Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Certain health imbalances may be corrected by changes in diet, lifestyle, movement or thought.  Other imbalances may be addressed more readily using Oriental Medicine techniques to restore your internal harmony and enhance your healing power.

The techniques of Oriental Medicine are acupuncture, herbal medicine, and qi practice.

• Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into active body points to restore dynamic balance and harmony to the meridian system.
• Herbal medicine makes use of mixing a group of herbs to rectify the balance between the internal organs, layers of the body, internal environment, or body and spirit.
• Qi practice employs movement and meditation to enhance internal strength and harmony.

The length of treatment varies with your condition and your health goals.  Simple complaints can often be resolved in 2 or 3 visits.   A standard course of therapy is 6-10 sessions, 1-2 times/week.  Most people will see substantial results within this time.  Getting to the root of an ongoing or chronic problem may take longer.  Some conditions can be completely resolved with these methods, while others may only be partially alleviated. A successful course of therapy results in greater energy and internal harmony as well as insight into what factors may have disrupted your health in the first place. For more specific information, please view the Resources page, or submit a question via the FAQ page.