Acupuncture is well known for its effectiveness as a painkiller. Even more powerful is its ability to alter the flow of Qi so that the body can heal itself when attacked by pathogens that trigger disharmony.

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile, metal filiform needles into certain points along the channels in order to control the flow of Qi. These needles are about as thick as a strand of hair and insertion is usually painless. You may feel a dull ache or tingling sensation when the needle is stimulated. Most people find an acupuncture treatment to be a relaxing experience.

Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular (ear) acupuncture is one of the more widely used microsystems within oriental medicine. Microsystems use one aspect of the body - ears, hands, or feet, for example - to treat conditions that are present anywhere in the body.

Auricular acupuncture may be used as a primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with other full body treatments such as acupuncture or bodywork.