Acupuncture, a key component of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), involves the insertion of very thin needles at specific points on the body. Acupuncture points correspond to neurological pathways connected to internal organs, called meridians. The balanced flow of Qi or energy through the meridians is the primary focus of TCM. Research shows us that acupuncture treatments induce changes to human physiology by instigating the release of endorphins and improving blood flow.
During your office visit we will go over your health history and concerns to develop a treatment plan specifically for you. I offer gentle and painless acupuncture treatments and often include modalities such as cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion. We will also discuss how Chinese herbal formulas, nutrition and lifestyle adjustments may help you achieve your health goals.