acupuncture footWhat is Acupuncture?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic healthcare system that addresses the root cause of an illness as well as the symptoms.  For over 3000 years, TCM has been used to treat people worldwide for a variety of ailments ranging from musculo-skeletal issues to internal disease.  It incorporates every aspect of the body in treatment, including diet and nutrition.

Acupuncture is based on the theory that within the human body energetic pathways, called channels or meridians, exist.  The meridian system contains an energetic life force that is referred to as “Qi” pronounced “chee”.  And, is theorized to run along similar pathways as the circulatory and lymphatic system, evenly promoting the smooth flow of energy throughout the body.  When the Qi is unobstructed and abundant, homeostasis and optimal health can be achieved.  However, if the meridians become congested or diminished in any area, a state of imbalance will occur, thus creating an environment for aliments to manifest.

The actual technique of acupuncture uses hair-thin needles that are inserted into specific acupuncture points in the body.  After insertion, the needles are stimulated to facilitate the Qi flow, enhance Qi, and/or unblock congested channels, thus reconnecting the meridian system and the body.  As a byproduct, endorphins may be released that promote a deep sense of relaxation .  However, it is not uncommon to also experience achiness, soreness, or fatigue which is an indication that the body is attempting to heal itself.

At Unravel Therapeutics, we bring ancient wisdom and scientific understanding together, for the benefit of our patients.

acupuncture cuppingCan Acupuncture treat more than pain?

Yes. Acupuncture is proven to be effective in treating: Digestive disorders, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, common cold, menopausal symptoms, reproductive system disorders, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Our Acupuncturist

Nejat Kesler DOAM, LAC

Nejat Kesler DOAM, LAC

Nejat Kesler, DAOM, L.Ac. received his masters degree at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and earned his doctoral degree at Bastyr University, specializing in integrative oncology and pain management. He completed clinical training at the Providence Everett Cancer Alliance, Skagit Valley Hospital Oncology Department, Teaching Hospital of Sichuan Chinese Medicine Institute, in Chengdu and Long Hua Hospital, in Shanghai. Dr. Kesler has a strong emphasis in integration of different disciplines of medicine for the best care of the patient. He incorporates traditional Asian medicine with scientific evidence based methods.

If you’re interested in learning more about TCM or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us.  Nejat uses a variety of techniques in his treatments that include:

Sonopuncture   The use of sound to stimulate meridians and points in the body

Electro-acupuncture  The use of electric impulse stimulation to treat more severe  causes of pain related cnditions

Cupping  A treatment technique that involves the  application of glass with heat to create suction, thereby pulling heat or toxins out of the body

Moxabustion  The burning of mugwort on or near the body

Tuina Therapy  Chinese therapeutics massage applied on specific acupuncture points, along a meridian

Chinese Herbal Medicine  A primary component of TCM, Chinese herbs include plant materials

First Office Visit and Consultation         1.5Hr Session   $95

Subsequent Visits                                          1 Hr Sessions    $75

Unravel Therapeutics’ acupuncturist is a provider  for all major insurance companies, including Aetna, Group Health, Corvel, Cigna, First Choice, KPS, Premera, Lifewise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Regence, Uniform Medical and United Healthcare.  If you do not see us on your provider’s list, please call and check with us, as we are probably a provider.

We also participate as providers for Auto Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims as well as for on-the-job injuries (i.e. Washington State Labor and Industries injury claims).