Acupuncture works by re-balancing the body's vital energy flow (also known as Qi, pronounced "chee"). Vital energy can be compared to a blood flow or electricity which nourishes every living cell within ourselves. Qi may become obstructed due to various external factors (such as our direct environment), or numerous internal factors (emotional stress, diet, lifestyle choices). When Qi is not flowing smoothly, a myriad of health challenges may occur. By inserting fine, disposable Acupuncture needles into various acupoints located throughout the body, we activate the body's ability to heal itself.

Please arrive a few minutes early for your initial visit to complete the intake form.

Please wear loose and comfortable clothing if possible, and do Not come with an empty stomach. We provide complimentary hot tea, drinking water and snacks (but choices are limited).

Our doctors/interns will start with information intake and consultation followed by an Acupuncture treatment. Needles are normally retained from 20 to 45 minutes while you are comfortably resting.

Most patients feel very relaxed during their treatment and sometimes for days afterwards. Therefore, it is not recommended to do any strenuous activity or exercise on the same day following your treatment. Resting will allow for proper energy balancing and healing to take place. Patients often report having a better sleep, more energy, positive changes in elimination patterns after receiving Acupuncture.

Occasionally, you may feel your energy centers opening up and releasing "stuck emotions" or pain. This is a very normal phenomena and it is usually a part of the individual's healing process.

Rarely, some slight soreness may be felt at the needle insertion sites, which should resolve anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days following treatment.

Patient should prepare to be with us for an hour per visit.

In general, an acupuncture session will have needles left in the points for 20-45 minutes, and a treatment visit will last anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour.

Since every individual is different, the number of sessions may vary from one person to another. Acute conditions may resolve within 1-5 sessions, while chronic, degenerative ones may take months to respond. Acupuncture also works well as a preventative / wellness care, and works well alongside conventional medicine treatments.
  • Suction cupping
  • Moxibustion
  • Traditional Chinese Herbal therapy
  • Gua Sha
  • Tui Na therapy
  • Auricular medicine
No. By smoothing the energy flow within the body, many illnesses and constitutional imbalances can be prevented before they occur.
Absolutely. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to treat pregnancy-related symptoms during first, second and third trimesters. It is commonly recommended by midwives as a part of pre- and post-natal care.
Yes. Kids can also benefit from Acupuncture treatments. Infant acupuncture is widely practiced in hospitals in China.
No, you do not need to. In fact, we can help you feel better and get over your cold faster.
Most private health insurance plans cover Acupuncture, depending on the coverage you get. We recommend calling your health insurance provider to find out if this coverage is available.

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Established in 1997 with the goal to provide quality health care solusions, we have seen thousands of satisfied patients.
Our experience and track records providing you with peace of mind, and we will not settle with anything other than excellence!.