Acupuncture works by influencing the flow of energy throughout the body. Chinese medical theory holds that illness and pain are caused by some degree of energy blockage. When energy or "life-force", what the Chinese call "Qi", is prevented from flowing freely, a condition of dis-ease can occur. This dis-ease can manifest with symptoms ranging from simple muscular aches and pains to serious internal organ problems. 


Flowing right along with the qi in the body is the blood. Proper blood flow is vital to regaining and maintaining health, according to the statement "All of the bodies' healing properties are in the blood". Repair of damaged tissues, a healthy heart, full brain function, proper digestion, strong muscles, and emotional balance are just a few things that depend on free and full flow of qi and blood.
Acupuncture and acupressure restore the free flow of qi and blood by subtly encouraging the body to open the source of blockage. This is done by the insertion of fine needles into points on the body specifically known to strongly enhance the flow of qi - acupuncture points.


Once the free flow of qi and blood has been restored with acupuncture treatment, the bodies' natural healing energies are unleashed, and full, vibrant health can be achieved.


Does Acupuncture Hurt?


The insertion of acupuncture needles is virtually pain-free; most patients find the treatments very relaxing, and often fall asleep during the session. For those averse to needles, acupressure or chinese medical massage (tuina) is used, using the same acupuncture points and meridians employed with needles.


What Does Acupuncture Treat?


Just a few of the conditions successfully treated with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine; 


  •    stress 
  •    insomnia 
  •    anxiety and depression
  •    chronic pain, acute pain 
  •    high blood pressure
  •    high cholesterol
  •    fibromyalgia
  •    arthritis (rheumatoid and osteo)
  •    hip problems
  •    sciatica
  •    back pain (acupuncture for back pain)
  •    knee pain
  •    neck pain
  •    dizziness and vertigo
  •    shoulder pain
  •    frozen shoulder
  •    headaches
  •    Bell's palsy
  •    migraines
  •    plantar fasciitis
  •    digestion problems
  •    low energy, slow metabolism
  •    low immunity/frequent colds
  •    allergies
  •    women's issues; painful periods, blocked  or irregular menstruation
  •    infertility
  •    PTSD
  •    skin problems; eczema, hives, rashes, itching
  •    macular degeneration
  •    traumatic brain injury


Acupuncture and Chinese alternative medicine also show outstanding results for;


  •   smoking cessation (quit smoking!)
  •   addictions, cravings, dependencies
  •   side effects from chemotherapy and radiation in cancer therapy
  •   weight loss (acupuncture for weight loss)
  •   children's health
  •   maintaining health during pregnancy
  •   maintaining healthy emotions
  •   treatment of ALS and Parkinson's
  •   diabetes, pre-diabetes
  •   all types of pain relief
  •   sports injuries
  •   stroke rehabilitation


Can I Have a Treatment without Needles?


Yes, for those averse to needles, needle-free treatments are happily administered, using acupressure and tuina, Chinese medical massage.


Can I Receive Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs While Seeing My Regular Doctor?


Absolutely! Traditional Chinese Medicine will in no way interfere with any conventional medical treatment, but instead will enhance and speed healing when used together.


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I would be happy to discuss with you any other questions you may have about the many benefits of acupuncture. Please feel free to call me at 303-817-3938 (no texts, please) or use the contact form.

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