Acupuncture has been in wide use since its early discovery - over 3000 years ago! It originated in China, then spread throughout the Orient, Russia, Europe and many other areas, including only since the late 70's, the United States. With 30 centuries of continual use and development in treating billions of people, acupuncture has been perfected to a safe, painless and effective treatment with virtually no unpleasant side effects. Acupuncture is clearly an effective treatment for many conditions. The United Nations has taken note of the ability of acupuncture to treat pain and illness. Through scientific research, the U.N. has confirmed that acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of over fifty various conditions. See a list of the most commonly treated conditions and learn much more about acupuncture at our FAQ page.
You may be advised to take herbal supplements in addition to your acupuncture treatments. These are prescribed according to the same system of diagnosis as acupuncture and are generally taken in the form of pills or tea.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong
There are many simple exercises that can have a profound effect on your health. Tai Chi and Qi Gong consist of gentle physical movement combined with breathing and visualization. You may be taught simple Qi Gong exercises for your specific condition or you can sign up for Beginning Tai Chi. Classes are held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm.