About Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture?

meridians-2-webAcupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, prevent illness and promote well-being for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy Qi (pronounced Chee).

In a healthy person Qi flows within specific energetic pathways called “meridians” in a harmonious and healthy way. Disease is considered to arise due to a deficiency or imbalance of energy in the meridians and their associated physiological systems.

Acupuncture involves using extremely fine, flexible needles as one tool to correct the deficiency or imbalance of Qi. They are inserted into specific acupuncture points on the energetic pathways leading to the organs, muscles and nerves of the body to help restore the proper flow of Qi.

Healthy, open meridians where energy and blood can flow freely are essential for optimal health. The needles prompt the body to respond, often by effecting the release of painkilling and inflammation-reducing substances, which stimulates the body’s healing energy. The body has more than 400 acupuncture points.

Acupuncture treatments are based on Chinese medical diagnosis, which includes assessment of pulse quality, shape and color of the tongue, medical history, and whole body evaluation. Chinese medicine and acupuncture work to treat the whole patient and the root of a problem. As a natural approach, acupuncture allows you to address health concerns without the use of drugs and the worry of possible side effects.

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture is used to successfully treat both pain, mood and stress related conditions and dysfunctions in the body. It is effective in treating:

•  Acute and chronic pain syndromes
•  Headaches
•  Trigeminal neuralgia
•  Bladder dysfunction
•  Back pain and sciatica
•  Osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis
•  Tennis elbow
•  Carpal tunnel syndrome
•  Frozen shoulder syndrome
•  Stomach problems

•  Constipation, diarrhea
•  Asthma and allergies
•  Pediatric issues
•  Low immunity
•  Insomnia
•  Anxiety and depression
•  Gynecological issues
•  Infertility
•  Other “internal” medical conditions

Pediatric Acupuncture

A Unique Approach to Children’s Health Issues

mother-and-child-webThese are challenging times for parents who want their children to have the best possible foundation for a healthy happy life. The gentle, safe, effective approach of pediatric acupuncture may be just what your child needs.

As children‘s internal systems develop, they can easily come down with digestive, respiratory, and immune complaints. Fortunately children respond readily to gentle, natural medicine, massage and a special kind of acupuncture which uses non-needle treatment techniques that children find comfortable and even pleasurable. Dramatic results can be obtained even with very light treatment.

We help provide that foundation for your child by focusing on the core principles of wellness and how to safely restore health.

Keeping your children healthy
is a gift for a life-time.

Pediatric Services We Provide

•   Treatments for acute and chronic conditions
•   Immunity Boosting
•   Baby Wellness Program
•   Nutrition Counseling
•   Self-Help Training