About Acupuncture

The goal is to create balance in our bodies.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient East-Asian medicine that uses fine needles and tools at certain points on the body to facilitate healing and general well-being. Acupuncture also incorporates bodywork, lifestyle, diet, and exercise. The goal is to create balance in our bodies.

Disharmony can occur when any aspect of our being is over or underutilized. Stress, sleep patterns, and other factors point to the sources of what we refer to as a person’s “pattern of disharmony.” Understanding the root of the problem helps us treat the symptoms that appear, and thus, help the body return to its natural state of balance.

Acupuncture involves the stimulation of special points on the body using fine needles, heat, pressure, friction or other techniques. Acupuncture balances and facilitates the circulation of blood, fluids and the flow of "Qi," or energy, through specific pathways of the body, optimizing its ability to heal injury, illness and dysfunction.

What is a typical visit like?

We begin by discussing the main reason(s) you are seeking treatment and we'll talk about your general health as well. We may do manual muscle testing and examine your gait or other structural assessments. We also will take your pulse and examine your tongue. We might give you corrective exercises or give you tools to take home and use. At each follow-up session, we'll review how your week-to-week treatments are going, note any major changes and continue to custom tailor the treatment as we go along. Ultimately, the goal is to get you feeling better, faster. 

How many visits will I need?

Acupuncture is a cumulative effect. In the beginning, we strongly recommend once a week for 4-6 weeks. After that time period, if you are significantly better, then we begin to taper off your frequency of treatments. The ultimate goal is for you to feel healthy and balanced. Usually, patients maintain a routine of a once per month "tune up" treatment. 

What does acupuncture treat?

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chemotherapy side effects
  • Colds/ flu
  • Depression
  • Digestive symptoms
  • Fatigue/ immune deficiency
  • GI disorders
  • Headaches/ migraines
  • Joint pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain (back/ neck/ shoulder/ etc pain)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • PMS symptoms
  • Sciatica
  • Skin problems
  • Stress and tension
  • Tendinitis (all joints)

Please contact us for a free consultation or if your symptom is not listed above.