Nicole Garcia is an Acupuncture Physician licensed by the State of Florida and holds a National Certification by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She completed her education and training at Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL where she earned a Masters Degree of Oriental Medicine. Her studies included specialized training in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion / Heat Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Asian Body Work, Electro-Acupuncture, Weight Management and Nutritional Therapy.
After her three-year internship in the United States, Nicole furthered her education and pursued additional training at the Shu Guang Hospital in Shanghai, China in the departments of Acupuncture, Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage).
CHRONIC AND ACUTE PAINS Headaches, Injuries, Neck and Back Pain, Sciatica, Tendonitis, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia
STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION
UPPER RESPIRATORY DISORDERS Asthma, Allergies, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Colds and Flu
DIGESTIVE DISORDERS IBS, Constipation, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Acid Reflux
REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS PMS, Irregular Periods, Menopausal Symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats), Infertility
NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS Bell’s Palsy, Post-Stroke Recovery, Movement Disorders
IMMUNE FUNCTION Recurrent Infections, Adjunct therapy to conventional cancer and AIDS treatments
ADDICTIONS / Substance abuse / Recovery Support
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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
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ACUPOINT INJECTION THERAPY
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What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
In a typical first visit, you will talk about your medical history with your provider and establish your most critical complaint or concern. There is an elaborate intake interview to get an idea of how your body is working on the whole. Your provider will check your pulse and look at your tongue for a more specific analysis. An acupuncture treatment will be provided as well as any accessory techniques (cupping, moxibustion, tui na, etc.) your provider feels would be necessary to your treatment.
How does acupuncture work?
Chinese medicine would explain that energy (Qi) flows through channels in the body that connect with major organs. That energy needs to flow freely without obstruction for everything to work properly in your body. If it is blocked or unbalanced, illness arises. Acupuncture points are placed along the channels where the Qi is blocked and can stimulate it to move more freely.
Western medicine has found that placing needles in specific acupuncture points causes a stimulation of sensory receptors that transmit impulses to the part of the brain that releases neurotransmitters and endorphins. These are the body’s natural pain-killing hormones. Many conditions can be relieved by this action.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture is not painful. The needles are extremely thin (about the width of 2 human hairs), solid, disposable and flexible. Sensations that patients normally experience are a dull ache or tingling, which is associated with movement of energy stimulated by the insertion of the needles.
How many visits will I need?
The number of visits needed depends on several factors. Mainly, how long you have been in your current condition. Acute conditions, such as a cold or flu will generally only require one or two visits. More recent conditions, such as sudden pain from an injury or seasonal allergies, may require 3 or 4 treatments before symptoms are reduced. Chronic conditions, such as PMS, asthma or other problems you may have had for years may take anywhere from 4 to 10 treatments until you notice significant changes. You will be able to determine approximately how many visits you will need at your first visit in the consultation