History of Acupuncture and What it Treats


Acupuncture is an ancient type of healing pre-dating recorded history.  The philosophy is rooted in Taoist tradition going back 8000 years and has evolved throughout time because of enlightening theoretical shifts and charted techniques.  We are creations of nature, therefore, we each have our own ecosystem within us.  How we move through life - emotionally and physically - and who we connect with, what life choices we make, traumas, food patterns, etc. will all effect our body's equilibrium and mental health.  

The well known yin and yang symbol or 'the light and the dark' symbolizes the major forces in the universe  - we cannot have one without the other.  Both the yin and the yang are necessary for symbiotic harmony within the entire body.   The yin represents the quality of blood and fluids and the yang indicates the level of energy or qi to move blood and fluids.  As acupuncturists, we evaluate the yin and yang through patient symptoms/ailments, pulse and tongue diagnosis, and palpation examination.  

Acupuncture can assist the body in returning to equilibrium by placing thin needles in acupuncture points and/or "ashi" or pain points with corresponding organ structures and pathways to stimulate either blood or fluid formation and/or energy movement throughout the body.  

For example, if one is extremely tired physically because of extreme exercise or mental concentration, energy or qi is low and needs restoring.  In western medicine, this can look like chronic fatigue, mental fog, a feeling of excess body weight or heavy limbs, gas/bloating as well as many other ailments or diagnoses.   If quality of blood or fluids is poor, it can lead to such things as arthritis, neuropathy, Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, lightheadedness, blurry vision, etc.  

Types of ailments/symptoms acupuncture treats and assists with:  

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Pain

Stress Management

Digestive Dysfunction 

Reproductive / Pre and Post Pregnancy Challenges and Support

Emotional Balancing

Neurological Disorders

Genitourinary Health

Chronic Fatigue 

Lyme Disease

Physical Recovery 

Overall Wellbeing 

... and many more.  

Please contact us for specific questions about your needs.