About Acupuncture

The original mind-body-spirit medicine


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a complete and separate system of medicine that has been used in China and Asia for over 3,000 years and is now used widely throughout the world.  Acupuncture is truly a holistic mind/body/spirit medicine and is safe, effective and causes no side effects.

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body. Over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians. These meridians conduct Qi (life-force or energy), between the surface of the body and internal organs.

Harmony and Balance through Qi

It is Qi that harmonizes spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. When the flow of Qi is disrupted through illness, injury, poor health habits, or other circumstances, pain and/or disease can result. Acupuncture helps to keep the normal flow of this energy unblocked, thereby enhancing the body’s natural tendency and ability to heal itself.

"When Qi flows freely through the body, illness and disease cannot enter."

The Acupuncture Experience

Our practitioners are extremely skilled with decades of experience.  And because of this our patients find receiving acupuncture to be a deeply relaxing and comfortable experience. Many patients fall asleep or doze while receiving acupuncture.

Acupuncture needles are sterile, stainless steel, and hair-thin.  They are nothing like. needles used for injections!  Most people feel no or very minimal discomfort as the needles are gently inserted.  While you are resting with needles in place, you may feel some slight tingling, a heaviness or other sensations of energy movement.  This is what we call the "arrival of Qi".

After treatments most patients feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Acupuncture can treat most common ailments and conditions:

  • Acupuncture improves circulation to speed up healing of chronic and acute pain and injuries.

  • Acupuncture can boost the immune system for preventative care and improved overall quality of life.

  • Acupuncture is an excellent complement to other forms of healthcare and can often treat conditions for which conventional Western medicine offers little or no benefit.

Common conditions acupuncture can treat:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fertility
  • Natal Care
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Stress Management
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Addiction and Trauma Recovery
  • Menstrual Disharmonies
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Allergies
  • Immune Support
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • TMJ
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia Symptoms
  • Smoking Cessation
  • And many more

If you are unsure whether acupuncture will treat the symptoms you are experiencing, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to talk with you about how acupuncture can help you feel your best.

We do not provide primary care medicine.  If you have a serious health concern, please see your primary care physician for a complete diagnosis.

Ready to see what Acupuncture can do for your body-mind-spirit?