Neighborhood Acupuncture and Healing Arts
Healthy Living from the Inside Out
NAAHAC was founded in 2011 in Draper, Utah by Heather and Stephen Wisely. It was their dream to combine the traditional treatments of Chinese Medicine, Yoga and Massage under one roof. It is important to us to provide affordable services while offering outstanding customer service. Originally offering affordable acupuncture treatments we soon expanded into offering therapeutic yoga classes. Our yoga classes are unique in that we offer many gentle yoga classes which are easily modified for people who have limited range of motion or pain. In 2013 we introduced massage as part of our services. We believe that massage should be part of people’s regular health care and so we offer several lengths and styles of massage to meet the different needs of our clients. In 2015 we will be adding regular workshops and lectures which will provide people with more information about the services we offer.
Our center is structured so that a team of highly qualified therapists and teachers work together to create optimal treatment plans which are specifically built to suit each individual patient.
Acupuncture will get you better, massage and yoga will keep you healthy
As long as a client depends on a health care practitioner to get them healthy they will always be in a state of dependence. We offer classes and consultations to empower our clients to take the best possible care of themselves through diet, exercise and lifestyle. In this way clients will need fewer treatments and have more power in their own health.
Phases of Healthcare
Step 1: Symptomatic Care
During this stage, we are concerned with alleviating the symptoms causing our clients to seek health care. Once the client’s symptoms are relieved, they will move on to Step 2, Corrective Care.
If this is difficult to understand, think of replenishing an overgrown garden. The first step in cultivating the space is to cut back excess growth and weeds. Symptoms are very much like the weeds.
During this stage of healthcare the client rates their overall health or primary health concern on a scale of 1-10 at a 7 or above where symptoms are interfering with basic daily life activities.
In this stage we recommend a combination of acupuncture, herbs or massage depending on the specific problem the client is seeking treatment for. We often recommend a treatment frequency of getting treatments as often as possible even as often as five days per week until symptoms are rated at less than a 7 out of 10.
If the client is seeking pain relief often a combination acupuncture and massage is the best starting point. If the client is seeking treatment for internal disorders or emotional disorders often a combination of acupuncture and herbs is the best starting point.
Step 2: Corrective Care
In order to restore the client’s health, the underlying cause of illness must be determined and addressed, rather than simply addressing the symptoms. This involves a second stage of treatment uniquely positioned and carefully prescribed to address the root of the client’s concerns. Often, clients enjoy the second treatment phase for two to six months.
Continuing the garden analogy, we now must take complete care to remove the weeds from the soil and prepare the soil for new seeds to plant. Using appropriate tools, the roots are extracted, leaving healthy plants and rich earth behind. Step 2 heals what is creating and causing the client’s pain and discomfort, setting the stage for healthy living.
During this stage of healthcare the client rates their overall health or primary health concern on a scale of 1-10 in between a 4-6. At this level the client has symptoms that may slow down recreational activity but do not necessarily impair basic life activities.
In this stage we often recommend integrating a yoga routine and dietary therapy while continuing but decreasing treatment frequency from the recommended modalities from Symptomatic Care. Often we recommend acupuncture or massage 1-2 times per week and yoga classes 1-3 times per week.
Step 3: Prophylactic Care
The final phase of the client’s care includes Maintenance Therapy. The therapist will prescribe modalities and tonic formulas to keep the immune system strong and healthy, so it will protect the body as it should. The final phase of treatment is ongoing. After all, the journey to optimal health is a lifelong practice.
In our analogy, this means the soil of our reclaimed garden is fertilized and treated to prevent the return of weeds, while building a healthy foundation to support the growth of beautiful plants and flowers. What this means for the client is their overall health is protected and thriving, just as the garden is protected and allowed to thrive.
During this stage of healthcare the client rates their overall health on the scale of 1-10 in between 0-3. At this level the client’s symptoms are annoying at most but in no way impair recreational activities or basic daily function.
In this stage we often recommend the client takes charge of their own health care with yoga, healthy diet, and tonic herbs to stay healthy. Often we recommend that acupuncture treatments cease unless there is a new health concern that develops or a relapse in the original health concern. Massage is recommended 1-2 times per month and yoga classes are recommended 2-4 times per week for optimal health.