How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture has been used effectively for over 3000 years in many parts of Asia and is the oldest system of medicine currently in use.  According to the ancient Chinese philosophy, all living things are animated with “Qi” or “life-force”.  This “Qi” energy follows certain currents, called meridians throughout the body.

Acupuncture addresses imbalances in the body by accessing the flow of “Qi” through points along the meridians. These points are gateways to this energetic system.  Five Element acupuncture is a preventative as well as curative constitutional treatment, and it works by bringing your entire system into balance by removing blocks in the pathways and allowing the energy to flow.

As a Five Element Acupuncturist, I am trained to closely observe the subtle energetic signs that precede illness.  We constantly reveal our imbalances through subtle vocal qualities, facial colorations, natural body odors and habitual emotional states.

Who Can Benefit

Virtually anyone interested in taking an active role in their health and well-being can benefit. Acupuncture can support you in times of ill health easing anxiety and stress; help your body adjust and alleviate symptoms such as pain; help to restore natural rhythms such as women’s cycles, fertility and pregnancy; support you with life’s challenges such as quitting addictions.  In addition, Acupuncture can also help you to achieve maximum balance in your systems thereby helping you to cope better with surgery and other medical treatments.

Patients who receive regular treatments have also reported significant improvements on certain physical and emotional conditions, such as:

  • Chronic/Acute pain
  • Muscular/Skeletal problems
  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General Weakness/Tiredness/feeling ill
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sinus Problems
  • Digestive Problems/Nausea/Vomitting/Diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Colitis/Chrone’s Disease
  • Skin Problems
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Menopause
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Compromised Immune System
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Asthma/Difficult Breathing