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. Today it is also influenced by modern science and the two are blended to bring together to create treatment. Acupuncture uses hair thin disposable needles. Looking and listening are an important part of your treatment. An aspect of this is feeling your pulses and looking at your tongue. This allows the acupuncturist to see and feel your internal landscape which influences their clinical decisions.

Acupuncture is probably most well known for pain and musculoskeletal problems. However, it can be used for a variety of reasons including women's health, infertility, menopause, pregnancy symptoms, HTN, ADHD, insomnia, allergies, common cold, smoking cessation, immune enhancement, cancer (especially side effects from chemotherapy), and much more.

Herbs are formulated after a complete health history is taken. They can either be in pill form or granules dissolved as a tea. Usually many herbs are blended together for their synergistic effect. Granule formulas can be custom made for you.