TCM is a comprehensive health care system encompassing a variety of traditional therapies that have been used for more than 3000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. This system of healthcare takes a holistic or whole-body approach to health.
Acupuncture is one of the essential modalities of TCM by using sterile needles along specific points on the body to stimulate the immune response. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat many chronic and acute illnesses. We specialize in acupuncture in healing pain such as headaches, chronic pain, joint pain, and back pain.
We use an array of other proven methods such as cupping, moxibustion and Chinese herbal formulas, tuina. Our goal is to reduce and relieve your pain naturally.
An acupuncturist will take into account your whole self, not just at your symptoms, in order to get to the root of your health concerns.
The sensations caused by an acupuncture needle varies. Some people feel a little pain as the needles are inserted, but most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a little larger than a cat's whisker or a human hair.
Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects except feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.
Prior to the treatment, a full health history will be taken. You will be asked various questions related to symptoms, your health and lifestyle. Other examinations on you such as your tongue may be taken to conduct a physical exam which is then organized with other data taken to create an accurate diagnosis for where Qi may be blocked or imbalanced. Treatments may last anywhere from half an hour to an hour and a half
Where the acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. This is called the "Qi sensation". All these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working . After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.