What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, relatively painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

How does it work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. These are the fundamental cornerstones of Acupuncture. Insertion of needles which penetrate the skin and stimulate target tissues in the body, like muscles, tendons and fascia, cause changes in the body’s natural chemistry and chemical communication which promote and invigorate the body’s healing processes.

What does an acupuncturist do?

During the initial exam a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis. Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively assess your health concern and develop a well-structured treatment plan.


Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are safe, effective and drug-free therapies that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.