Acupuncture & Acupressure

Acupuncture uses very fine needles to stimulate points on the body that promote healing.  Acupressure is similar but does not use needles. Both can be used to relieve pain, reduce stress, improve circulation and relieve fatigue.  Most importantly, acupuncture treatments help you feel great!


Because acupuncture affects the body on so many different levels, it can be used for a wide variety of issues.  The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective mode of treatment for chronic and acute pain. It is very effective for those suffering from injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, tendonitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia.


Some insurance companies do cover acupuncture.  Please check with your plan for specific details.  Acupuncture can also be paid for with a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA).



Acupuncture works by balancing the bodies energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”), to promote health.  While Western medicine is still trying to understand exactly how acupuncture works, many doctors are embracing it as a complimentary solution for their patients needs.  Acupuncture has been proven to promote circulation, regulate the nervous system, and balance the release of hormones.  It is an effective natural method for improving the health of the whole body.


Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia
  • Neurological Disorders - Post-stroke recovery, Bell's Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders
  • Upper Respiratory Disorders - Asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, laryngitis, colds and flu.
  • Digestive Disorders - Irritable bowel, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, food allergies, ulcers
  • Urinary and Reproductive Disorders - Cystitis, menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms.
  • Immune Function - Recurrent infections, supportive treatment for cancer and AIDS patients.
  • Addictions - Addictions to nicotine, alcohol and drugs.
  • Eye and Ear Disorders - Tinnitus, Meniere's disease