Acupuncture therapies encourage the body to promote natural healing and improve functions.

This is done by inserting sterile, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin. This process alters various biochemical and physiological processes in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses.

Traditional Oriental Medicine views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Unlike Western Medicine which attempts to isolate and separate a disease from a person, Oriental Medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole person.We will make a diagnosis based on thorough examination and consultation, which includes the assessment of the pulse and tongue. This information is used to devise the most appropriate treatment method based on an individual’s needs.

The basic foundation for Oriental Medicine is that there is life energy flowing through the body referred to as Qi (pronounced “chee”). This energy flows through the body within channels known as meridians, which connect all of our major organs and bodily systems.

According to Oriental Medical theory, illnesses arise when the cyclical flow of Qi in the channels become unbalanced or are blocked. Acupuncture points are areas of electrical sensitivity that show effectiveness in treating specific health problems. These points and their bodily relationships have been mapped out by Chinese acupuncturists over a period of more than 2000 years.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.