Acupuncture 針灸

Acupuncture is part of a complete holistic health care system, and provides effective treatment for both acute illness or pain and chronic disease.  It enhances the body’s innate ability to heal itself, improving overall physiological function and promoting emotional well-being.  Acupuncture is also used as preventive medicine, strengthening immunity and supporting overall health.

Acupuncture is recognized in the United States as a viable treatment for illness and pain relief.  Acupuncture is safe, using sterile, single-use, FDA-approved needles.

The Chinese term for acupuncture zhen jiu translates to “Needles & Moxibustion”.  Moxibustion is a powerful heat therapy using burning dried mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris or argyii) to heat acupuncture points.  This therapy can be especially helpful treating pain and strengthening the body’s own physiological functions. Cupping (the application of glass suction cups to the skin)  is another adjunct therapy frequently used in our clinic to facilitate circulation and reduce pain.