Frequently Asked Questions

Ancient Medicine for Modern Times


What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is part of a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 4,000 years. Because of its effectiveness, acupuncture is now gaining broad popularity in the U.S. as a holistic complement to Western medical treatments. Specific points are stimulated along bio-energetic pathways which traverse all of the body’s organs and systems. In this gentle but powerful way, acupuncture triggers the body’s own healing mechanisms to eliminate illness and promote optimal health.
What is Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of healing that takes into account the multi-dimensional nature (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) of human beings and strives to bring balance to the ‘whole’ person.
It is based on the observation that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Given the right ingredients – appropriate nutrition, adequate rest and rejuvenation, and mental/ emotional balance – the body can heal, repair and recover into good health. Chinese medicine has understood this for thousands of years and works by optimizing the body’s natural abilities to restore health.
It includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, meditation and energy building exercise like Tai-Qi. All of which give your system the opportunity to renew, recharge and re-balance.
Does it hurt?
Most people are pleasantly surprised to find that receiving acupuncture is a comfortable and relaxing experience. We use the tiniest, and gentlest needles for our treatments. While it’s normal to feel sensations like warmth, distention, or heaviness, most people find the experience very soothing and often fall asleep.
Does Acupuncture have side effects?
One of the great benefits of Acupuncture is that adverse side effects are extremely rare. You can feel secure knowing that our practitioners are State and National Board certified as well as Clean Needle Technique (CNT) certified. We use only sterile, single-use, disposable needles.
What does Herbal Medicine have to do with Acupuncture?
They are both modalities used in Chinese Medicine, the world’s oldest continually practiced form of medicine. Herbology is an integral component of Chinese Medicine. Together with acupuncture, the two produce a powerful synergy.
Are herbs safe?
When they are prescribed by a nationally certified Herbalist this time-tested medicine is very safe. We use only quality-controlled, high-grade products. They produce a regulatory effect on the body that is much gentler than pharmaceuticals. Additionally, we tailor each formula to address the specific patterns of each individual patient, making our herbal formulations a safe and effective choice.

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Diminished ovarian reserve
Premature ovarian failure
Repeated pregnancy loss and miscarriage recovery
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Irregular menstrual cycles
PMS and painful periods
Interstitial cystitis
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These ladies are great-- very knowledgeable, kind and gentle. I started a year ago to help with fertility, my progesterone was extremely low. Within a few months it was within normal range and I was pregnant. I then continued all throughout my pregnancy for maintenance and comfort.
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