Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power and immunity, supporting physical and emotional health, and improving overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

How treatment works:

To treat any QI imbalances; fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways. Your acupuncturist will concentrate on points specific to your unique issues and symptoms.

She may include other related therapies in your treatment plan, such as cupping, Gwa Sha or moxabustion. Herbal remedies are another important aspect of acupuncture and TCM, and it is important to understand and follow your practitioner's directions in order to get the most benefit from your treatments.

Your first visit:

Initial visits generally last from 30-90 minutes. During this visit your acupuncturist will take a detailed history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan.

Your treatment plan with provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis, define your underlying imbalances, determine your time line for care and discuss what types of treatment you will receive.

Getting the most out of treatment:

For the best results, keep a few things in mind:

  • Please show up on time
  • Don't eat a large meal before your visit
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes
  • Refrain from overexertion, drugs, or alcohol for at least 6 hours after treatment
  • Follow your treatment plan between visits
  • Keep all of your appointments, as each visits build upon the previous one