What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China several thousand years ago. The various physical and mental stresses that one encounters on a daily basis can result in disharmonies in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing energetic forces that drive all of life, known as yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy, known as qi, which creates stagnation in the body. When the energy and blood aren't flowing smoothly, this often results in pain or dis-ease. Acupuncture opens up the pathway for circulation allowing the body to return to a state of balance. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, the body is able to tap into it's innate ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture helps the body return to its natural state of balance and harmony.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes! Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in clean needle technique. I have passed comprehensive National Board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am registered by the state of Michigan. As required by law, I always use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.