What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one component – the most familiar to most Westerners – of the 3000 year old system of Chinese Medicine. It involves placing very fine needles into particular, carefully-chosen points along designated meridians of the body in order to...

How does acupuncture work?

Chinese acupuncture is a healing technique practiced in China thousands of years back. The method is based on ancient Chinese philosophy. The main tenet of the treatment is the flow of energy within the body which is known as Qi. The vital energy flows through...

What are acupuncture needles like?

Acupuncture needles are extremely small, and very often completely painless going into the skin. We like to say that in general, if there is any ‘ouch’ at all, it is ‘less than having your hair pulled’. Many people do not even realize a needle has been inserted until...

What can I expect the first time?

An Acupuncturist will want to do an initial assessment to determine the disharmonies causing your complaint. Chinese Medicine views any particular problem as a symptom arising from an internal disharmony of Qi; the idea is to treat the overall disharmony, with the...

What other treatments are available ?

Some other treatment modalities that are often used in TCM and may be appropriate depending upon the individual are: Chinese Herbal Therapy TCM Dietary Therapy Qi Gong (exercises both bodily and breathing/meditation) Cupping: special suction cups applied to large...

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