Dr. Rakus uses acupuncture, an ancient Chinese healing art which has been practiced for thousands of years, as an effective alternative in the treatment of many health issues.  The goal of acupuncture treatment is to regulate, or balance the body’s energy or Qi (pronounced “chee”) which runs through the body’s many hidden energy meridians. Qi , or energy,  can become blocked  or over abundant along the meridians  leading to pain and other symptoms.   Dr. Rakus is trained to determine the appropriate prescription for needle position on these energy meridians to be stimulated during an acupuncture treatment. Stimulation of specific points along a meridian can regulate the flow of Qi energy relieving many symptoms.   Dr. Rakus has found Acupuncture treatments to be very successful in the treatment of many ailments such as:

  • acute pain
  • chronic pain
  • headaches
  • sciatic pain
  • addictions
  • weight loss

Dr. Rakus also uses auriculotherapy, which is acupuncture using specific points in the ear, as an effective tool to aid in weight loss.  When combined with a sound weight loss program, acupuncture can help to curb appetite, quell cravings, boost metabolism, improve digestion and regulate obesity-related hormones.

Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture:

Does acupuncture hurt?

A patient may experience a mild, uncomfortable feeling, but the benefits outweigh any brief sensation.

How big is an acupuncture needle?

The size of a single strand of hair.

How long is treatment?

About 25-30 minutes.