AcupunctureAcupuncture is a healing practice that originated in China and dates back as early as 6,000 BCE. The medical theory of acupuncture centers on the concept of Qi energy which flows through our body’s pathways known as meridians. These meridians are connected with our organs. The imbalance of this energy causes diseases, illnesses, and infections in our bodies.

In order to unblock and balance the flow of energy, acupuncturists insert thin needles into specific points inside the skin tissue. These points are called acupoints, we have about 350-400 of them. Medical acupuncture is often used for pain relief and other health issues.


  • Lessens allergy symptoms such as runny nose & itchy eyes
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  • Chemotherapy (Nausea & Vomiting)
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Dental Pain
  • Lower Back Pain Relief
  • Help with Substance Dependence (Tobacco & Alcohol)
  • High & Low Blood Pressure
  • Neuralgia and Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis Pain Relief
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Pain relief
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Respiratory Disorders and Issues

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    Common Questions

    • How many treatments do I need?
    • Does acupuncture hurt?
    How many treatments do I need?

    The frequency and number of treatments vary from person to person. Some experience drastic relief after the first treatment. For complex or chronic conditions, 1 to 2 treatments per week may be recommended. For acute conditions, fewer visits are required. Our doctors will discuss your treatment plan for your initial visit.

    Does acupuncture hurt?

    The treatment is not meant to hurt but you may experience some discomfort depending on your level of pain tolerance. Sometimes your first treatment may be more painful than the following. If you feel pain, it usually goes away in a few seconds but if it persists, notify our acupuncturist.
    You can expect some points to be more sensitive than others. If a needle hits a small nerve or a muscle, you may feel some pain or a more intense sensation. You may feel more sensation at the points that are most relevant to your treatment because these places can contain energy stagnation. Acupuncturists may turn/ twist the needles slightly to enhance the effect.

    How Does Acupuncture Work?

    Traditional Chinese medicine explains that being healthy is the result of a harmonious balance of “yin” and “yang”.
    When Qi is blocked, it causes painful sensations or loss of function in various body parts. Acupuncturists remove blockages to increase blood circulation, which restores a healthy balance in your body.
    Endorphins are chemicals produced by our body that can relieve pain and produce pleasure. Inserting needles into specific acupoints can produce endorphins and alleviate pain which will trigger our body’s natural healing process and help combat diseases and illnesses. Neuroscience explains that acupoints are places where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue can be stimulated. Therefore, stimulation increases blood flow while triggering the body’s natural painkillers.

    ACUPRESSURE -Alternative to Acupuncture

    If you are terrified of needles or feel uncomfortable with the treatment, you may find that acupressure provides the same effective results are acupuncture. Acupressure replaces needles with pressing or massaging acupoints in an attempt to increase blood circulation and unblock energy stagnation. Both treatments have proven effectiveness but acupuncture is still more effective and delivers fast results.

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