Acupuncture is the primary modality of Chinese Medicine. It is based on the theory that nitric oxide (or “qi”) and fluids circulate throughout our bodies, not only in arteries and veins, but also via neurological channels that traverse our organs. Although the western world knows acupuncture mostly as something that is useful for treating physical pain and women’s health, it has been shown to have the capacity to positively impact almost any imbalance through its inherently anti-inflammatory, pro-circulatory effects.
We use the smallest, most gentle needles in the world that are sterile and single-use. The World Health Organization and modern hospitals recognize acupuncture as an evidence-based form of medicine by improving the immune system and circulation.
Most sessions last approximately one hour, the first part of which is discussion, and may or may not include nutritional and herbal counseling. This is followed by needling, which should be quick and painless. Needles usually stay in for anywhere from 10-30 minutes, during which time you may sleep, meditate or simply relax. While some patients may experience remarkable results after just one or a few sessions, it is advisable to come 10-12 times over the course of two months to experience a full course of treatment.