Chinese medicine has utilized acupuncture for more than 2,500 years. It is based on the concept of Qi, or life force energy. Qi is simply thought of as the body’s electrical energy. It flows through the body in specific pathways called meridians. Disease, injury, and pain manifest as aberrations in this energy flow. By adjusting the energy flow through the use of thin, sterile, single use needles, the physiology of the body, the condition of tissue, and the perception of pain change.

Acupuncture has been used to effectively treat, but is not limited to, the following ailments:

  • headaches/migraines

  • chronic and acute pain

  • musculoskeletal disorders

  • sinusitis

  • allergies, colds, and flu

  • depression

  • insomnia

  • OB/GYN issues

  • side effects of chemotherapy

  • expedite recovery from surgery

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Acupuncture is often used with other Chinese medical modalities including Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, Tui Na (Chinese massage and bone setting), moxibustion (a Chinese radiant heat therapy), and Gua Sha (rubbing or scraping specific areas of the body to get a therapeutic effect). It can also be used in conjunction with western medical modalities and other alternative medical therapies.

The severity and duration of a condition prior to treatment will influence the rate at which the benefits of treatment and/or the improvement of the condition may be experienced.