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Styles & Types of Acupuncture

Acupuncture and dry needling may at first seem similar, but there are actually big differences. Some may wonder if dry needling is simply acupuncture under the auspices of another term—it’s not! Dry needling is a ...

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The digestive system is responsible for 70% of our immune system.  Dysbiosis is the condition that results when the natural flora of the gut are thrown out of balance, commonly caused by antibiotics.  Antibiotics are ...

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Did you know that 5 years after graduating, 50% of acupuncturists are NOT in an active practice? For those who are in practice, the average income is less than $50,000/year. The impact of allied health ...

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What are the different styles of acupuncture? Acupuncture originated in China but has spread to Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and America. Different styles have developed over the centuries based on different opinions as to theory ...

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Shonishin pediatric acupuncture (sho=little, ni=children, shin=needle) is a specialized form of treatment for infants and children that became renowned in the 1700s in the Osaka region of Japan. To this day, Japanese parents regularly bring ...

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Film star Gwyneth Paltrow caused quite a stir when she showed up at New York film premiere with round marks on her back from an acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment. The photo was ...

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Ever wonder where acupuncture needles came from, how they evolved, and how they're used today? Here are some highlights from the history of these ancient healing devices, which are still widely and effectively used today: ...

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For thousands of years, the Chinese have recognized that the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water exist in everyone, everything, and are essential for life. In the seasons of the year, for example ...

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Ask The Acupuncturist

Q: I've been getting headaches for quite sometime now usually in the front of my head they last all day. At one point it as very sharp headaches but recently they feel like pressure like something is compressing. I feel a good bit of tension along my eyebrows and temples. What could be the cause of this?

A: There are many factors that could be causing your headaches. It could be eye strain, allergies, hormonal changes or any number of other re... Read More