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Acupuncture is a branch of Oriental Medicine, the oldest continuously practiced comprehensive medical system in the World. It originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and has been used in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America for several hundred years. With that many years of practice, and billions of people helped, acupuncture treatments provided by a trained and licensed professional became a very precise, safe and effective medical treatment option.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) recognize and endorse acupuncture as a reliable branch of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

This holistic treatment modality has proven efficient in numerous clinical trials to treat or prevent a wide range of complicated medical conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety/stress/depression
  • Asthma/allergies/sinusitis
  • Back/Neck/Shoulder pain
  • Knee/Elbow/Carpal Tunnel
  • Muscle/Joints pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive/Acid Reflux/IBS
  • Fertility problems
  • PMS/Dysmenorrhea
  • Menopause
  • Migraine/Headaches
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Urinary Problems and more…


Acupuncture treatments affect body’s physiology on multiple levels.

Studies show that acupuncture promotes the release of natural pain-killing substances called endorphins, which help to alleviate pain and improve emotional wellbeing. It has been studied that acupuncture works with central and peripheral nervous systems, promoting better neuronal activity in cases of acute and chronic pain conditions.

More research shows that acupuncture is able to regulate the immune system, enhancing our resistance to seasonal and year-round infections.

It is also proven to work with peripheral and central blood circulation, improving blood flow in internal organs as well as in extremities, and regulating overall blood pressure, body’s temperature and normalizing metabolic rates.

Research suggests that acupuncture is also affecting hormonal balance in the body, helping to maintain healthy cortisol levels, thus improving our stress resistance and moderating overall hormonal balance.


Acupuncture can be undertaken at the same time that other treatment modalities and medications are being used It is safely and easily integrated into and used with conventional medicine. We strongly recommend NOT altering medication or other therapies without consulting your physician or provider.


During the first visit, a licensed acupuncturist will meet you to assess your general health. At the time of the initial intake, your past medical history, current health concerns and near and future goals will be discussed to offer the most appropriate treatment strategy to you. Treatment frequency will be determined based on your individual needs.

The needles used to stimulate acupuncture points are very slender, barely beyond the thickness of several human hairs. Only the finest quality solid stainless steel, pre-sterilized, single use, disposable needles are used in our office.. Every treatment is usually so relaxing that many people simply fall asleep during their acupuncture session to wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.


Acupuncture is used to treat children and animals, neither of whom has preconceived beliefs about the effectiveness of acupuncture and yet great results are usually achieved. As with any healing modality, be it western medicine or a complementary system such as acupuncture, a positive mental outlook and lifestyle can reinforce the effects of treatment, just as a negative attitude or lifestyle can hinder healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the needles feel like?

  • You may feel a small prick as the needle is inserted past the skin.
  • There might be a dull ache or a sensation of heaviness which may indicate that the Qi has arrived.
  • If there is a sharp pain that remains, you should inform the acupuncturist and an adjustment to the needle will be made or the needle may be removed.

How soon will I notice improvement?

  • Relief may occur immediately after the treatment or sometimes it may take a day or two.
  • There may be a situation where no improvement may be noticed, your feedback is essential so the acupuncturist can modify the treatment plan if necessary.

How many treatments will I need?

  • Number of treatments depends on the severity of your condition, age and health.

What should I expect after an acupuncture treatment?

  • You may feel light-headedness. Be careful, take some time in the exam room to re-focus.
  • You may have a small bruise under the skin at the site of a needle insertion. This should go away in a day or two.
  • Refrain from doing anything that requires a lot of physical energy.