Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of ultra-thin needles to correct imbalances in the body.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of ultra-thin needles to correct imbalances in the body.

Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. It is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, improve overall health and wellness, and more. Its key elements are balancing yin and yang, boosting qi and jing, and supplementing yin and blood.

There are many different styles of acupuncture. Some are focused more on pain and the musculature, some focus on certain areas of the body, and some even prevent and treat wrinkles.

The best approach for you will be based on your goals and how you respond to treatment.

Each visit includes an intake, tongue, pulse, other diagnostics, and a ‘needle nap’. Other modalities may or may not be included based on your needs, like cupping or the heat lamp.

Although the terminology may seem unusual, it’s a very effective and drug free treatment that pairs well with other forms of medicine.

Why Choose Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a uniquely placed modality. It works well in combination with other types of therapies, it can be as gentle or as firm as needed, and can impact you mentally as well as physically.

The ability to relieve stress at the same time as treating your back pain, for example, can double the impact of your treatment.

How Does Acupuncture work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine organizes the body into organ systems and channel systems. The channel system is the map of acupuncture points on the body, which also connects to the muscles and the organ itself.

The points are a way to access the functions of the channel as well as the functions of the organ. The channels and the points often fall along the path of the nervous system and the venous system.

In some ways, it can be thought of as the highways of the body. Indeed, this is where acupuncture can influence the movement of blood, interrupt pain signals and more.