What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern method that promotes natural healing and improved functioning in the body.  It consists of the gentle insertion of very fine, single use, sterile, disposable needles into very precise points on the body known as meridians.  These points which are so effective in treating disease, have been mapped out by the Chinese over 2000 years ago.



According to the Chinese medical system, acupuncture restores the blockages and imbalances of Qi (pronounced "chee"), which is the vital life force that make up our Meridians.  These blocks and imbalances in our Qi can often lead to illness and pain.

 

From a western point of view, acupuncture causes many physiological changes in the body including increased blood flow,stimulation of hormones and neurotransmitters, and stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the patient to achieve very deep relaxation.  Acupuncture invokes an analgesic effect by altering the body's own natural pain-relieving opiate system.

Acupuncture is not painful.  In fact, most people experience a profound feeling of relaxation and well being during and after an acupuncture treatment.  Many patients are surprised to find a great reduction in their symptoms after just one treatment.

Gynecological Conditions

  • Amenorrhea (lack of menses)

  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menses)

  • Infertility

  • Post partum depression

  • Irregular menses

  • Menopausal symptoms

Respiratory Conditions

 

Pain Conditions

  • Headaches / migraines

  • Facial pain (TMJ, Bell's Palsy)

  • Tooth pain

  • Neck pain

  • Upper back pain

  • Low back pain (Sciatica, Piriformis syndrome)

  • Shoulder pain

  • Lower extremity pain

  • Repetitive strain injury

  • Tennis Elbow / Carpal Tunnel

  • Osteoarthritis


Miscellaneous Conditions

  • Anxiety / Stress / Depression

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • General Well Being

  • Weight Loss

  • Hypertension

  • Smoking cessation

  • Tinnitus

  • Vertigo

  • Urinary dysfunction

  • And much more…