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The new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with the small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
The Illuminated Rumi

Acupuncture

How Acupuncture Works

There is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living thing. This energy circulates throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. When energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained; but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted, and pain and illness occur. Many facets of life can impair the smooth flow of Qi: Physical trauma, like a motor vehicle accident or repetitive stress injuries, environmental toxins, inappropriate nutrition, pathogens, overexposure to the elements, and emotional strain.

Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to “re-program” and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Qi energy.

Depending on the desired therapeutic effect and point location, acupuncture needles may be simply touched to the skin, very shallowly inserted, or inserted an inch or more deep. Acupuncture needles are fine as hair, flexible, and are often painless upon insertion.

YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

A first office call for an individual session includes:
A detailed health history evaluation and discussion of treatment goals.
A tongue and pulse assessment.
An East Asian Medicine Diagnoses.
Treatment.>
Treatment may include:

Acupuncture
Acutonics® Sound Healing
Moxibustion
Cupping
Gua Sha
Massage
Lifestyle counseling
Nutritional and/or herbal therapies

We also provide acupuncture in the community clinic setting.

Insurance

If you have insurance benefits that cover acupuncture and we are a preferred provider, insurance benefits can be billed for individual sessions. If you have an open PIP case and your plan will cover acupuncture, we are happy to bill for your PIP claim. Please contact your insurance provider to clarify your benefits.