ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture points are stimulated via needles or pressure to restore the proper circulation of qi which helps bring the body back into a balanced and healthy state. While Western medicine focuses on treating symptoms, Chinese medicine’s goal is to treat the root cause of the illness while alleviating accompanying symptoms.

Originating in China over 3,000 years ago, acupuncture is the oldest continually practiced medical system in the world. The ancient Chinese recognized the vital energy behind all of life’s processes. It is believed that this energy, called “qi” (pronounced “chee”), circulates throughout the body along meridians or channels. If this energy flow is disrupted, normal physiological function is affected resulting in pain or illness.

COMMONLY TREATED DISEASES

A committee of the United Nations World Health Organization and the National Insitute of Health have endorsed acupuncture as safe and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Menopause
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Infertility
  • Low back pain
  • PMS
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Sinusitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Nervous tension
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST TREATMENT?

Your first appointment is an opportunity for you to tell me about your symptoms. A first typical treatment includes:

  • A complete health history intake
  • Chinese pulse and tongue diagnosis
  • Acupuncture treatment (needle retention)
  • Other Traditional Chinese therapies as needed
  • (ie. Moxabustion, cupping)
  • Chinese herbal recommendations (as needed)
  • Dietary/lifestyle recommendations

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Acupuncture points are stimulated via needles or pressure to restore the proper circulation of qi which helps bring the body back into a balanced and healthy state. While Western medicine focuses on treating symptoms, Chinese medicine’s goal is to treat the root cause of the illness while alleviating accompanying symptoms.