before treatment and avoid alcohol or caffeine. Also, bring a list of current medications and medical history to your appointment.

Are there any side effects of acupuncture? Acupuncture is generally safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. Some people may experience minor bruising or soreness at the needle sites.