Acupuncture is a healing technique based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow and helps activate the natural healing processes in each patient's body as well as to restore their physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture entails the insertion of very thin needles into the skin to harmonize qi in the body. The practitioner utilizes patient report, observation of the tongue and pulses, palpation of the body, and observation of the patient to determine the patient's Chinese medical diagnosis. With this diagnosis, the practitioner determines the imbalances present within the patient and treats the patient accordingly, using acupuncture needles and other Chinese medical therapies, like cupping, gua sha, and/or tui na to correct these imbalances. Each treatment is customized to the patient's presentation of symptoms and imbalances.