Acupuncture can be used to promote health and well being, prevent illness, and treat a variety of medical conditions. It is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. The traditional Chinese believe channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface maintaining health and balance. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up stopping the orderly flow of healthy energy.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of the pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. Learn more about the history and theory behind Acupuncture.

Your first visit may begin like a first visit to a new doctor. Our experienced acupuncturist will ask you questions about your history and then identify a treatment plan. While you are comfortably seated or laying down, our acupuncturist will then place very fine needles into specific points on your body. Learn more about what to expect during your first visit.

Acupuncture can be effective as a primary treatment, or as one part of a client’s health treatment. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture to treat a wide range of medical problems, including:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal conditions like arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and neck/shoulder pain
  • Emotional and psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety
  • Circulatory disorders, such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia
  • Addictions to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs
  • Respiratory disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis
  • Gastrointestinal conditions like food allergies, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestions, intestinal weakness, anorexia, and gastritis

Learn more about acupuncture by reading the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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