Ac·u·punc·ture noun — A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.
According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), specific acupuncture points correct imbalances in the flow of qi (energy) through channels known as meridians. Acupuncture is minimally invasive and is considered generally safe when administered by trained practitioners using Clean Needle Technique (CNT) The technique carries a very low risk of serious adverse effects.
Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion which involves burning mugwort on or near the skin at an acupuncture point.
We offer the following acupuncture services:
The insertion of ultra thin, sterile needles into the skin. These needles are then manipulated to influence the flow of Qi to promote the body’s own healing energy.
Often done without actual needle insertion. The Japanese style is gentler and suitable for more sensitive patients.
The painless burning of dry herbs on or near the skin. Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion done on or near acupuncture points.