Acupuncture is an ancient form of alternative medicine that originated in China over 2,500 years ago. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body known as acupuncture points. The belief behind acupuncture is that these points are connected by pathways or meridians through which vital energy, known as “qi” or “chi,” flows.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles, illness and health issues arise from imbalances or blockages in the flow of qi along these meridians. By inserting needles into the acupuncture points, an acupuncturist aims to restore the proper flow of qi, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.

​Acupuncture encourages natural healing and is an excellent choice for treating headaches, back pain, sciatica and arthritis.

How Does Acupuncture Work? Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, general relaxation and restoration of the body’s internal systems.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, reducing inflammation, and promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of medical problems including acute and chronic conditions. All of our Chiropractors are certified to perform acupuncture. Quite often acupuncture is used in combination with chiropractic or massage treatments which can produce a synergistic response. Patients are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the treatments are and how relaxed they feel after a treatment.

Acupuncture can be used to treat a number of conditions, including:


  • Gastritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hepatitis
  • ​Hemorrhoids


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • ​Neurosis

  • Menstrual pain
  • ​Infertility


  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • ​Sore throat


  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Muscle cramping
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica


  • Allergic rhinitis​
  • ​Bronchitis


  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Postoperative pain
  • ​Stroke


  • Irritable bladder
  • Prostatitis
  • Male infertility
  • Some forms of impotence
  • ​Addiction