The Institute for Acupuncture & Wellness is a holistic clinic that utilizes
energy medicine via the art and science of Acupuncture. Acupuncture is part of a
proven and safe medical system called Chinese medicine.
Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.
Chinese medicine works with your own vital energy to facilitate your healing
holistically and naturally. While efforts are made to relieve your symptoms, an
equal or greater emphasis is placed on rebuilding your body's innate ability to
maintain health and vitality by bringing all of the body's systems into balance.
The Institute for Acupuncture & Wellness uses the best of the modern advances in
Chinese medicine such as electro-stimulation, auricular acupuncture, cupping, Chinese
therapeutic massage (Tui Na), and Moxabustion therapy. Patients receive ample one-on-one time to address all health care issues and to have all questions answered.
Chinese medicine does not replace Western medicine but enhances, balances and compliments it. You are always encouraged to seek out Western medical treatment when needed. We always prefer to work in concert with your primary care doctor not against them.
Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.