Acupuncture is the insertion of micro-fine needles into the body to facilitate a healing response. From a Chinese Medical perspective, the needles are inserted into specific points that have access to various vectors of the body. These can include basic skin and muscle stimulation, organ response, emotional reaction, or as deep as the constitutional (genetic) level of being. These locations act both locally and globally to influence and regulate a wide range of biomechanical and energetic stimuli and functionality.
From a biomedical perspective, as these micro-fine needles are inserted, the body perceives it as if it has been wounded. It then proceeds to instigate a healing response by activating the body’s nervous system and circulatory system, which regulate the production, secretion, and transportation of various molecules, including endorphins, neurotransmitters, and hormones. By regulating your body’s physiological functions, a state of homeostasis is restored within the body.
The intent of acupuncture is first to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering, and second to provide an effective method whereby disease can be prevented. Acupuncture appointments may include insertion or non-insertion of needles, moxa, cupping, gua-sha, e-stim, tuning forks, Chinese botanical herb prescriptions, nutrition, and movement therapies.
Our team includes doctors trained in traditional and classical Daoist, Japanese, and Esoteric styles of acupuncture. This includes both insertion and non-insertion techniques using sterilized, single-use, stainless steel needles.