The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.

The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of chi (vital energy,) energetic balance, and energetic imbalance. The acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of chi within its pathways, known as meridians and channels. The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these meridians. Traditionally, these areas or “acupoints” were stimulated by fine, slender needles, adjusting the flow of chi.  When chi is flowing well, when the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time, the body heals itself.

How does acupuncture work?

The acupuncturist assesses and adjusts as well as invigorates and enhances the circulation of blood and distribution of chi throughout the body in order to promote health and healing. Modern research has described various physiological shifts following acupuncture, such as beneficial changes in the body’s own natural painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents, immune system functions and hormonal activity.

Physical Benefits

  • Provides relief for chronic pain such as lower back pain and migraines
  • Strengthens the immune system, improving overall health and wellness
  • Eases muscle spasms and tension
  • Soothes indigestion
  • Counteracts the side effects of radiation
  • Boosts the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lessens seasonal allergies
  • Relieves respiratory disorders
  • Aids in the treatment of addictions
Psychological Benefits

  • Helps with concentration and creativity
  • Clears and calms the mind
  • Helps with mental clarity
  • Reduces and relieves stress and anxiety
  • Helps boost inner energy levels
  • Increases overall health and vitality
  • Creates greater self-awareness