Originating over 5,000 years ago, acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world. Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body by inserting thin needles to address ailments, move energy and balance the body.
Complimentary organic tea is served after every session for your relaxation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Originating in China over 3,500 years ago, only in the last three decades has it become popular in the United States. In 2000, the FDA estimated that Americans made up to 20 million visits per year to acupuncture practitioners and spent upward of a half a billion dollars on acupuncture treatments.
Traditional Chinese medicine holds that there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by 20 pathways (12 main and 8 secondary) called meridians. These meridians conduct energy, or Qi (pronounced “chi”,) between the surface of the body and its internal organs. Each point has a different effect on the Qi that passes through it. Qi is believed to help regulate balance in the body. It is influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang, which represent positive and negative energy in the universe and human body. Acupuncture is believed to keep the balance between yin and yang, thus allowing for the normal flow of Qi and restoring health to the mind and body.
Each individual responds differently to the acupuncture techniques. Your response may vary from immediate to delayed progression. In addition to the length of response, changes may be dramatic or slow and subtle. The only way to distinguish your rate of response is through your own awareness of change.
The number of treatments needed to alleviate a disorder varies depending on the individual and their type of disorder. Generally, acute conditions can be treated effectively within a few treatments. Chronic conditions, which have been developed over years, may lengthen the period of time for positive results. With pain conditions, look for any diminished effect regarding the intensity. With treatment of functional disorders, such as allergies, the desired effects may progress slower than anticipated.
Occasionally, symptoms of an illness may temporarily increase after treatment starts. This is known as “the healing crisis.” The body is rallying its strength and is a positive sign to altering its old patterns.
As early as the 19070’s, the World Health Organization recognized the ability of acupuncture to treat nearly four dozen common ailments. The following is a list of conditions commonly treated with acupuncture.
Repetitive Stress Injury
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Side effects of Oncology Support
Initial Acupuncture (80 Min)
If it's your first acupuncture with us, or it's been more than 12 months, this session is for you. Includes a 20 min consultation with an acupuncturist to review medical history, check vital signs, discuss goals, develop a treatment plan, and is followed by a private acupuncture session.
Private Acupuncture (50 Min)
This comprehensive service begins with a brief update on progress and your priority for the session, followed by insertion of tiny sterile needles along the acupuncture meridians. Known to be effective for neurological, musculo-skeletal, gynecological, digestive, respiratory, emotional and other conditions.
Group Acupuncture (40 Min)
Enjoy a semi-private setting while fully clothed in recliners or massage chairs. Great for general stress, headaches, migraines, pain management, allergies, addiction, depression and anxiety.
Private Acupuncture+ (80 Min)
Other therapies can be added to your acupuncture session, such as cupping, gua sha and more to enhance a 50 minute session.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (80 Min)
Increase collagen, tighten, brighten, and moisturize your skin while simultaneously treating underlying factors of aging. For optimal results, suggested treatment is 12 sessions done 1-2 times weekly. Maintenance sessions can prolong results for 5-10 years.
Note: effects of cosmetic fillers within the last 2 months may be negated by this service.