Oriental Medicine PictureHow Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture corrects imbalances by stimulating specific points on the body. When stimulated, these points help the body’s energy, or qi (pronounced Chee), to flow smoothly. Qi travels though channels in the body like water flowing through a winding river. Acupuncture points are located on the channels, each having a precise healing action. Treatment will correct the imbalance and remove the impediments to the flow of qi. Healing occurs through personally tailored treatments to your specific condition.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is very safe when done by a Licensed Acupuncturist. We use only solid, single use, disposable needles so there is little risk of contamination. Acupuncture has a very low risk of side effects.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture needles are much thinner than a doctor’s hypodermic needle, more like a pin than a needle really. Upon insertion there may be a slight prick like an insect bite. After the needle is in, there’s a feeling of warmth and tingling. People usually find that acupuncture treatments are very relaxing.

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is the burning of ai ye (mugwort), a traditional Chinese herb, close to specific acupuncture points. The goal is to warm the acupuncture point. This is an excellent technique to move and tonify qi.

Is Acupuncture right for me?

If you are not sure if acupuncture is right for you, come in for a free consultation. We can discuss your condition and what treatment is the best course. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and decide if this is the right choice for you.