My goal is to help you achieve optimum health and wellness. Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness. Modern research has shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote the body's remarkable self-healing abilities. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically. Other Oriental medical modalities that I use include gua sha, tui na bodywork and cupping.
- Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles, inserted into specific points on the body to activate the body to heal.
- Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin.
- Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork.
- Acupuncture works by activating the body's own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions.