Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the concept that "Qi," the body's main energy source, travels through 14 main pathways, called meridians. The meridians and their branches form a network which unites and relates all the body organs and functions. Disease is viewed as a disruption in the movement of qi, and stimulating the appropriate acupuncture points restores the proper movement, bringing balance and health.

Tiny, painless, filliform needles are used to access this vital life force, called qi, for a duration of 20 to 30 minutes. A deep relaxing feeling occurs as the body balances and heals. Afterward, the person usually experiences increased physical energy and more restful sleep.

Your Body's Natural Pharmacy

Recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm that acupuncture prompts a unique set of healing responses in the body. Acupuncture increases the production and release of neurochemicals and hormones associated with pain relief, relaxation, and inflammation control. These naturally occurring substances also regulate mood, sleep cycles, and stress responses. Also, sympathetic nervous system activity decreases, immune activity increases, and blood and lymph circulation improves.

WHO Knew!

The World Health Organization (WHO) endorses acupuncture for the treatment of many conditions, including, but not limited to:

Musculoskeletal and Neurological
Back pain, headache/migraine, sciatica, arthritis, neck pain, trigeminal neuralgia, sprains, stroke, bursitis, knee and shoulder pain, TMJ neuralgia

Asthma, allergies, diabetes, bronchitis, hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, abdominal pain, hyperacidity, detoxification, pain control, immune response

Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat
Ringing in the ears, earaches, dizziness, sinus infection, hay fever, sore throat, dry/red eyes

Mental and Emotional
Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, panic, traumas, nervousness, hypertension

Eczema, adult acne, herpes, shingles, dry skin, rashes, numbness

Infertility, hormone balancing, pre-menstrual syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, irregular period or cramps, morning sickness, menopausal hot flashes, pre/post-pregnancy support, cysts, fibroids, and many others