Acupuncture removes blocks and opens the body to the opportunity to do what it was designed to do: Heal Itself!
Acupuncture is a comprehensive healing system that dates back over 4,000 years. Acupuncture works with the natural energy of your body. Periodically, we develop blockages and imbalances in the body caused by physical or emotional trauma. If the physical or emotional traumas are not dealt with, they can manifest into disease. Once the acupuncturist determines the root of the problem, whether physical or emotional, the treatment will be customized to balance that patient’s health. Acupuncture treatment encourages the body to restore its own balance on all levels.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as a medicine that addresses the entire body. It is highly effective at addressing not only acute illness or injury, but chronic conditions and symptoms that are a result of multiple systems being imbalanced or ill. While it is currently renowned for treating pain and recovery from injury, it is also used to treat or help with the following. The following is a partial list of symptoms, diseases and conditions that are recognized by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and World Health Organization (WHO) to be treated effectively by acupuncture and Chinese herbs:
Acupuncture is generally painless. The needles are called “filiform” meaning “hairlike.” You may feel a slight sensation upon insertion of the needles and throughout the treatment you may have different sensations like dullness, achiness, heaviness or warmth. Most patients fall asleep during their treatments, so clearly none of the sensations are uncomfortable.
This depends on the condition that you are coming in for and the rate in which your body responds to the treatments. It also may depend on how long you’ve had the condition. Acute conditions will generally respond faster, while chronic conditions may take several weeks or longer to respond. In general, we recommend that any new patient expect to come in once a week for at least a month or two. It is not uncommon to begin seeing changes in your overall health within your first couple of treatments. We work with each patient individually to find a treatment plan that works for him or her. We also work together with other healthcare providers to co-manage the patient’s overall health.
I began my treatment sessions almost a year ago and have no regrets; except, perhaps that I waited so long to walk through the door. You see, I just couldn't quite recover from a surgery I had undergone four months prior. I met with DeWayne for my initial intake, and we dissected my issues. I'm an extremely private person but had no reservations in sharing personal information with DeWayne. He exudes confidence in his knowledge and skills and has empathy to spare. He and Ilde truly care about the people who seek them out for relief. They both take the time to get to know you. They are absolutely genuine. My health and wellbeing have improved immensely as a result of the treatment I have received, and I look forward to a healthy future! Susan M.
My husband and I were trying to get pregnant starting in November with no luck. I was in the peak of stressful nursing school that caused a huge imbalance in my hormones. I came to Dewayne a few months before school ended to work on stress and anxiety before we could focus on fertility. School was completed in May and Dewayne then focused on rebalancing my hormones. I could tell there was a “balance” or “evenness’” to my body with a lack of better words immediately after the first session. Within two months we conceived our baby boy. 🙂
My experience with DeWayne Baugus can be summed up as miraculous. I learned of his battlefield acupuncture technique after my son prompted me to find someone here who performed it. My oldest son is an injured veteran who learned of this from the VA. I had extreme difficulty walking. My right foot was nailed to the floor, and I sometimes just could not move. I had bouts with incontinence and my sleep was restless at best. I came to my first appointment at Maplebrook Acupuncture clinic in my motorized wheelchair where I had been for almost a year. After the first treatment, I came home and parked in the garage and walked across the garage to the kitchen door. I had not done that in over a year. By the time I saw DeWayne, I had sought treatment from neurosurgeons, neurologists, and orthopedic surgeons and never got any relief from their treatments. DeWayne’s first question to me was, what do you want to get from this therapy. I responded, just let me walk. If I am out for a long walk, I still use my walker, but I have not been in my wheelchair since my first treatment. My sleep and incontinence have improved, and I rest much better. I am not 100% yet but I continue to improve with each treatment. DeWayne is compassionate and has excellent diagnostic skills. He is a great listener and prays for my healing. I cannot describe how grateful I am for the treatments I have received. Sincerely
Maplebrook acupuncture has been an extremely positive experience and helped me in multiple ways. I originally went for fertility help when trying to get pregnant naturally at age 40. Many doctors told me it would be unlikely due to my age, but after 4 months of treatment and diet changes, I was able to get pregnant naturally. I continued treatments throughout my pregnancy and Dr. Dewayne was able to help with nausea, headaches, muscle aches, and pains without having to take medication. It was very important to me to take limited medication during my pregnancy and Dr. Dewayne made that possible. After having the baby my milk came in slowly and Dr. Dewayne was able to increase my milk supply by double after my first treatment and then increased again after my second treatment. In addition to helping me with fertility, the treatments have also helped with anxiety and everyday stress. I believe anyone can benefit from the treatments and would highly recommend trying for any ailment or health issue.
I started getting acupuncture treatments this past summer for carpel tunnel. I was on the list to see a specialist to get ready for carpel tunnel surgery, but that appoint was months away and needed something to ease the pain. My chiropractor recommended acupuncture and Dr. Baugus. I’m picky about my acupuncturist and didn’t have much hope but would give it a try. I can say Dr. Baugus is one of the best. He takes the time to find out everything that is going on with you mentally, emotionally and physically and will recommend a treatment that would work best for you. He is amazing at explaining what how the treatments work and how everything is connected mentally, emotionally and physically as well as blending western and eastern medicine. The treatment center is very calming and relaxing and feels like a spa treatment. After less than 5 treatments I was able to cancel my surgery plans and I’m able to fully use my right hand with my 10 key with very little to no problems. This saved me a surgery cost and down time. I’m sure a few more treatments and it will be completely gone. During my last treatment I mentioned that an old hip injury was flaring up and he treated that as well, this one will take more treatments – but the next day I could walk with no pain. It isn’t cured but with more treatments I’m sure I will have just as amazing results as I received for my carpel tunnel. I plan on keeping acupuncture as part of my monthly routine just for body tune-ups. I highly recommend Maplebrook Acupunture Clinic and Dr. Baugus and his amazing wife/assistant Ildi.