What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of complimentary and alternative medicine that involves the use of thin, disposable needles to produce a therapeutic and healing effect in the body.

Originating in ancient China, it has a rich history spanning over 2000 years. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncturists use various methods of examination (such as pulse diagnosis, abdominal diagnosis, etc) in order to assess the body’s health and condition. Through acupuncture and other modalities, the acupuncturist nourishes any deficiencies, breaks up stagnation, and corrects any imbalances in the body.

There are hundreds of acupuncture points all over the body. Amongst these points, specific points are connected together to create a unique trajectory or meridian. There are 14 meridians in the body and each one covers a different path along the body.  An acupuncturist picks points along the different meridians to stimulate the healing process. Ultimately, acupuncture is the process of activating the body’s own immune system and enhancing its already present natural healing ability.

At Japanese Healing, we pride ourselves in providing patients with gentle, painless, and soothing acupuncture treatments. Only the highest quality and thinnest acupuncture needles are used so that the patient doesn’t feel any needling sensation.
Rather than overwhelm the patients with lots of acupuncture needles, we treat patients effectively and concisely, using only 3-5 acupuncture needles all the while achieving maximum results. Patients are amazed at how much their pain improves immediately after the treatments.

At our clinic, we increase focus on promoting the body’s innate healing capabilities to achieve homeostasis. Unlike external medicines like medication and surgery, acupuncture works from the inside out to boost your inner resources.  This gentle and holistic approach is very safe and carries very little side-effects. It is for this reason that this ancient medicine is becoming increasingly popular, accepted, and sought after in our modern society.

Visit our clinic and see how acupuncture can transform your health.