What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture, a healing art that originated in China over 3,000 years ago, is based on patterns of nature which support and encourage the healthy expression of one’s physical wellbeing. Its key to healing is acupuncture’s ability to harmonize and balance the Qi. Qi (chee) is best translated as “Life Force” or “Vital Energy” and it circulates through meridians, pathways that support the body, mind and spirit.

As an Acupuncturist it is such a joy to support my clients on their path to healing. When Qi is moving harmoniously the experience is ease, health and vitality. When the energy stagnates, one experiences symptoms of “dis-ease” such as pain, stiffness, irritability, menstrual, digestive, respiratory or nervous system disorders.

Classical Acupuncture examines the whole person in order to determine the root cause of their condition. Hair thin needles are then inserted at specific points along the meridian(s) to restore harmony. Qigong movements may be offered to support deep healing.

Do the Needles Hurt?

Some clients are more sensitive than others, however, most people describe a brief pinch, a tingle, or a momentary “zip of energy.” After the needles are inserted clients report feeling deeply relaxed.

Can One Combine Acupuncture with Other Treatments?

Absolutely! Acupuncture can be a stand-alone system of medicine or one that compliments Western, Allopathic Medicine. Please consult your physician before making any changes to your medications.