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The point of what we do…

The needle stimulates the body, the body stimulates the mind, and the mind stimulates healing

  • Acupuncture is an ancient medicine of Chinese origin; which today is practiced in many countries around the world.
  • More specifically, acupuncture is the practice of inserting single use needles into specific points along the energy meridians of the body.
  • This is done to relieve aggravation due to painful disorders, anesthetic effect, for prevention of disease, and to achieve specific therapeutic goals.
  • There are multiple mechanisms simultaneously and synergistically acting in unison to reach the goal of balance.
  • The primary and broadest of these mechanisms is “vital energy” or life force (a.k.a. Qi, pronounced “chee”). This energy flows through the body along specific pathways called meridians, which are similar in form to the vascular system, lymphatic system, and the neural network. When the energy is flowing freely a person experiences health and ease of living. Then, when there is a blockage or imbalance in the flow of energy (too much or too little) a person experiences disease.
  • It is the goal of acupuncture to return a person to a state of balance after experiencing an imbalance in the flow of energy (i.e. a specific disease/disorder). In order to rectify a specific imbalance, the practitioner will select a group of points to achieve this. Needle insertion will vary in depth and direction according to the points location on the body and the condition being treated. Once inserted, the needles will be retained for  20-30 minutes dependent on the condition being treated.  It is important to follow the prescribed course of treatment that is provided by your Licensed Acupuncturist to achieve optimum results.
  • The World Health Organization has published a list of conditions and disorders where acupuncture has been shown to have a therapeutic effect. Please see our conditions treated page to view the complete list.