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What is Acupuncture?

As an ancient Chinese medicinal practice, acupuncture has a pain-relieving, stress-soothing history that spans centuries. Stimulating one or more of the body’s 2000 acupuncture points improves energy flow, eliciting biochemical changes that tap into the body’s innate ability to heal. 

Acupuncture directly targets imbalances in the body’s Qi (or energy flow) by applying pressure to specific points across the body. During an acupuncture session your practitioner inserts thread-like needles into specific pressure points based on your discomfort or health goals. Once inserted, these needles interrupt the current flow of your Qi and trigger your central nervous system to release chemicals, like endorphins, to your brain, spinal cord, and muscles.

Acupuncture Techniques

Our acupuncturists are trained in a variety of techniques, including:
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What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical/neurofunctional acupuncture is a precise technique that involves manual or electronic stimulation of the acupuncture needles administered at specific neuro-reactive sites with the intention of neuromodulation. Neuromodulation is the influence of the nervous system to regulate itself in response to internal and external stimuli.

A neurofunctional approach hones in on the most common dysfunctions associated with pain such as biomechanical, neurological, muscular, and psychoemotional. The goal is to promote self-regulation of the nervous system which in turn promotes positive change at a neurological, cellular, and metabolic level.

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture stimulates specific points near or on the surface of the skin (acupuncture points), which can alter biochemical and physiological conditions within the body. Because acupuncture points are targeted areas of electrical sensitivity, inserting needles at these points stimulates sensory receptors that trigger:

What to Expect

Initial Evaluation

To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that would be most beneficial, your practitioner will ask you about your symptoms, lifestyle, medical history, diet, and more.


A common treatment plan for a single condition would typically involve 1-2 treatments per week. The number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity, but 6-12 treatments are common.

Conditions We Treat

We provide acupuncture to a wide range of conditions, including the following.

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