• FAQs

  • Will Acupuncture help me?
    Below are some of the health concerns that can be relieved with Acupuncture. Please contact us to discuss any questions.

    • Pain
    • Stress and Anxiety
    • Headaches and Migraines
    • Sleep issues
    • Digestive and GI disorders
    • Respiratory issues
    • Colds and Allergies
    • Women’s health issues
    • Fertility
    • …and many more

    What can I expect during treatment?
    You’ll have your own private treatment room, and Julie will ask a number of questions regarding health history, symptoms, and lifestyle. A physical exam may be performed including pulse and tongue evaluation. This information enables Julie to detect where qi is obstructed and to create a personalized treatment plan.

To restore the free flow of qi, Julie will then insert tiny, sterile needles at specific points along the effected meridians. Depending on your needs, other therapies such as cupping, guasha, or Asian body work may also be used. Needles are typically retained for 20-30 minutes.

    Once your treatment is complete, Julie may suggest lifestyle strategies focused on diet, exercise, and meditation to support your healing process between visits.

    Does it hurt?
    Most patients report no discomfort during acupuncture. You may feel slight pressure or tingling when the needle goes in. Tiny, ultra-thin needles are used to minimize this sensation. Other sensations include a feeling of heat or heaviness as the flow of qi is restored.

    Why does it work?
    Research suggests that Acupuncture is effective because it stimulates the body’s natural systems with little or no side effects. Acupuncture is believed to activate the following systems.

    • Immune system - the body’s frontline defense system; this system includes white blood cells, also known as leukocytes, which seek out and destroy disease-causing organisms or substances.
    • Endocrine system - the body’s mechanism to produce and distribute hormones which regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.
    • Nervous system - the body’s network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.