Acupuncture Treatment in Little Rock
Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine are systems of healing that go back thousands of years and have many billion patient success stories. It involves inserting incredibly thin sterile, single-use needles into the body at very specific places to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and stimulate your body’s own innate healing.
Acupuncture theory believes these points follow pathways and meridians that run all over your entire body, which is why a point on your hand can treat pain in your neck. When these channels get blocked our body's nourishment and vitality are also blocked. By needling acupuncture points, we can clear these obstructions restoring the natural flow and bringing the body back into balance.
While many people are scared to try a therapy that involves needles, most people don’t feel the needles, or may only feel a quick pinch as the needle goes through the skin. Once the needles are inserted, people often report feeling very relaxed or even euphoric, falling into a restorative sleep during their treatment.
Acupuncture is a Safe, Effective Treatment
Acupuncture is safe, effective, and a natural approach to managing pain and a broad range of symptoms and diseases.
It is not uncommon for someone to come in for back pain, and over the course of their treatment report better sleep and digestion, in addition to resolved back pain. This is because we treat the whole person and not just their symptoms because everything is connected.
Modern research has found that acupuncture promotes healing by improving blood circulation, reducing local inflammation, and relaxing tight muscles. Acupuncture relieves pain by re-establishing communication between damaged tissues and the central nervous system.
By stimulating muscles and neurons acupuncture is able to re-establish proper balance, improve posture and reduce pain. It also affects your brain chemistry, improving our mood and stress by increasing serotonin and dopamine levels, our “happy” chemicals.
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Margaret Goodloe, MAcOM, LAc
Margaret is a licensed acupuncturist and trained herbalist. She found East Asian Medicine as a last resort to help with years of chronic ankle pain. After her first treatment, not only had her ankle pain improved, but so had her digestion and sleep - the kicker was they never put a needle in her ankle!
After this experience, Margaret attended Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest and most reputable schools in the nation for East Asian Medicine. In 2021, Margaret moved back to her hometown of Little Rock to share her skills and knowledge of this incredible medicine with the Natural State.
As a holistic practitioner, Margaret believes one size does not fit all in medicine. She treats the whole patient, identifying the root of the problem and tailoring each treatment plan to the individual. She values listening to her patients and making sure their care is centered around their goals.
Margaret is passionate about treating general pain conditions, lowering inflammation and helping patients heal themselves so they can get back to doing the activities they love.
She is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), sports medicine acupuncture/trigger point release, Japanese Meridian Acupuncture, and many non-needling techniques like cupping, gua sha, and TuiNa (Chinese Massage/Physical Therapy).
Additionally, Margaret specializes in reproductive issues and fertility. She works with patients on promoting regular menstrual cycles, addressing OB/GYN conditions, reducing PMS and cramps, reducing menopausal symptoms and helping people with sub-fertility get pregnant and carry a healthy pregnancy to term.