Acupuncture


What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the aspect of Chinese Medicine that consists of inserting solid, sterilized, stainless steel needles into specific points on the body with the intention of restoring the proper flow of qi in the body. When the body’s qi is out of balance is when we become ill or experience symptoms that are undesirable. Acupuncture treats the root of the problem instead of simply masking symptoms of the core problem. Traditionally in China, acupuncture is used as a preventative medicine; however it is most commonly used today to treat acute and chronic disorders. There are many styles of needling, and your acupuncturist will choose what is appropriate for you and your treatment plan. The styles vary from gentle needling while eliciting a “qi” sensation, to motor point/trigger point needling which can be stronger and elicits muscle twitches for orthopedic disorders. Your practitioner may also incorporate auricular, or ear, acupuncture points which add calming and stress relieving aspects to your treatment.

Acupuncture can help reduce/control

  • Chronic Pain
  • Psycho-Emotional Issues
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Digestive Disturbances
  • Reproductive Health and Fertility
  • Neurological Issues
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • And More

Moxibustion

Moxibustion, or moxa, is a type of heat therapy used in Chinese Medicine to promote healthy circulation or qi and blood in the body to treat various conditions. Moxa sticks are used to perform moxibustion and are made up of the Chinese herb Mugwort, or ai ye. At AHT we use smokeless moxa sticks that also contain charcoal to reduce the amount of smoke we produce from the moxa sticks - our neighboring offices appreciate us for this! Moxa can be used to treat pain, warm cold joints and abdomens, turn breech babies, boost the immune system, and to enhance the function of certain acupuncture points.

As with some of the other Chinese medicine modalities, moxibustion is contraindicated with some conditions. Moxibustion is not available as a stand-alone session, however it may be incorporated in your acupuncture treatment if your practitioner deems it appropriate for you and your condition being treated.

Practitioners: Meagan & Zack

Initial Acupuncture Appointment: $90

Follow up Acupuncture Appointments: $70