Acupuncture is one of the most popular known practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the west. It is used to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, as well as to promote general well-being. Acupuncture is done by inserting extremely fine, sterile, one time use needles at specific points in the body. It is a safe, painless and effective therapy. Auricular Therapy:

The ear is a micro system of the body, it may be used to treat a variety of conditions including addictions, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and musculoskeletal and central nervous system disorders . Needles or ear seeds are use to stimulate the points.


Cupping is a technique that uses suction instead of compression and it is commonly use for pain relieving, and to pull toxins build up. The cups are placed in specific areas of the body where you will have a sensation of your skin pulling up into the cup. The vacuum is created either with the use of heat or suction, and the cups could be left in place or move around to help decongest the area and promote circulation. Cupping may leave some redness/marks that usually dissipate within few days.

Food Therapy:

Chinese medicine classifieds food according to its energetic properties rather than its biochemical nature. To achieve health and balance within our bodies we need to eat nourishing and healthy foods that are right for our individual body constitution. Eating foods that are healthy but not right for our body could exacerbate a health condition.

Gua Sha:
Gua Sha is performed with a flat, smooth object that is used to rubbed over the skin .
It helps promote normal circulation to the muscles, tissues, and organs directly beneath the surface treated. The patient experiences immediate changes in stiffness, pain and mobility. Like cupping, This may leave some redness that will usually disappear in two to four days. Herbal Therapy:
Chinese herbs are a great complement to acupuncture care. They are commonly use for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including chronic and acute, like insomnia, sinusitis, menstrual irregularities, digestive disorders, colds and flu as well as for optimization of health and prevention of disease.


Moxibustion is a heat therapy that uses the herb mugworth to warm areas of the body or specific points with the purpose of invigorating the flow of blood to relieve pain and strengthen the body.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of: Acne, Allergies, Addictions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Autoimmune diseases, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Chemotherapy/Radiation side effects, Chronic fatigue, Common cold/flu, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhea, Digestive disorders, Dizziness, Facial palsy, Fatigue, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Frozen shoulder, Golfer’s elbow, Headache Pain, Insomnia, Menopause, Menstrual irregularities, Migraine, Morning sickness, Nausea, Plantar fasciitis, PMS, Post stroke recovery, Rhinitis, Sciatica, Sexual dysfunction, Sinusitis, Stress, Tennis elbow, Tendinitis, Urinary disorders, Weight control, Pain (Back, foot, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, wrist).

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