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Grant Sutton Acupuncture Acupuncturist Services New Orleans
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What is Acupuncture?
  • Acupuncture is thousands of years old and used across the world.
  • It regulates the flow of Qi, the life-force that sustains all life. Qi flow is affected by exercise, diet, and stress.
  • Treatment typically results in a higher quality of life.
  • Pins are inserted into specific points on the body to improve function, gently nudging your body’s Qi in the right direction.
  • It is non-addictive, and chemical free.
  • It treats both chronic and acute issues.
  • If you use it when you are healthy – it keeps you healthy.
  • It developed out of thousands of years of pragmatic study, and it has survived and flourished because it works.
  • It can be used on its own, or as a compliment to many western medical protocols.
How to Prepare

Fill out your initial intake forms, eat a small meal or snack, and wear comfortable clothes. I’ll take your full health history, and we’ll establish some treatment goals. After we get to know each other, and you ask me any questions you might have, we will get started with treatment.

The Needles

The Needles: The needles are very fine, like a hair follicle. They are not hollow, and it feels NOTHING like an injection or blood draw or tattoo. You will feel “nothing” or a slight dull ache (which is a good thing).


Cupping: This therapy involves affixing multiple glass cups to the back, abdomen, or joint. The skin and most superficial muscle layer are drawn slightly into the cup for 5-15 minutes, and the sensation and effects are similar to a massage. It removes tension and improves circulation to relieve pain. It often causes “bruising,” but it is not uncomfortable. Most patients love it, as long as it’s not bathing suit season.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine:

Chinese Herbs differ from Western Herbs because they are typically used in combination with other herbs in a formula. Each herb performs a special function.  Formulas are customized for you as your symptoms change. Be sure to tell me all the medications and supplements you are taking.


Shiatsu is a Japanese massage form based on similar theories used in acupuncture. It is generally regarded as a gentler massage form, but it’s effectiveness is significant and can often be felt for a long time following the

Moxa, or Moxibustion

Moxa is an herbal heat therapy in which mugwort is applied near the skin or directly to acupuncture needles to increase blood flow, improve immune function and deliver deep relaxation.

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation:
Your face is a diagnostic tool that indicates your overall health. Acupuncture and electro stim (which is painless) can decrease puffiness and bloating, and the appearance of fine lines. It is the perfect way to prepare for a big event or simply to feel younger and more confident in your natural good looks.

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. - Pema Chodoron