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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment method where sterile, disposable, very fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. These points can either be located along areas of the body called meridians or in specific areas of the muscle. With an acupuncture treatment what we are doing is working with the body's natural healing capabilities. What makes acupuncture so special is you, the patient is the most important part of the healing process. We make sure to take the time and care to fully understand what is going on with the patient, ranging from the current symptom or pain, their lifestyle personal and family medical history and more. This allows us to provide a comprehensive treatment so that we are not only treating the symptom but also uncovering what the cause of the issue might be in the first place.

Ultimately, in acupuncture, we look at the patient and the body as a whole, recognizing the connection of structure, function and movement.

Conditions Treated

(please note that this list is not comprehensive, this is just a sample of what acupuncture has clinically been shown to treat)

  • acute and chronic gastritis
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • acute epigastralgia
  • adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • biliary colic
  • correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • dental pain
  • depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • essential hypertension
  • facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • headache
  • induction of labor
  • knee pain
  • leucopenia
  • low back pain
  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • neck pain
  • peptic ulcer
  • periarthritis of the shoulder
  • postoperative pain
  • primary dysmenorrhea
  • primary hypotension
  • renal colic
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • sciatica
  • sprains
  • stroke
  • tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • tennis elbow