top of page
Research has shown acupuncture to be effective in the treatment of over 100 conditions:

Anxiety 

Depression

Hypertension

Fatigue

Addictions

Tics/Spasms

Dizziness

Vertigo

Tension

Insomnia

Acid Reflux

GERD,Heartburn

Nausea

Gas

Bloating

Constipation

IBS

Gastritis

Chrohn's

Diverticulitis 

Sciatica

Arthritis

Back Pain

Neck Pain

Joint Pain

Carpal Tunnel

Tennis Elbow

Fibromyalgia

Migraines

Shingles

PMS

Menstrual Pain

Menopause

Obesity

Edema

Diabetes

Numbness

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Bell's Palsy

Neuropathy

How does acupuncture work?

We don’t know yet! Although medical research has proven that acupuncture works, the mechanism via which it works is still unknown. It has been shown to improve circulation, increase endorphins, regulate neurotransmitters, release anti-inflammatory compounds, activate key brain regulatory centers, and block pain sensation via the ‘Gate Control’ mechanism of our nervous system. As far as how it does these things, interesting research is being conducted to try to get to the bottom of it.

Chinese Medicine works by changing a pattern that’s been established in your body. Think of the needles as electrical conductors. With each treatment, we use them to ‘rewire’ your nervous system, reminding your body it that it has the resources and information to create a new pattern.

does acu hurt?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin. The ones we use are as thin as a piece of hair and 6-7 of these can fit on the head of a hypodermic needle. Acupuncture needles are solid, not hollow, so unlike hypodermic needles, they do not pierce the skin when inserted; they slide between skin cells. Insertion of the needles is not always felt and when it is, it is a mild prick that subsides quickly. Patients generally feel deeply relaxed during and after a treatment and often, fall asleep.

Does acupuncture hurt?
is acu safe?
Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin. The ones we use are as thin as a piece of hair and 6-7 of these can fit on the head of a hypodermic needle. Acupuncture needles are solid, not hollow, so unlike hypodermic needles, they do not pierce the skin when inserted; they slide between skin cells. Insertion of the needles is not always felt and when it is, it is a mild prick that subsides quickly. Patients generally feel deeply relaxed during and after a treatment and often, fall asleep.

How many treatments will I need?

We generally work with patients for a season, or 12 weekly treatments. We assess the progress each week. A large factor in us achieving results is consistency; coming in regularly helps keep the gains and build on them. Our aim is to see a two-week time span in which your chief complaint has resolved or decreased to a level that you are happy with. At that point, we'll decide by mutual agreement, what works best for maintenance and prevention.

 

Our goal is NOT to have you come in every week for the rest of your life. It’s to work intensively together for a period of time, have you get back on track with your life, and call us when you need some help again, with the same issue or any other issue that comes up. We are happy when our patients graduate from care, because that means we’ve done our job well! Of course we do have patients who just love acupuncture and come weekly - and that’s fine, too!

A healthy person has many wishes, but the sick person has only one.

-Indian Proverb

bottom of page