Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is practiced throughout the globe and is considered a fully intact traditional medicine system. In China, all hospitals use Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM to treat and heal patients, only reverting to western medicine after TCM modalities like acupuncture and herbal therapy has been exhausted. 

In the States and elsewhere, the medical research and literature is growing exponentially each year, showing the efficacy and power of this medicine and it’s different modalities. Acupuncture is now an evidence-based medicine and is the number one traditional medicine used globally. Check out some of the links at the bottom of the page for a few publication examples!

The basic premise of this system states that if our vial energy is blocked or depleted, the result is pain and disease. Through diagnostic tools like pulse, tongue and abdominal diagnosis, the practitioner is able to understand your body’s root imbalance (organ system and corresponding element) as well as able to focus treatment on the symptoms

Acupuncture can help by removing physical, energetic, and emotional blockages in the body, invigorating the life force (qi, adrenals, immune system) and helping to create balance in the whole body. We even have acupoints to support your spirit. 

Tools that I commonly use in practice are:

  • Acupuncture Needles
  • Moxibustion (Moxa)
  • Fire cupping
  • Acupressure & Shiatsu Massage
  • Tuning Forks
  • Shonishin Japanese Tools
  • Photobiomodulation
  • Energy work
  • Aromatherapy
  • Flower Essences
  • Botanicals & Chinese Herbal Formulas
  • Cellular Detox + Nutrition

The following conditions may be helped with the treatment of acupuncture & Chinese medicine:

Acute & Chronic Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Old injuries
  • New & acute injuries
  • Post-operative pain
  • Whiplash
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow, knee, ankle 
  • Frozen shoulder
  •  TMJ
  • Scar Treatment

Women’s Health

  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor health
  • Sexuality
  • Fibroids, cysts
  • Breast health
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Peri-menopause & menopause
  • Fertility 
  • Birth Prep
  • Post-partum 

Digestion & Gut Health

  • Candida
  • Metabolic/diabetes
  • IBS, acid reflux
  • Abdominal pain
  • Food allergies
  • Parasites 

Immune System

  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Colds/flus
  • Long-COVID
  • Hay fever
  • Weak immunity 


  • Migraines
  • Post-stroke symptoms
  • Nervous system regulation 
  • Neurological disorders


  • anxiety
  • depression
  • recovery
  • PTSD
  • stress
  • grief & loss
  • Life transitions 
  • Insomnia


  • Acne
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea
  • hives
  • dermatitis


  • environmental toxicity exposure
  • chemical toxicity exposure
  • liver health
  • Food allergies
  • Side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation 
  • weight management
  • weak immunity
  • autoimmune
  • parasites/post foreign country travel


Why schedule a free consultation?

At your free initial consultation, you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your health concerns and most importantly YOUR GOALS.  We will get any questions answered that you have about acupuncture or treatment and to be certain that an acupuncture healing program is going to meet your needs so that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.

What are the 5 steps to getting well with acupuncture treatment?

  1. First Appointment for an in-depth discussion of health concerns, health goals, medical history and Chinese medicine diagnostics including pulse, tongue, abdominal, energy meridian and sometimes ear/face. Then you will receive your first acupuncture treatment.
  2. A customized treatment plan that meets your needs and often includes number and frequency of treatments, herbal and diet plan, lifestyle recommendations.
  3. Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution – returning once per week for a prescibed number of weeks to restore homeostasis to your nervous system and resolve your health concerns.
  4. Maintenance Treatments for ongoing health and prevention of relapse of symptoms or condition.
  5. Helping Family and Friends! A vast majority of our patients are actually referred by family and friends because of the life-changing effects that they have experienced. From pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between, our patients benefit greatly no matter which stage or walk of life. All are welcome here.

Why do our natural therapies work so well?

  • We treat the root cause of pain and illness
  • Natural therapy means virtually no side effects or unwanted dependency like pharmaceuticals and surgery
  • Ancient science based on physical diagnostics and adapted to modern culture
  • Evidence-based research to back up this 2000+ year old medicine tradition 
  • This approach awakens your body’s innate healing response and mechanisms
  • Your doctor might not be educated about this type of medicine

Research & Publications in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine


“Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal, headache, and osteoarthritis pain. Treatment effects of acupuncture persist over time and cannot be explained solely in terms of placebo effects. Referral for a course of acupuncture treatment is a reasonable option for a patient with chronic pain.”


“Our analysis finds a benefit of acupuncture for IVF outcomes in women with a history of unsuccessful IVF attempt, and number of acupuncture treatments is a potential influential factor. ”


“There was insufficient evidence to support that acupuncture could promote live birth, pregnancy, and ovulation. However, acupuncture could promote the recovery of menstrual cycles as well as downregulate the levels of LH and testosterone in patients with PCOS.”


The Anti-inflammatory Actions and Mechanisms of Acupuncture… “..acupuncture-activated acupoints also convey sensory signals to the spinal cord, brainstem, and hypothalamic neurons. Upon information integration in the brain, acupuncture further stimulates multiple neuro-immune pathways, including the cholinergic anti-inflammatory, vagus-adrenal medulla-dopamine, and sympathetic pathways, as well as the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, ultimately acting immune cells via the release of crucial neurotransmitters and hormones.”


“Effective acupuncture increased and prolonged the activity of serotonergic neurons in the reward system pathway of the brain. This suggests that oriental acupuncture therapy may be effective for the treatment of emotional disorders, drug abuse and alcoholism.”


“…a 2016 systematic review with over 400 randomised patients that concluded that ‘the effects from acupuncture for treating anxiety have been shown to be significant as compared to conventional treatments.’ The largest of these studies, which included 120 randomized patients, found that acupuncture had a large effect on reducing anxiety and depression compared to conventional treatment involving pharmacological approaches and psychotherapy, with over twice the reduction in symptoms.”

Acupuncture as a Therapeutic Treatment for Anxiety


“A 2015 meta-analysis by Chiu et al.6 supports these results. It reviewed 12 studies with a total 869 participants, finding that acupuncture significantly reduced hot flash frequency and severity. It also found that acupuncture improved menopause-related psychological, somatic, and urogenital symptoms, as well as overall quality of life.”



“According to the research, acupuncture can affect the autonomic nervous system, and the prefrontal as well as limbic brain structures, making it able to relieve the symptoms of PTSD.”