Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine that stimulates your body’s natural healing process. Fine needles are inserted into the body on meridian points that enhance the body’s systems. Decades of Western electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location of these points. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture activates the flow of energy that nourishes tissues, stimulates blood flow and returns healthy sensation.
The needles we use are sterile and single-use. They are very thin and designed not to cause discomfort. Their insertion is often gentle and shallow and the experience of having acupuncture is in no way like having an injection.
While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. Once the needles are in most of our patients tell us that they experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being that lasts for many hours after the treatment.
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Another term is Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS). This practice augments the use of regular acupuncture needles, can restore health and well-being, and is particularly good for treating pain.
Oriental medicine has been practiced for more than 2,500 years and includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, Oriental massage and Oriental nutrition. It is a system of medicine that categorizes body patterns into specific types of diagnoses with corresponding treatment plans. Oriental medicine is practiced in China, Japan, Korea, Viet Nam, Thailand, Tibet and India. One […]
Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years because of its effectiveness in treating various illnesses with a low risk of adverse reaction or side effects, especially when compared to pharmaceutical drugs. It treats the root of the problem, relieves symptoms, and restores normal body functions. There are approximately 5,000 potential herbs in […]
Cupping, an ancient healing modality, helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body. The cups are placed on the skin by either heat or suction creating a partial vacume. This increases circulation and […]
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means “acupuncture-moxibustion.” The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is […]
For more frequent and affordable visits, we also offer community acupuncture. Community acupuncture offers 30-minute acupuncture sessions treating one primary complaint per visit. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits — It’s easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together, patients find it comforting, and a collective energetic field […]