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Acupuncture

Top Reasons To Try Acupuncture:
  • Acupuncturists view each person as a dynamic and holistic being. Every atom, cell tissue, and organ is interrelated and interconnected, functioning as a complete whole.
  • Acupuncture helps to awaken and energize the self-healing and regenerating capacity of your body.
  • Acupuncture can be used as preventative medicine to help avoid disease in the first place. 
  • Acupuncture can help support and strengthen your immune system.
  • Acupuncture can help to overcome drug, alcohol, food and sugar additions and quit smoking.
  • Acupuncture can treat over fifty medial diseases, disorders and symptoms, including pain, arthritis, infertility, headaches and allergies.
  • Acupuncture has treated billions of people over the past 2,500 years.
  • Acupuncture works. It really does!
Other Traditional Chinese (TCM) Methods Used Together With Acupuncture:
  • Moxibustion - the dried leaf of mugworth is rolled into a stick or placed on the end of needles, then burned as a warming therapy during treatment.
  • Oriental Nutrition - specific foods used to strengthen, rebuild, and balance the body.
  • Qi Gong - Specific movements and breathing exercises used to improve health and the body.
  • Electro-acupuncture - Acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe, gentle, electrical current.
  • Acupressure/Tuina - A massage technique which stimulates the meridians, facilitating the flow of Qi.
  • Gua Sha - A gentle scraping of the skin surface using a Gua Sha tool to increase circulation of Qi and blood.
  • Cupping - Using glass or bamboo cups to create a vacuum in order to increase warmth and circulation.
  • Tai Chi - Movement exercises that help develop harmony and balance and promotes maximum health.
Frequently Asked Questions:

The Most Asked - Does it hurt?
    The acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a human hair. In some instances, you won't feel it at all. Other times, there may be tingling, warmth, heaviness, or a pressure. At worst, it might feel like a mosquito bite.

Does it work?
    Acupuncture works for approximately 80% of the people. Success may be reduction or elimination of pain, improved strength and stamina, lessening or elimination of the problem.

How does it work?
    The basic theory says that Qi (chee) or "energy force" moves through the body in pathways called meridians. Any blockage of these pathways will cause problems (like a beaver building a dam in the river will cause problems). The goal of acupuncture is to clear any blockages and allow the pathways to flow free and full of Qi.

Is Acupuncture safe? 
    When performed by or under the guidance of a competently trained, licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. The needles are prepackaged and sterile. They are used one time and then put into a medical hazardous waste container for disposal.

How many treatments will I need?
    Acupuncture usually works best in a series of treatments. Acute problems may be resolved in 1 or 2 treatments. Chronic ones have been there a long time and typically take longer to resolve. Much depends on the person and the condition.