Acupuncture is a safe and effective medicine developed in China thousands of years ago.  From a scientific basis, not much is known about how acupuncture really works.  It is based on the idea that each body has certain meridians or pathways through which “Qi,” or vital life force, flows.  When that force is not in proper balance or the pathways are blocked, for whatever reason (trauma, stress, weather, etc.), symptoms of an illness occur.  If one can move, eradicate the blockages or strengthen the “Qi,” one can grow in health.

Acupuncture is performed by inserting hair-thin, sterile, single-use, disposable needles at specific points on the body that will effectively move “Qi” or remove blockages, thus allowing healing to occur.

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture treats a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • acute and chronic pain of many types
  • trauma and sports/orthopedic injuries
  • stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, addictions
  • cancer care-minimizing the negative side effects of cancer therapy
  • chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure
  • auto-immune diseases
  • fatigue
  • hormonal imbalances, including perimenopause/menopause, infertility
  • women’s health issues
  • migraines, tension headaches, TMJ
  • asthma, common cold
  • allergies
  • gastric illnesses-GERD, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, constipation, diarrhea
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • dermatological problems
  • neuralgia, neuropathy

If you are unsure if acupuncture can help your condition, call today for a free consultation!