How Acupuncture Works at Our Encino Office


From a scientific standpoint, acupuncture is believed to target fibrous tissues known as fascia. Fascia binds blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and groups of muscles throughout the body and allows them to work together and communicate with one another. Fascia are believed to be the physical expression of the energy channels known as meridians, connecting parts of the body in often unexpected ways. By stimulating these nerve centers, acupuncture can influence parts of that brain that receive such signals, including signals that are not entirely under conscious control, such as digestion, respiration, and the sleep cycle.

When the body reacts to the stimulation of these nerve centers, it launches a strong response to trauma that is not, actually, occurring. This response is often a healing force that results from the body's inability to perceive the difference between actual trauma and the stimulation caused by acupuncture needles. The body perceives trauma, initiates a response, and then, in many cases, attempts to heal naturally.

Although this concept is still under study, the notable effects experienced by acupuncture patients attest to the power of the body's unconscious, yet powerful, capabilities to heal itself.

Learn More About Acupuncture Treatment at Atlas Health Care Center!

At Atlas Health Care Center, our team of specialists place tremendous emphasis on first determining the underlying cause of pain or underlying condition at hand. With this information, we can then offer tailored treatment options that best access a patients unique injuries or health concerns. Forooz Ardalan Ph.D., L.Ac., a graduate of Emperor College of Oriental Medicine, earned her Ph.D. in research and oriental medicine from the American Liberty University. Forooz draws from years of experience, treating patients of all ages using acupuncture, acupressure, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, and other treatment options from our Encino office.

Patient, attentive, and passionate about helping patients achieve better health, Forooz performs acupuncture with a highly skilled, gentle touch. Using Japanese disposable needles, they are of the highest quality needles; they are painless and less invasive to Korean or Chinese needles.

If you would like to learn more about acupuncture as a possible treatment option, or are looking for an acupuncturist in the Encino or the surrounding area, we encourage you to contact Atlas Health Care Center to schedule a consultation with our Encino acupuncturist. We are the Valley's premier destination for acupuncture.