Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is rooted in ancient Chinese philosophical beliefs regarding the flow of energy in nature. It is a medical treatment in which fine needles are inserted at critical points along meridians in the body that connect nerves, muscles and organs.

Today, more than one million people in the United States use acupuncture for treatment of respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, as well as the disorders of muscle tone, hormone production, circulation, and allergic responses. It can also be used for pain relief, gynecological conditions and symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, and to enhance wellness.

Herbal medicines used in traditional Chinese Medicine are the historical ancestors of many of the prescription drugs we use today. Herbal medicines may be made from the whole plant or from parts of the plant such as bark, fruit, stem, root or seed. They may be purchased in fresh, dried, tincture, pill or capsule format. Traditionally, herbs have been helpful in treating a variety of ailments including pain, gastrointestinal imbalances, depression, fatigue, stress and reproductive disorders. Herbs also provide immune enhancement and promotion of overall good health. Your herbalist will recommend specific formulas appropriate to your individual conditions.  Schedule an appointment.

Meet our acupuncturists and herbalists: