Thin, sterile needles are applied to acupoints to release the flow of blocked energy and muscle tension.
Treats emotional disorders
Strengthens immune system
Assists with pain management
Initial Visit | 60 minutes | $200
Follow-Up Visits | 60 minutes | $85
Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine. By applying thin, sterile needles to specific acupuncture points (acupoints) on the body or face, the energy, or chi, is balanced. By releasing the flow of blocked energy and releasing muscle tension, the body can better heal from injury and illness.
The origins of acupuncture date back to ancient China during the Ming Dynasty. The basis of modern acupuncture identifies 365 points that represent openings to the channels through which needles can be inserted to modify the flow of Qi energy. Acupuncture continued to develop over the next few centuries and gradually became one of the standard therapies used in China. Its popularity has now spread throughout Eastern and Western cultures.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is also being used for overall wellness, including stress management. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will rebalance.
What can I expect during the treatment?
According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on the body's meridians, through which vital energy runs. This energy is known as "qi" or "chi." A ZAZEN acupuncturist will examine and assess your condition before inserting thin, sterile needles into your acu-points. As each needle is inserted, you may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation.
What are the results?
Although needles are used in acupuncture, treatments are relatively pain-free. One of the most popular uses of acupuncture is to reduce chronic pain throughout the body in a natural way, without the need for medications that can cause unwanted side effects.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture is safe and should only be administered by a licensed practitioner. After the needle is inserted, there is occasionally a dull ache at the base of the needle that quickly subsides.