Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture as a means to balance your body’s regulatory function. When your body’s regulation system is not functioning properly, the body reflects it in both our physical and mental well being.

In order to restore balance and health, thin needles are placed at points that are known to regulate your body, known as acupuncture points. When these specific points are regulated, your body becomes more balanced, your body begins to heal over time, symptoms start to be eliminated, and whole-body health is restored.

Each of our acupuncturists hold master’s degrees in either acupuncture (MA) or Oriental Medicine (OM) — in which they also study Chinese Herbal Formulas.

While obtaining their degrees, they are trained to treat all ailments and are considered general practitioners. Although our practitioners can treat all ailments, each is trained in a focused area, making them a specialist in their field.

Acupuncture's role in healing

Pain management

The success of acupuncture in treating pain is widely known. In fact, over 10 million Americans a year receive acupuncture for pain relief.

The how and why is quite simple — no mystery surrounding it. Acupuncture needles are inserted into tight muscles that are not working properly, which releases the tight muscle or sore joint in the area. Once the area is relaxed, blood flow can return to the muscle and take pressure of the joint, allowing the patient to heal.

Anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestion

All of these main complaints — anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive issues — may not seem like they have anything in common at first glance. However, when we look at the root cause of all of them, the commonality lies in how your body regulates internal and external stressors.

Over time, our bodies react to stress, either from internal causes such as food sensitivities or external factors such as overwork and environmental sensitivities. When the body is overwhelmed by these stressors, symptoms begin to evolve over time until they become so apparent you can no longer ignore them.

Women’s Health

Acupuncture is extremely effective in treating infertility and sexual health problems, such as inability to conceive, PMS, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex, menopause symptoms, and prolapsed organs.

Along with herbs, acupuncture has the ability to normalize hormone levels that often play a part in fertility and sexual health. In addition to hormones, tight musculature is also a cause that is effectively treated through acupuncture’s ability to release muscles and restore blood flow in organs.