Discover Healing Benefits of Acupuncture.

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Reduce Allergy Symptoms Runny Nose & Itchy Eyes


Carpal Tunnel


Chemotherapy Symptoms (Nausea & Vomiting)


Menstrual Cramps


Dental Pain


Chronic Pain Relief


Substance Dependence (Tobacco & Alcohol)


High & Low Blood Pressure

How It Works

Acupuncture 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 to our organs. An energy imbalance in these meridians causes diseases, illnesses, and infections in our bodies.

In order to unblock and balance the energy flow, acupuncturists insert thin needles into specific points inside your skin tissue. These points are called acupoints, and we have about 350 to 400 of them. Medical acupuncture is often used for pain relief and other health issues. It helps release built up pressure and eliviate pain & stangnent energy. 

For Harmonious Balance of Body & Mind

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, maintaining a harmonious balance between “Yin” & “Yang” is essential for good health.

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When Qi is blocked, it causes painful sensations or loss of function in various body parts. Acupuncture removes blockages to increase blood circulation, which restores a healthy balance in your body.

Endorphins are chemicals our body produces 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 acupoints as places where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue can be stimulated. Therefore, stimulation increases blood flow while triggering the body’s natural painkillers.

Acupressure, an 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 as acupuncture.

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Acupressure replaces needles with pressing or massaging acupoints to increase blood circulation and unblock energy stagnation. Both therapies have been shown to be successful, but acupuncture is still more effective and delivers fast results.

Targeting the Root of the Problem

Acupuncture involves the precise insertion of needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.

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This targeted approach allows for the effective treatment of various conditions, from pain and inflammation to stress and anxiety. Unlike traditional Western medicine, acupuncture takes a holistic approach to healthcare, treating the whole person and root cause of health issue rather than just the symptoms. With its proven track record of effectiveness, acupuncture is a safe and natural way to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Commonly Asked Questions

What Conditions Are Treated with Acupuncture?

  • Allergy Symptoms Such: Runny Nose & Itchy Eyes
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chemotherapy Symptoms (Nausea & Vomiting)
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Dental Pain
  • Lower Back Pain 
  • Help with Substance Dependence (Tobacco & Alcohol)
  • High & Low Blood Pressure
  • Neuralgia & Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Pain
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Respiratory Issues
  • And Much More

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 more 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 during 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 and muscle tension. Sometimes your first treatment may be more painful than the following. If you feel pain, it usually goes away in a few seconds after pressure is released 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 most relevant points to your treatment because these places can contain energy stagnation. Acupuncturists may turn or twist the needles slightly to enhance the effect.

What If I’m Afraid of Needles?

If you are afraid of needles, it is understandable that you may have some concerns about Acupuncture. However, it is important to note that Acupuncture needles are much thinner than those used for injections or blood draws. In fact, many people report feeling little to no discomfort during acupuncture treatment. Acupressure is also an alternative option. 

If you are still nervous about needles, talking to your acupuncturist about your concerns is important. They may be able to offer techniques such as distraction, deep breathing, or visualization to help you relax during the treatment. In some cases, alternative treatments such as acupressure or electro-acupuncture may be used instead of traditional acupuncture needles.