Acupuncture is an ancient healing system developed in China over 4,000 years
ago. Acupuncture is one component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
TCM also includes herbal medicine, massage, linaments, moxa and more. Acupuncture has been practiced in the United States since the 1970’s and is becoming ever more popular due to its effectiveness.
Acupuncture works by promoting the proper flow of Qi (chee) or vital energy in the body and thereby helps the body heal itself. Qi resides through- out the body and is most concentrated in the meridians or channels. Knowing the flow of Qi, allows a
practitioner to influence Qi with acupuncture by tapping into specific points on these channels of energy.
Western Medicine and science is still trying to fully understand how acupuncture works. There is evidence that stimulation of certain points on the body causes the release of neurotransmitters in the brain that decrease pain and promote relaxation. However, acupuncture does so much more that cannot be explained by
The first visit usually takes 1 1/2 hours and includes gathering information, tongue and pulse assessment, overall TCM diagnosis and an acupuncture treatment. This first visit is used to find any underlying imbalances that may be causing the obvious symptom. In TCM, we correct the underlying imbalance as well as treat the symptom directly to
help bring relief.
Follow up treatments usually last 45 minutes. Herbs, cupping, moxa, heat,
electrical stimulation and massage may be part of the treatment.
The number of treatments you will need will depend on your condition and how your body responds to acupuncture. A normal course is 10 treatments, some
people need less and some more. Most people will notice a significant improvement after the first few treatments.
We use only sterilized disposable needles.
Acupuncture can treat these conditions and more:
- Painful Conditions
- Infertility issues (assist in IUI & IVF)
- Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
- Migraines and Headaches
- Sports injuries or falls
- Shoulder, hip, knee, & back problems
- Cardiovascular Problems
- High blood pressure
- Women’s Health Issues
- Men’s Health Issues