Pins and Needles

Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine expert Kenneth B. Noble moves his successful business to Uncharted Waters Float Center

The practice of acupuncture is one of the oldest documented forms of Chinese medicine. Gaining popularity in Western culture as an alternative, holistic approach to health and wellness, people are flocking to this healing technique in order to suit their individual lifestyle needs. Thankfully, UWFC has dropped an anchor into these restorative waters with the recruitment of Kenneth B. Noble, MSA, EAMP. Moving his business practice to the center, Noble will be able to accommodate former clients while taking on new patrons.

Having practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbs for over a decade, Master Noble comes to us with a strong background in integrated health; A Master’s in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and is also a certified massage therapist. Blending aspects of both Western and traditional Chinese medicine, Noble has spent 16 years crafting a uniquely synergistic methodology that holds a capacity for rapid healing.

Although the technique may seem randomized by the untrained eye, the science of acupuncture is about more than making subjects into human pincushions. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version of the process: the ultimate objective of acupuncture is to facilitate the movement of Qi [pronounced chee] — or life force –throughout what practitioners call ‘meridians’ in the body. Meridians are pathways that run through the body, carrying vital Qi to cells, organs, tissues, muscles and glands for optimized functionality.

When there’s blockage of Qi, a whole host of problems and issues arise — especially when the disruption is excessive or significantly prolonged. This is where the needles come into play; strategically and carefully placed, they unblock the impasses of Qi so it is free to move fluidly throughout the body. Once in the clear, the life force is able to nourish and sustain the body, resulting in less pain, discomfort, and overall ‘ickiness’.

Perhaps the biggest misconceptualization regarding acupuncture is that it is painful. It isn’t a difficult notion to conceive, as popularized imagery depicts people with an unending amount of needles protruding from every inch of exposed skin. However, skeptics may be reassured that the procedure is not only painless, but relaxing as well. The needles are tremendously thin, it would take three of them to fit into a typical hospital nurse’s needle.

The process begins with a thorough health exam, collecting personal medical history in order to assess what issues should be addressed. After the data is collected, a customized treatment plan is created, tailored with your unique health goals in mind.

We could go on and on about the benefits of acupuncture, like it’s alleviation of allergies, depression and anxiety, insomnia, and symptoms related to fibromyalgia and menopause. It has also been linked to successfully aiding in fertility, weight loss, facial rejuvenation, smoking cessation… we digress. If you have a health concern or are simply passionate about wellness, chances are acupuncture would serve you..

Another sublime aspect of acupuncture? It not only treats the symptoms of the problem, but the causes as well. This diversion from the typical ‘band-aid’ approach of many mainstream practices fuels the comprehensive nature of the service, giving you peace of mind that complications are being eradicated at their source.

Have we piqued your interest? If so, stop by or give Master Ken a call at 253.564.2353. 10-6 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 12 to 6 on Wednesday, Friday by appointment.

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