What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the World. 

It involves the insertion of very thin sterile needles, used only once and generally painless, into specific points on the body to stimulate and improve Energy (Qi) and Blood flow.  Selection of points is based on each patient’s signs and symptoms, condition, and diagnosis. 

What is Qi

Qi is the Vital Energy that nourishes and supplements our body and sustains our health.  In order to maintain health, Qi must be balanced and flowing freely, as blockages will manifest in various signs and symptoms, leading to illness and disease.

How Acupuncture Works

According to Chinese Medical Theory, irregularities  and blockages in circulation of Qi and Blood in the body lead to pain and disease.  Manipulating the body’s Qi and Blood by simulating acupuncture points located throughout the body through needling, will regulate imbalances and blockages, alleviate signs and symptoms, decreases pain, and promote overall health and wellness. 


Why Choose Acupuncture

Acupuncture offers you a Painless, Drug-free, Non-Surgical, Safe and Effective alternative for achieving optimal health and wellness.  No suffering from negative sides effects from medications or risks of surgery with a painful long recovery period.  Each treatment is specifically tailored for you through the acupuncture points selection, which is ever changing to provide the best treatment results.

The World Health Organization (WHO), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)  recognizes Acupuncture to be an effective treatment for various medical conditions and illnesses. 

What to Expect

On the first visit, you will fill out a thorough Health and Medical History form along with your contact information, followed by a Comprehensive Consultation by our Acupuncturist to determine the main reason or goal for your visit.  An examination including Pulse and Tongue readings will be preformed to help us determine a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis.  Based on the findings, a treatment plan will be designed specifically for you including the selection of acupuncture points.  Needles will be inserted to the acupuncture points and retained for 20-30 minutes.  Treatment may also include other modalities such as Cupping, Electrical Stimulation, Gua Sha, and Tui Na.  The first visit typically will last 1.0–1.5 hours. 

On subsequent visits, a brief intake and re-evaluation will be performed to access your response to the previous treatment and current status.  Needles will be inserted to the selected acupuncture points and retained for 20-30 minutes.  In addition, treatment may include other modalities.  Visits will generally be 30-45 minutes in duration.