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AcupunctureFarmington Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one branch off a large tree known as Chinese Medicine. Some of the other branches include massage (Tui Na), meditation, diet, and the movement techniques of qigong and tai chi. Preventive medicine is the very core of this holistic health care system and many of my clients now use acupuncture to stay healthy year-round.

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, sterilized needles that are about the density of one to two human hairs. The basis of the needles is to stimulate the internal energy, or life force, that runs through every living thing on this planet. This energy, or Qi (pronounced chee) flows through pathways called meridians and pools at or just below the skin’s surface at various acupuncture points along the body. This energy is what the needle taps into and this manipulation of the Qi is what nudges the body into finding its own natural balance and initiate healing.

Chinese Medicine is a system that has roots going back 5,000 years. The ancient practitioners saw illness as a disruption in the entire human system, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of each being. This ancient practice has not changed even as modern practitioners employ it. Thus, acupuncture is a very complete and holistic healing modality that takes the entire being into consideration and seeks to treat not just the symptoms of an illness, but the very deep, rooted cause of the illness.

Acupuncture is very individual and no two people will respond the same, nor is any one symptom treated identically. Through a specialized diagnostic process I determine what is the best choice of points for you and use your points to access your Qi. I do not seek to "fix" you, I wish to work with you in obtaining the greatest level of health that you are capable of reaching.

Other techniques may also be employed in designing each treatment such as moxibustion, cupping, or acutonics. I discuss and educate my patients on each technique prior to using it to ensure that you understand what I am doing, why I am doing it and how it will be beneficial to you.