What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern medical treatment technique.  Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance in the opposing forces of yin and yang and in the flow of "Qi" or vital energy. Qi flows throughout the body along channels or pathways we call "meridians." Acupuncture is the insertion and manipulation of hair-thin, sterile needles at specific points along these meridians. Acupuncture balances the body's Qi, yin and yang, returning the body to its natural balance and promoting the body's ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state of Washington. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.