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Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Pain reduction

  • Stress and tension relief

  • Increased energy levels

  • Stronger digestion

  • Relief from bad habits and addictions

  • Greater sense of overall health and well-being

What Is Acupuncture?

The practice of acupuncture in the United States incorporates medical traditions from CThe practice of acupuncture in the United States incorporates medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries.  Acupunctur is one of the essential elements of Oriental medicine and the oldest, most commonly used medical procedure in the world. Originating in China more than 3,000 years ago, the practice of Oriental medicine includes acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, manual therapies such as acupressure, moxibustion, exercises such as tai chi or qi gong, as well as Chinese herbal preparations and dietary therapy.

These therapies work with the natural vital energy inherent within all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. This system of health care is used extensively by one-quarter of the world’s population residing in Asia and is rapidly growing in popularity in the word.

How Does It Work?

Oriental Medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western Medicine.

The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy is Qi. In developing and understanding the prevention and curing of disease, these healing practitioners discovered that this energy flows along specific pathways called meridians. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Disease is considered to arise due to a deficiency or imbalance of energy in the meridians and their associated physiological systems.

Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians. Each point has a predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, thus corroborating the locations of the meridians mapped by the ancients.

Traditional Oriental Medicine user an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, palpation of points and meridians, medical history and other signs and symptoms to create a composite oriental medical diagnosis. A treatment plan is then formulated to induce the body to a balanced state of health.

FWhat Can I Expect?

Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. However, some conditions that have arisen over a course of years will be relieved only with slow, steady progress.

As in any form of healing, the patient’s attitude, diet, determination and life style will affect the outcome of a course of treatment. Patients are encouraged during the process. Although Oriental Medicine can treat most conditions, there are circumstances that can be dealt with more effectively by Western Medicine. In such cases, your Acupuncturist will recommend you to contact a Western Medicine doctor. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine should be seen as complementary to Western Medicine.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Your acupuncturist only uses sterile, one-time use, disposable needles. The needles are about as thin as a human hair and are generally inserted no deeper than ¼ – ½” into the skin. On average, your acupuncturist uses between 4 and 16 needles depending on the patient’s condition, age, and constitution. Initially, at the insertion of the needle, you may feel a dull, achy feeling or heat, depending on your level of sensitivity. The needles are then left in for about 25 to 40 minutes.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the feeling of receiving an injection, due to the fact that the main sources of pain from injections are the larger diameter needle and medication being forced into the tissue with pressure. Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible about the diameter of a human hair. In most cases, insertion by skilled practitioners is performed without discomfort.

You may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the area of insertion. Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment. In some cases, your practitioner may also recommend herbs or dietary, exercise or lifestyle changes.

Acupuncture can relieve the following complaints:

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as effective for 43 common ailments including:

Respiratory Disorders
  • Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Common cold, Tonsillitis, Sore throat, Hay fever, Bronchitis, Bronchial asthma

WDisorders of the Eyes
  • Acute conjunctivitis, Myopia in children, Cataracts without complications, Central retinitis

Mental-Emotional Disorders
  • Anxiety , Depression, Stress, Insomnia, Addictions, Weigh control

Muscular-skeletal Disorders
  • Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow, Lower back pain,  Osteoarthritis and Joint pains, Stiff neck, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Sprains, Chronic injuries from auto accidents, Fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia

Gastro-intestinal Disorders
  • Acute and chronic gastritis, Hyperacidity, Hiccoughs, Acute uncomplicated duodenal ulcer, Chronic duodenal ulcer(pain relief), Acute and chronic colitis, Acute bacillary dysentery, Constipation, Diarrhea, Paralytic ileus

Neurological Disorders
  • Headache and Migraine, Dizziness, Trigeminal neuralgia, Nocturnal enuresis, Facial palsy(within 3-6months), Paresis following stroke, Meniere’s disease, Peripheral neuropathies, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Intercostal neuralgia, Sciatica

Disorders of the Mouth
  • Toothache, Post extraction pain, Gingivitis, Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Ear Disorders
  • Ringing in ears, Deafness, Meniere’s disease, Earache

Reproductive System Disorders
  • Infertility, Premenstrual syndrome(PMS), Irregular Menses, Pelvic inflammatory disease(PID), Menopausal symptoms, Morning sickness, Urinary incontinence, Impotence

Acupuncture Treatments

We offer a variety of acupuncture treatments

Acupuncture for Pain Relief:

Acupuncture can be an effective lower back pain treatment as well as effectively treating pain due to work-related injuries, repetitive motion injuries, sports injuries, physical and/or emotional trauma, hereditary weakness, poor diet, and environmental stress.

Acupuncture for Health:
  • Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of general health conditions including emotional disorders, digestive issues, fatigue, and other general ailments.

Fertility and Acupuncture:
  • Acupuncture can be effective for enhancing a woman’s natural fertility and preparing their body for conception.

Sports Acupuncture:
  • Acupuncture can be effective for treating pain related to sports and athletic injuries.

Acupuncture for Women:
  • Acupuncture can be effective on a wide variety of women’s health issues such as PMS, menopause relief, weight loss, pregnancy, and cosmetic enhancements.

Pediatric Acupuncture:
  • Infants, children, and adolescents respond quickly to Chinese Medical Treatment. Their discomforts are easier to diagnose and their timeline of healing is much quicker than adults.