Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing modalities in the world.
Originating in China some 4,000 years ago, it became popular in the US over the past three decades.
Acupuncture focuses on the activation of various points on the body. These acupoints stimulate all systems of the body including the nervous system and brain, musculoskeletal system and internal organs to rebalance and harmonize the body and mind.
Common questions about acupuncture
Herbal medicine is an important part of Chinese medicine and is used to treat a wide range of health issues. The scientific study of herbs in the US began just over two centuries ago, with herbs and botanicals having been used worldwide for thousands of years.
Studies have shown that herbal medicine can treat many conditions, including colds, digestive disorders, insomnia, headaches, arthritis, skin disorders, asthma and many other health issues.
Acupuncturists are the only healthcare professionals in California who are tested and licensed in prescribing herbal medicine.
Herb quality is important to us and we only source herbs from reliable companies whose quality we trust. Our Chinese herbs are tested for impurities, pesticides and heavy metals. Our suppliers control the herbs from planting to processing to ensure top quality.
Chinese medicine has a long history with over 2500 years of clinical practice and academic study. Developed in ancient times, it isn’t just folk healing or only for people in China. This system of medicine is well developed, with universities specializing in it’s clinical, academic and scientific development. Both the NIH and WHO endorse Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Chinese medicine is based on the idea that a natural life energy flows within us. This energy fills the organs, tissues and structures of our body. Chinese medicine focuses on maintaining the balance and vitality of this energy. It’s principles are based on the theory of Yin and Yang. Balance is paramount within the practice of Chinese Medicine.
Massage is one the oldest forms of healing found in the world. Today there are many different styles available, from subtle and gentle to more vigorous.
We offer a wealth of experience and training in many techniques. Techniques such as acupressure, cupping, gua sha and myofascial massage are often combined with acupuncture treatment.