Acupuncture is safe, natural, and drug freeAcupuncture is an effective form of healthcare that has pic_inside_02evolved in and has originated in China two to four thousand years ago.

Practitioners of Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Acupuncture under the umbrella of Chinese medicine seeks to restore the balance and flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) in the body.  Qi is the energy that flows throughout the body.  Qi is what animates us, keeps us healthy and protects us from illness, pain and disease.  The ancient Chinese doctors were able to map the flow of Qi within the body through avenues called channels or meridians.  This Qi is accessed and regulated by painlessly inserting needles into various points along the meridians.

A licensed acupuncturist will use a diagnostic system that has been passed down from teacher to student.  It includes taking a full health history, questioning the patient regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle.  Your acupuncturist may also check your pulses, look at your tongue and conduct a physical exam.  An assessment based on this information will be made within the parameters of Chinese medical knowledge and your individualized diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or is out of balance will be made.

After this interview process you will receive an acupuncture treatment designed specifically for you.  Visits with your acupuncturist may last from 30 to 60 minutes.  The initial appointment can last up to 90 minutes.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of many common problems, including:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial paralysis/palsy/tics
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Incontinence
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Indigestion
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pneumonia
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting