Acupuncture

Betsy Wiss, LAc, Chinese Medicine

Betsy has been trained in classical Chinese Acupuncture but also specializes in Pain Management using a technique called, “Motor Point Acupuncture.” This is very beneficial for the elimination of pain and for the management of pain.

She has worked in integrative medical clinics for 25 years in Alaska, California, and Idaho, with a specialty in acute and chronic pain. She has worked with professional athletes, motor vehicular and workers compensation patients, and all ages including the elderly population.

Classical Acupuncture


creates balance within a patient and allows energy to flow freely…restoring health to the mind and body.

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine dating back 5,000 years. There are many different types of therapies within the scope or practice of TCM. The purpose of these therapies is to create balance within a patient and allow energy to flow freely. TCM is based on the belief that what happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. Similarly, organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body functioning.

One of the TCM concepts is qi (pronounced chiĀ), which is considered a vital force or energy. Qi flows through the body via channels, or pathways, called meridians. Imbalances in the flow of qi cause illness; correction of this flow restores the body to balance. Acupuncture restores the balance of qi, thus creating the normal flow of qi throughout the body and restoring health to the mind and body.

Motor Point Acupuncture

Motor Point Acupuncture…This re-patterns the muscle and causes a relaxation response.

Additionally, Betsy specializes in pain management using a technique called, Motor Point Acupuncture. This is very beneficial for the elimination of pain and for the management of pain. A Motor Point controls the tension of a muscle and when a needle is inserted into the motor point, the tension is released. This re-patterns the muscle and causes a relaxation response. Once this occurs, the body is able to decrease inflammation and irritated nerves in the area, thus decreasing the pain. Betsy combines Motor Point Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture techniques to achieve a faster rehabilitation time and with less treatment visits for the patient.

Benefits of Acupuncture
  • Pain Specialist
  • Force Muscle Relaxation
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Block Pain Signals
  • Increase Pain Relieving Hormones


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