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At 4,000 years old, acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing and consists of inserting sterile, hair-thin stainless steel needles into specific points throughout the body. The goal is to access a complex network of energy pathways to utilize your energy efficiently, support your body’s physiology, and encourage healing. When acupuncturists speak of "qi", we’re referring to the energy that continuously circulates through the body and helps you function as a living, moving being. Blood and nutrients are considered heavier forms of this energy. When qi circulates well, there are no complaints. But when energy diminishes or becomes blocked, the body responds with pain, dysfunction and disease. Acupuncturists view pain as energy that is stuck. Our goal is to locate the stagnated areas, insert needles, and promote the energy circulation so that your body can re-balance itself and continue to function at its strongest and most efficient capacity. 

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture is not painful, but you may feel a fleeting pinch, a sensation of heaviness, or a slight pressure around the inserted point. Mostly, acupuncture is deeply relaxing. Many patients fall into a restful sleep while on the table. 



What Does Acupuncture Treat?

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released an official report titled,  "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials", stating that acupuncture can effectively treat the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions

    • muscle pain and swelling

    • arthritis

    • fibromyalgia

    • osteoarthritis

    • sciatica

    • "frozen shoulder"

    • "tennis elbow"

    •  sprains, strains, tendinitis and other injuries

  • Gastrointestinal Conditions

    • constipation

    • diarrhea

    • acute and chronic gastritis

    • acid reflux (gastric hyperacidity)

    • irritable bowel syndrome

    • acute and chronic colitis

    • esophagus spasms

    • acute bacillary dysentery

    • paralytic ileus

    • chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)

  • Gynecological Conditions

    • infertility

    • PMS

    • irregular menstruation

    • dysmenorrhea

    • menopause

  • Respiratory Conditions

    • common cold

    • seasonal allergies

    • bronchial asthma

    • acute sinusitis

    • acute rhinitis

    • acute bronchitis

    • acute tonsillitis 

  • Neurological Conditions

    • headache and migraine

    • facial palsy (acute stage, within 3-6 months)

    • trigeminal neuralgia

    • paresis following a stroke

    • nocturnal enuresis

    • intercostal neuralgia

    • Meniere's disease

    • neurogenic bladder dysfunction

  • Psychological Conditions

    • depression

    • anxiety

    • insomnia

    • obsessive compulsive disorder

    • post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions

    • acute conjunctivitis

    • toothaches, post extraction pain

    • gingivitis

    • acute and chronic pharyngitis

  • Other Conditions

    • essential hypertension

    • smoking cessation

    • appetite suppression

If you are wondering if acupuncture can treat your condition, contact us for a free phone consultation. 

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