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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has helped billions of people over the past 5000 years.  Acupuncture care helps to relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems.  It can also uncover the underlying root cause(s) of those symptoms.


The goal of this dynamic and integrated health care system is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body.  It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease.


Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free and effective.  The perfect way to get well and stay healthy.



How does Acupuncture work?

Inside of you is an intelligent, energetic system that maintains health and balance.  Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine.

Chinese medicine is based on the concept of “qi” (chee), or vital energy. Qi flows through our bodies via meridians or pathways that are connected to our major internal organs. There are over 2000 acupuncture or "trigger" points associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Imbalance and disease occur when this flow of energy is blocked in the free flow of blood and vital energy.

Acupuncture works by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points along these meridians to balance the flow of qi, thus bringing the body back into balance.  Scientific measurements of acupuncture show an increased circulation of blood to the area being treated and an increase in the hormones called endorphins, which block pain and promote healing, strengthen the immune system, and promote blood circulation.

The effect of physiological function and health from Acupuncture follows a holistic medical paradigm to regulate the function of the human body, calm the nervous system, regulate the endocrine system, and increase resistance by enhancing the immune system.


Health is an inner resiliency that allows you to meet the demands of life.  Being in a state of health helps you thrive in the face of environmental, physical, emotional and mental stress.


When qi is balanced and flowing freely, the body's natural self-healing abilities are activated, enabling internal stability and harmony to occur.  The body will flourish, and true health and well being can be achieved.


How long does treatment take?

Acupuncture is usually given in a series of treatments. Since each person is unique, the number and frequency of treatments needed will vary depending on whether the condition is chronic or acute and on the vitality of the individual.

To maximize the chance for recovery and prevent problems from becoming chronic, regular treatments should be given until the problem is resolved. Each subsequent treatment should give a better and more prolonged result and the symptoms should gradually disappear as the treatments continue.


Is Acupuncture safe?

Yes. Only sterile disposable needles are used. Complications due to acupuncture are extremely rare and there are virtually no side effects. Over five thousand years of clinical experience have shown acupuncture to be a safe and effective medical treatment.


Is Acupuncture painful?

Because the needles are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair, the sensation is generally quite mild. Nearly all patients experience a significant level of relaxation and may even fall asleep during treatment. Following an acupuncture treatment, many patients feel a heightened sense of well-being which may last for several days.

In some cases, it is not necessary to use needles at all; other techniques are also effective when treating young children or sensitive adults. If you have a real fear of needles, I will be happy to discuss this with you.


How do I prepare for an acupuncture treatment?


  • To receive the greatest benefit from your treatment, the following suggestions are important:
  • Do not eat a large meal immediately before or after your treatment, but do not come excessively hungry.
  • Do not exercise heavily.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages for six hours before or after your treatment.
  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Plan your visits so that after the treatment you can rest and not have to be at peak performance.
  • Take any prescription medicines as directed by your regular doctor.

What disorders are treatable with Traditional Chinese Medicine?


  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Urogenital Disorders
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints
  • Circulatory Disorders
  • Stress Related Disorders
  • Immune System Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
  • Supportive Therapy



What is Orthopedic Acupuncture?


Orthopedic acupuncture uses muscle motor points, trigger points and traditional Chinese medical points.  Motor points are usually found at the mid section of mucsles and have the greatest neural potential.  Trigger points often indicate pain referral.  Traditional Chinese medical points correspond to the flow of the body meridians and are powerful in resolving disorders throughout the whole body.  Internal and external herbal applications can also be applied.

Most people who seek out acupuncture are looking for relief from pain.  Pain due to everyday stress, incorrect ergonomics and injury can be treated using orthopedic acupuncture.  It is an effective way to manage and treat musculo-skeletal problems. 

Some of the musculo-skeletal problems treated include:

  •      Low back pain
  •      Stiff and painful neck
  •      Frozen shoulder
  •      Rotator cuff injuries
  •      Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •      Bursitis
  •      Hip/groin pain
  •      Whiplash
  •      TMJ Dysfunction
  •      Knee pain
  •      Sciatica
  •      Disk Herniation
  •      Acute injuries, sprained ankle
  •      Plantar fascitits
  •      Injuries from golf, tennis, track, contact sports



   Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture:

Female/Male Infertility
Imbalances: Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS),
Premature Ovarian Failure 
Poor Ovarian Reserve 
Uterine disorders:
Fibroids, ovarian cysts, thin
uterine lining , endometitis
Pelvic disorders: Pelvic
Inflammatory Disorders
(PID), adhesions,
Frequent Miscarriage 
Unexplained Fertility 
Low Sperm Count, Motility,
Morphology issues 
Endocrine disorders 
Sexual Dysfunction 


Premenstrual Syndrome
Amenorrhea: no
Dysmenorrhea: painful
Menorrhagia: Heavy and
prolonged menstruation 
Irregular menstruation
Abnormal uterine bleeding 

Pelvic Care 
Chronic Pelvic Pain 
Pelvic Inflammatory
Disease (PID) 
Painful intercourse 

Pregnancy Care 
Morning sickness 
Breech presentation 
Bowel problems 
Sciatic pain, back pain,
pubic pain 
Pre-birth care


Postpartum Care 
Postpartum depression 
Insufficient lactation 
Abnormal uterine
Urinary problems 
Joint pain 
Care after Caesarean

Pediatric Care 
Eye Conditions
Loose stools
Immune System
Skin conditions

Menopausal care 
Night sweats 
Hot flashes 
Decreased libido 
Irregular menses 
Vaginal dryness and

Mental and Emotional
Health Care 

Insomnia/sleep disturbance 
Post traumatic disorder 
Eating disorders 
Smoking cessation 

Gastrointestinal Care 
Irritable bowel syndrome
Acid reflux 

Musculoskeletal Care 
Low back pain 
Neck Pain 
Joint Pain/limb pain 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
Rheumatoid arthritis 
Repetitive stress injuries 
Sports injuries

Neurological Care 


Multiple Sclerosis 
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 
Post stroke paralysis 

Head/Face Disorders 
Bell’s Palsy 
Meniere’s Disease 
Trigeminal Neuralgia 
Dental pain 

Cardiovascular Disorders 
Endocrine: thyroid
Chronic Fatigue syndrome 

Respiratory Disorders 
Bronchial asthma 
Allergic rhinitis 
Common Cold 

Urological Care 
Urinary Tract Infection
Interstitial Cystitis
(IC)/Painful bladder
Urinary incontinence 
Bed wetting 

Skin Conditions 

General well-being 
Facial rejuvenation 
Stop Smoking 
Weight Loss 

Mesothelioma Cancer 


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