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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles on various points on the body’s surface to influence physiological functioning of the body. Acupuncture mobilizes and regulates qi (energy) and blood to stimulate the physiological function of the muscles, nerves, glands and organs. The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and health.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is an energy force that runs throughout the body. A person’s health is influenced by the flow of qi in the body. If the flow of qi is unbalanced, insufficient or interrupted, illness may occur. Meridians are pathways throughout the body in which qi travels. There are 14 main meridians running vertically up and down the body, twelve of which correspond to organs. These meridians are the same on both sides of the body. Like qi, you cannot see meridians.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No. At insertion, the patient may feel some heaviness, tingling, a slight pinch or a sensation running up and down the meridian. After the needles are in, the patient often feels very relaxed; some even fall asleep.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Each person is unique. Treatment protocols vary depending upon what exactly is being treated. For example, when treating an injury or pain, we can often tell within three-to-four visits if acupuncture will have a positive effect.

Conditions We Treat

These are just examples of the many conditions acupuncture can help with.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Muscle Strain/Sprains

  • Low back and hip pain (Sciatica)

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Tennis elbow

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Tension headaches

  • Tendinitis 

  • Chronic pain

  • Bell's palsy

  • Neuropathy

  • Vertigo

Women's Health

  • Fertility

  • Menstrual irregularities

  • Postpartum anxiety and depression

  • Peri-menopause/menopause

  • Fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Hormone Imbalance

Respiratory Issues

  • Allergies

  • Sinus Headaches

  • Common Cold

  • Asthma 

  • Sinus disorders

GI issues

  • Acid Reflux

  • GERD

  • IBS

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea 

  • Gas and Bloating

Physical & Emotional Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Stress

  • Migraines

  • Brain fog

  • Low Energy

  • Addiction

  • Side effects of cancer therapy

Auto-immune Disorders

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Lupus

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Thyroid issues

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Ballwin, MO 63011


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