What is Qi(Chi)?

Qi is the energy that creates and animates all life; it is the vital energy or life

force.  Oriental medicine regards the body as energy rather than matter

and the basic life energy, "Qi" circulates along the pathways in the body.

A person's health is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has a well-documented history in China spanning over 2,000

years, but some studies believe it originated almost 4,000 years ago. 

Acupuncture is a form of health care that has evolved into a complete and

holistic medical system.  Practitioners of acupuncture and Chineses

medicine have used this non-invasive medical system to diagnose and

help millions of people over thousands of years become well and stay well.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power

and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall

functioning and well-being. It is a safe, painless, and effective way to treat

a wide variety of medical problems.


How does it work?

Each acupuncture point has a variety of unique physical and electrical

properties and stimulation of these points produces definite physiological

reactions, such as changes in heart rate and blood pressure. 

By stimulating appropriate acupuncture points, blocked energy is released

allowing the body's own natural healing power to flow free and  restore

balance and health.


Does Acupuncture really work?

Yes, but don't take our word for it...

Acupuncture has been used by millions of Americans and is recognized

by the National Institutes of Health(NIH), the Food and Drug Administration

(FDA), the World Health Organization(WHO).

  • The NIH published their Consensus Statement stating "The data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accpeted Western medical therapies.  One of the advantaages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substatially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same condtions."
  • The FDA regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices in the category of "safe and effective."
  • The WHO recognizes over 40 health conditons effectively treated with acupuncture.



Painless, Natural Treatment

Acupuncture offers a complete system for natural, drug-free health

maintenance and well-being.  Our goal is to eliminate your pain and

suffering allowing you to go into a deeper state of relaxation where true

healing takes place.  Acupuncture is safe and painless - needles are as

thin as a human hair.  We use disposable needles only.


What does an Acupuncturist do?

During the initial exam, a full health history will be taken.  Questions are

asked regarding health, symptoms and life-style.  Pulse and tongue

diagnosis, along with an appropriate physical exam, is conducted.

The information is then organized into a well-structured treatment plan

that enables the practiontioner to diagnose imbalances of Qi that may

have contributed to the patient's health problem.  Once the imbalance

of Qi is dtected, the acupuncturist places fine, sterile needles at acupoints. 

This safe and painless procedure can unblock obstructions and re-balance

 Qi.  Then, Qi circulates freely throughout the body, providing adequate

nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles.  This

eliminates pain, and restores balance and harmony along with the body's

natural ability to heal itself -- ultimately leading to optimal health and well-



What can I expect from acupuncture treatment?

When tiny needles are inserted, you may experience tingling or warmth.

Patients are often surprised to find that treatments are quite relaxing.

Generally, acupuncture is gentle with minimum side effects.  If you

experience fatigue after treatment, a little rest should overcome.  If

symptoms persist for a day or two, this is not a cause for concern.


What should I do on the day of treatment?

Eat a light meal half an hour before the treatment.  Plan to get some rest

afterward.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing or bring a change of clothes.


Does Insurance cover Acupuncture?

Many policies do provide coverage for Acupuncture so just call your

insurance provider for details on your individual policy.