Accupuncture Services2021-07-03T21:57:22+00:00

Acupuncture Services

Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Holistic Healing Center


Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCM) Method (Individual acupuncture sessions)

The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. Acupuncture theory is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture needles placed on the specific points on the skin correct imbalances of flow by sending a message to the brain by afferent nerve pathways and the brain sends message back to the body to enhance circulation, energy flow and organ function. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine.

Korean Hand Acupuncture

KHT is one of the best, fastest acting natural methods of pain relief available for healing pain and malfunction of the body. KHT is convenient because the healing action is accomplished through the hands, which most people can easily reach and see (versus the greater difficulty of other micro systems like the foot and ear). KHT is safe and can be effectively applied to all ages for both acute and chronic pain problems.


Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Athletes like cupping for sore muscles and to manage injuries while still needing to compete. Many athletes in the Olympics where using this procedure.

Acupuncture Session – $95

What happens during an acupuncture treatment?2021-01-09T23:37:22+00:00

Many people may be unfamiliar with what exactly takes place in an acupuncture session. Wondering what happens during treatment, how many visits may be needed and whether health insurance covers it are all common concerns. In a typical first visit, a practitioner will take a detailed health history, fully investigate your chief complaint and provide acupuncture for you. This may take up to an hour and a half but is necessary to create an individualized treatment plan that takes into account your present physical, emotional, and nutritional condition, while focusing on your main health concern. Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles (the width of two human hairs) into specific anatomical points. Return visits to an acupuncturist may also introduce the option of Chinese herbal therapy. Chinese herbal therapy reinforces acupuncture in a natural way without side-effects. The two are often used together to strengthen the effects of treatment and to achieve longer-lasting results in a shorter amount of time.

How does it work?2021-01-09T23:42:44+00:00

Currently, there are a number of theories as to how exactly acupuncture works. It was once thought that inserting needles into specific parts of the body affected nerves and could inhibit their signal transmission. This was thought to explain why acupuncture could treat pain so well. But when doctors mapped the acupuncture points over the known nerve network they found that there was some correlation, but not nearly enough to explain most of its effects. Another theory stated that acupuncture stimulates the release of opioids and endorphins in the central nervous system. Although this could explain certain analgesic effects, it could not explain many others. The most current theory speculates that acupuncture points are actually strategic conductors of electromagnetic signals throughout the body. Stimulating points along these pathways influences neurotransmitter rates and resets the polarity of different parts of the body. This latest theory is by far the most comprehensive and most promising explanation for why acupuncture works in Western medical terminology.

Does it hurt?2021-01-09T23:43:18+00:00

Acupuncture in general is not painful. The needles are extremely thin (about the width of 2 human hairs), solid, disposable and flexible. Sensations that patients normally experience are a dull ache or tingling which is associated with the movement of energy stimulated by the insertion of the needles. This is a desired affect and should not feel painful.

How many visits will I need?2021-01-09T23:43:48+00:00

The number of visits you will need depends on several factors. One is how long you have had your current condition. Acute conditions, like a cold or flu will generally only require one or two treatments. Conditions that are more recent, like sudden pain from an injury or seasonal allergies may require 3 or 4 treatments before symptoms are reduced. Chronic conditions like PMS, asthma, back pain or other problems that you have had for many years may take anywhere from 4 to 10 treatments until you notice significant changes. At your first visit, your acupuncturist will take a detailed health history and will determine an appropriate treatment plan based on your signs and symptoms and the findings of that visit.

What does acupuncture treat?2021-01-09T23:44:40+00:00

Currently, the NIH has determined that acupuncture is effective in treating over 40 different disease categories. Following is a list of illnesses and conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be effective. It is possible to treat these and many other conditions with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

  • Addictions

  • Allergies

  • Ankle Swelling

  • Arm and Shoulder Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Back Pain

  • Bed Wetting

  • Blood Pressure

  • Bronchial Conditions

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Circulatory Issues

  • Colds

  • Colitis

  • Constipation

  • Cough

  • Depression

  • Detox

  • Diarrhea

  • Diverticulitis

  • Dizziness

  • Emphysema

  • Fatigue

  • Feet

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Flu

  • Gall Bladder Disorders

  • Gas

  • Gynecological Concerns

  • Hay Fever

  • Headache

  • Heart Problems

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Hip Pain

  • Immune System Deficiency

  • Indigestion

  • Infertility

  • Injuries

  • Insomnia

  • Joint Pain

  • Kidney Problems

  • Knee Pain

  • Leg Pain, Cramps

  • Liver Problems

  • Neck Pain, Stiffness

  • Nervousness

  • Neuralgia

  • Pain

  • Pleurisy

  • PMS

  • Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Prostate Problems

  • Rheumatism

  • Sciatica

  • Shingles

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Sinus Trouble

  • Skin Problems

  • Sports Injuries

  • Stomach Problems

  • Sore Throat

  • Thyroid Conditions

  • Ulcers

  • Urinary Problems

  • Whiplash

If you are wondering if acupuncture can help you with a different or specific condition, you can call me to speak about your needs directly.

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