Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a holistic system of healing and prevention that dates back thousands of years. Fundamental to Chinese medicine is the concept of qi (pronounced “chee”) or life force energy that flows through meridians (a network of invisible channels) in the body. Proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness, while imbalances and blockages can cause illness or disease. Through the use of fine needles inserted into specific points along the body’s meridians, acupuncture seeks to restore balance, clearing blockages and re-establishing the flow of energy.

While hundreds of clinical studies have confirmed the benefits of acupuncture, it is still not entirely clear how it works. The effects are likely due to a number of processes that occur during the treatment, including changes in nervous system transmission, blood circulation, immune function, metabolic processes, and hormonal balance that provide relief from pain and improve overall health. The World Health Organization in 1979 and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 formally recognized acupuncture as a safe and effective healing modality for a range of health conditions.

Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of health concerns such as:

  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Menstrual health
  • Fertility
  • Mood issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Pain conditions (back pain, neck pain, headache)
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders

Disclaimer: Please note that integrative treatments are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease and is not a substitute for medical care. Please consult an appropriate health care practitioner about any medical concerns that you have. 

Our Acupuncturists

East Haradin
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
With a commitment to helping others actualize their full potential and wellbeing, East Haradin has been a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine since 1999. In addition to a private practice, she shares her passion for this medicine... Read More
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Licensed Acupuncturist
Jillian has facilitated healing experiences for over fifteen years. She holds certifications in multiple massage therapy modalities and therapeutic yoga. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, and a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from... Read More
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Licensed Acupuncturist
Pier’s interest in holistic healing began while studying Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage at Lotus Palm in Montreal. She continued her to hone her skills and enhanced her repertoire in other therapeutic modalities such as Tui Na, Shiatsu and Swedish Massage at... Read More