What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative therapy rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is often used as an adjunct to other therapeutic methods.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the body to stimulate acupuncture points, or “acupoints”.  Needling simply causes a minute local tissue damage, stimulating a healing response.  There are 14 symmetrical meridians (or channels) traversing the head, arms, legs and trunk.  The vital energy, or "Qi" flows through the body via acupuncture points on these channels, and every meridian correlates with a different organ.  When Qi, blood, body fluids and organ systems are performing optimally, the body is in balance. If the flow of Qi is ever insufficient or interrupted, the body is said to be in a state of imbalance, causing illness or disease.

 The goal of acupuncture is therefore to alleviate pain and inflammation, and to promote healing and balance.  

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Acupuncture can help with:

Back and Neck Pain

Sciatica

Headaches and Migraines

TMJ Dysfunction

Sinus problems

Facial paralysis

Shoulder and Arm Pain

Tennis and Golfer's Elbow

Hip and Knee pain

Digestive Problems

Female Related Issues

Anxiety

Depression

PTSD

….and more!