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How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture involves the penetration of the skin by hair-like needles at specific anatomical points that may correspond to nerve pathways or receptors in tissue fascia. Modern science has demonstrated that acupuncture modulates neurotransmitters, cytokines and neruopeptides through electrophysiological changes in the nervous system. Interaction with  the brain stem, hypothalamus, limbic system and autonomic nervous system occurs through either stimulating or suppressing the activity of afferent peripheral nerves. Acupuncture may also modify the somatic electromagnetic field. It is a technique that allows us to modulate communication within the body-mind network through concurrent changes in multiple signaling pathways. Metaphorically, it modulates information flow like an orchestral conductor, directing the individual instruments and their wide spectrum of musical notes into a coordinated harmony.

Acupuncture activates multiple biological responses through nerve stimulation, which includes releasing natural anti-inflammatories and pain killers from our own body, regulating neuro-transmitters and natural hormone production associated with pain relief, managing symptoms and balancing hormone production as well as immune responses to enhance healing.   The optimal selection of points requires expert knowledge and experience, and can vary between patients.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique.

Acupuncture is safe and hygienic, and it typically does not cause discomfort during treatments. However, each patient is unique and we will will address any concerns you may have during your initial session to personalize your treatment.  Your journey to increased well-being is our commitment each step of the way.