Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine is a discipline based on Classical Chinese texts. Acupuncture is only one component of this medicine. Treatments may also include Chinese herbs, moxibustion (an herb that is burned), dietary or lifestyle advice, qi gong exercises or massage.

Oriental medicine is a discipline based on Classical Chinese texts. Acupuncture is only one component of this medicine. Treatments may also include Chinese herbs, moxibustion (an herb that is burned), dietary or lifestyle advice, qi gong exercises or massage.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are an ancient form of medicine that are based on a natural model. Hair thin disposable needles are place in established acupuncture points along meridians (energy lines) or musculoskeletal trigger points. Often times acupuncture points and trigger points overlap. Acupuncture is becoming more mainstream and research studies are showing its effectiveness.

Acupuncture is probably most well known for pain and musculoskeletal problems. Low back pain is the #1 reason people seek out acupuncture. However, it can be used for a variety of reasons including women's health, infertility, menopause, pregnancy symptoms, HTN, ADHD, insomnia, allergies, common cold, headaches, immune enhancement, cancer (especially side effects from chemotherapy), and much more.