Oriental medicine is based on the concept of vital energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi travels along 14 main paths, called channels or meridians, which cover the body. Illness or pain occurs when this energy flow is blocked or weakened. Stimulating points along the meridian restores the balance of energy flow in the body, helping to relieve pain and promote wellness.
The most common oriental medicine treatment in the U.S. is acupuncture, although it is but one part of Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture is performed with thin and flexible FDA approved needles that are sterile, single-use, and disposable. By inserting needles into various acupuncture points, the flow of Qi is improved. Some of the sensations reported by patients during a treatment range from not noticing any difference to feeling a mild tingling. Heat treatment and ear press balls are some of the other treatments offered with acupuncture. We offer both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture.