Acupuncture is a Traditional form of Medicine that employs the use of single use disposable stainless steel needles to stimulate points and pathways that communicate directly with internal organ systems. A series of needles are placed throughout the body to treat specific health concerns. No two acupuncture treatments are the same. Human beings are in a constant state of change and as such require refined and subtle  stimulus to support body’s natural healing processes. Acupuncture is deeply relaxing and can result in an altered state.

The World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health are among the organizations endorsing acupuncture for a variety of conditions, examples of which include:

 Pain – chronic and acute:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Musculoskeletal injuries


  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis and other infections
  • Sinus problems


  • Acid reflux
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Other digestive issues Women’s issues:
  • Menstrual cycle problems/PMS
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility
  • Morning sickness
  • Pregnancy-related back pain

Other issues:

  • Addictions· Anxiety
  • Bladder/kidney problems
  • Depression· Diabetes
  • Fatigue· Insomnia
  • Support during cancer treatment
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Tui Na Massage Therapy/Body Work

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Digestive disorders

• Fibromyalgia

• Headaches

• Insomnia related to stress

• Myofascial pain syndrome

• Paresthesias and nerve pain

• Soft tissue strains or injuries

• Sports injuries

• Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist. Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you’re trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.

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