We are a patient centered clinic comprised of massage therapists and Acupuncture Physicians. Our method of treatment depends upon the condition we are treating. Acupuncturists are primarily trained as Doctors of Oriental Medicine. We assess the individual using various methods such as tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis as well as questions pertaining to the history of the person's condition. Based on our assessment of the issue, we may recommend various modalities such as: acupuncture, injections, herbal remedies, food therapy, exercises, massage therapy etc.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. Acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system, releasing neurotransmitters that aid the body in returning to homeostasis. These biochemical changes may relieve pain, stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic tool of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). TCM is a comprehensive review of systems, accounting for the whole body and any miscellaneous factors that may affect our health (i.e. lifestyle, diet, and environment.). It is centered around the belief that every symptom is related to a root cause - nothing is random, and disease arises due to an imbalance in the body. TCM is used to assess, diagnose, and plan a course of treatment for a patient. Acupuncture is one of many tools that A.P.’s can use to treat an imbalance in the body.