Acupuncture is the art and science of placing fine, filiform needles into points on the body to assist in healing. The circulation of Qi (pronounced: “chee”) flows through pathways called meridians in our body. If Qi does not flow smoothly, as in a traffic jam on a highway, then dysfunction results: from pain to indigestion to emotional stagnation. Acupuncture needles relieve the obstructions along the highways of the body landscape, thereby allowing the body to function normally. Since each person is different, even two people with the same complaint may receive two completely different very individualized treatments. Acupuncture is a cumulative medicine, so disorders that have taken some time to develop will often resolve over a series of visits, as acupuncture endeavors to instill lasting change and not a ‘quick fix’. Over 3000 years old, Acupuncture is the fastest growing health care system in America today.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a unique perspective on the nature of health and illness. It holds the human body in great reverence, respecting and promoting its boundless capacity for rejuvenation and recovery. Symptoms are recognized as the body’s way of communicating an imbalance. Through differentiation of signs and symptoms, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine can analyze the root cause of the condition. Chinese herbs can harmonize the body, mind and spirit, to combat or prevent illness and improve the quality and duration of life. Chinese herbs are available in three forms: raw herbs which you brew into a tea, powder and pills. Prices vary depending on your formula. Together we can determine the best formula for your diagnosis and lifestyle.