Have you tried acupuncture yet? Join the millions of people who have a story about how it helped them!
Acupuncture is a time-tested and proven healing therapy used for a multitude of health conditions including pain, hormonal imbalance, anxiety & depression, digestive complaints, immune disorders, menstrual irregularities, perimenopausal symptoms, and essentially, any issue you can name. It is a highly effective therapy used alone or in conjunction with other wholistic natural therapies offered at Port City Integrative Health.
Acupuncture is performed by gently inserting thin, one-time-use needles into specific points along the meridian channels, or energy pathways, of the body. According to the classical texts of Chinese medicine, there is a continuous flow of life energy (Qi) throughout the human body. This vital energy originates in the major organs, and flows along meridian channels. When the energy flow is smooth and in balance, a person is healthy. If this balance is disturbed, then a person can become ill or feel pain. There are some specific points along the meridians called acupuncture points where the energy flow can be stimulated and the function of related organs can be regulated.
We combine information obtained using Chinese medicine diagnosis techniques (such as pulse assessment) with the information you provide during your visit, to find the best acupuncture point prescription for you. Although every person’s acupuncture experience is unique, most people report a deep sense of relaxation, centeredness, reduction of pain, and relief of symptoms. Sometimes acupuncture treatments can be “curative” while other times it can help a person manage their condition so they have improved quality of life. Acupuncture treatments are relatively gentle yet extremely powerful and can significantly support your body’s ability to heal itself.