Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used for over 2500 years as a natural method to treat disease, prevent illness, and improve your health. More than a quarter of the world use acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine as their main methods of healing.

Acupuncture is based on the idea that illness is caused by imbalances.  By correcting the imbalances the body can work to heal itself.  Acupuncture corrects imbalances by stimulating specific points on specific channels. When stimulated, these points help the qi to flow smoothly. Acupuncture points are located on the channels, each having a precise healing action. Imbalances are related to the body’s energy, called qi  (pronounced chee).  Qi travels though channels in the body like water flowing through a winding river.  These channels connect the body’s surface to the internal organs and muscles, this is why acupuncture can treat internal diseases as well as physical ones.

Acupuncture corrects imbalances by stimulating specific points on the acupuncture channels.  Each acupuncture point has a precise healing action. Acupuncture research is beginning to show how the treatment works with the body’s own healing mechanisms. Using a type of brain scanner called an fMRI, scientists have shown that acupuncture works with the nervous system to reset the brain when it is stuck in an unhealthy pattern of pain and illness (1). This is a way of reteaching the body to be healthy. Healing also occurs at the place where the needle is inserted. The surrounding tissue actually grabs hold of the acupuncture needle and expands (2). Some scientists believe this begins the replication and repair of the cells around  the needle.

Acupuncture incorporates bodywork, lifestyle, diet & exercise.

Acupuncture, which originated in ancient China over 2,000 years ago, is one of the most widespread healing systems in the world. It involves the stimulation of special points on the body using fine needles, heat, pressure friction or other techniques. Acupuncture balances and facilitates the circulation of blood, fluids and the flow of Qi, or energy, through specific pathways of the body, optimizing its ability to heal injury, illness and dysfunction.