Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny needles about the thickness of a human hair in specific points on the body for therapeutic purposes. Exactly why this works is a more complex story.
The Chinese believe that there is an all pervasive energy that animates life in the universe. This energy is called Qi (pronounced Chee). Qi is everything from the sun shining down on our face in the morning to the blood pulsing through our veins. Qi gives us life and sustains everything around us.
Qi courses through the body in channels. This system of channels is like rivers that supply the entire body with energy. It is believed that disease results when the flow of qi is blocked or hindered.
At certain locations along these channels, or meridians as they are often called, the Qi can easily be stimulated with pressure, needles and heat to build deficient Qi, move stuck Qi, and/or disperse excess Qi.
Chinese herbs are used as a supplement to acupuncture or as a stand alone treatment and, like acupuncture, can be used to treat the root cause of the symptoms or imbalance. Chinese herbal medicine is a cost effective way to treat a wide range of human aliments. From the common cold to pain to infertility,
Chinese herbal formulas are often prescribed as pills, capsules, or concentrated powders and are custom tailored to each individual’s specific needs.As a patient’s symptoms change, formulas are tailored to their current presentation.
The herbs we use are purchased from reputable companies with rigorous protocols for procuring and testing the herbs they use in their formulations. You can be assured that we will prescribe a formula just right for you and monitor your progress and needs over time.