What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a holistic medical system that has been practiced for over 2000 years. Today, a massive body of medical research and clinical data exist as proof of TCM's efficacy, and more and more doctors of Western medicine are using or recommending this gentle, effective practice to their patients.

An acupuncturist uses fine needles to stimulate a variety of specific points on the body in order to treat disease and restore health. TCM theory is used separately or in parallel with Western techniques to diagnose a patient's illness and to select the appropriate treatment.

What can I expect?
Acupuncture treatments range from 20 to 40 minutes. Other therapies such as moxibustion, cupping, massage and deep heat may also be used. Most patients experience reduced pain and feel more upbeat and relaxed after a treatment. In some chronic cases, four or five treatments may be needed to achieve results. Frequently, herbs will be prescribed to aid in the treatment.

Getting Started
Call our office to make an appointment, ask questions, or discuss how Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Integrative Health Care can help you.