What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a part of a system of Oriental Medicine (which also includes herbology, diet and nutrition, and Tai Chi and Qi Gong) and has been utilized for thousands of years to treat millions and millions of people. Fundamentally, needles are inserted into a combination of points along pathways/meridians that cover the body. The goal is to balance the flow of Qi (energy) and Blood in order to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering.
Do the needles hurt?
People typically describe the needle insertion as either pain free or like a mosquito bite. I use disposable, high quality Japanese made needles that are so fine they are flexible!
Can I benefit from Acupuncture?
Most people come to Acupuncture because they are limited by pain or neurologic problems and have heard of the efficacy of Acupuncture in relieving these kinds of symptoms. It works to stimulate healing by balancing the flow of Qi (for instance, pain indicates that Qi is not flowing freely) and stimulating Blood flow – thus reducing inflammation and nourishing the injured tissue. Acupuncture is an extremely effective adjunct to Active Release Techniques (ART), Chiropractic care, massage, or traditional Western medicine and can expedite healing.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating many other conditions, including but not limited to:
High blood pressure
Anxiety and depression
After my symptoms resolve, then what?
I look forward to assisting you to achieve better health by using a gentle approach with this ancient medicine. Oriental Medicine addresses not just your physical body but the whole of you so that you can have a vibrant and full life!