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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic healthcare system. Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of hair-thin, sterile needles at specific points along pathways of energy or "Qi." Acupuncture is part of traditional Oriental medicine and both are several thousand years old. Oriental medicine is based on the theory that the body forms disharmonies in the flow of Qi, Yin and Yang 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. Acupuncture returns the body to its natural balance and promotes 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.