Frequently Asked Questions

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by increasing blood flow in the body.

What happens when you get a cut?? Blood will rush to the area to heal it.

Your body responds the same way to acupuncture. If an area of your body is injured blood will rush to that area to heal the area as blood carries everything we need to heal. Acupuncture is forcing the body to heal itself.

Example: Inflammation of a muscle- When a muscle is inflamed blood will get stuck in the muscle tissue causing swelling, redness, and pain. If I put a needle in that area new blood will rush to that area washing away the old blood and healing the area.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is not sensationless. You may feel a slight pinch on insertion that should only last a second and some you won’t feel at all. Acupuncture releases endorphins so many patients report feeling very calm and relaxed during treatment.

The needles used are solid, stainless steel, pre-sterilized, single use needles.

10 acupuncture needles fit into a hypodermic needle

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What does Acupuncture treat?

  • Digestive problems: IBS, constipation, pain, acid reflux, diverticulitis, weight loss
  • Asthma, allergies, colds & flus
  • Pain: muscles, tendons, strains, sprains, breaks, headaches, migraines, sciatica, arthritis, herniated discs, bulging discs
  • Heart conditions: palpitations, weakness, circulation
  • Reproductive problems: PMS, fertility, menopause, painful or no menstruation, pregnancy, IUI/IVF support
  • Urinary problems: incontinence, frequency, bladder infection
  • Sleep issues:Insomnia, snoring, excess dreaming, trouble staying asleep
  • Mental emotional conditions: depression, anxiety, stress, concentration, memory, ADD, ADHD
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol
  • Quit smoking
  • Organ dysfunction
  • Post-stroke
  • Sports injuries & Performance enhancement
  • AND MORE!

Safe for everyone! Infants to elders!

Are Chinese herbs safe?

Yes! Chinese herbs are safe when prescribed by a licensed practitioner. Safe and effective for everyone: children, adults, elderly, and pregnant women. We only prescribe the highest quality, tested herbs.

Is Acupuncture safe for pregnant women?

Yes! Acupuncture is very safe and effective for many pregnancy related issues such as: morning sickness, pain, fatigue, and digestive upset. It is very important to let your practitioner know if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant as there are some points that are contraindicated during pregnancy.

What are the side effects?

There are no major side effects with acupuncture except maybe the occasional bruise. Many patients report feeling relaxed and carefree.