Acupuncture has been proven to remedy acute and chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers, and strengthen the immune system.  Acupuncture stimulates the release of opiate-like hormones and induces a state of deep relaxation, balance, and healing.

People are often surprised to discover how relaxing acupuncture is.

During treatment, extremely fine, single-use needles are inserted at specific locations known as acupuncture points.  These points follow precise pathways (meridians or channels), which correspond to the body’s peripheral and central nervous system.  Stimulating points with needles (acupuncture), heat (moxibustion), or pressure (guasha, cupping, massage) provides signaling to the brain to induce clinical change, increase circulation of blood and lymph, and restore normal balance and flow throughout the body.

Electro-Acupuncture (E-Stim) is a type of treatment where small electrodes are attached to acupuncture needles.  This mild electrical current feels like gentle tapping, and provides additional stimulus to the nervous system, and stronger signaling to the brain.  E-Stim is especially helpful for chronic pain, musculoskeletal issues, fertility treatments, and sports injuries.

Is Acupuncture Painful?  When needles are inserted there may be a sensation of tingling, heaviness, or warmth.  In general, sensations are mild and tend to dissipate quickly.  People often fall into deep, relaxed sleep states while receiving acupuncture.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?  Frequency of acupuncture treatments will vary according to the nature of the condition being treated and the underlying constitution of the patient.  Acute situations typically require fewer visits over a shorter period of time, while chronic conditions tend to require more extensive treatment.

Is Acupuncture Good Self Care?  Acupuncture may be used as a preventative modality, for example, coming in for treatment to recharge the immune system, prepare for seasonal changes, and to manage stress.  It can be helpful to recover from illness or injury, pre-/post-surgery, during IVF and other fertility treatments, and to promote relaxation and a sense of harmony and well-being.

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