Restoring Health By Restoring Your Innate Capacity To Heal

Acupuncture can restore your body's natural capacity to heal itself.

Why Acupuncture?

A safe, effective, and time-tested healing and wellness modality.

Acupuncture is a key component of Chinese medicine. The oldest functional medicine system in the world, Chinese medicine is a complete, stand-alone healthcare paradigm. Its unique view of the human body has enabled practitioners to relieve all manner of disease, illness, dysfunction, and infirmity for over 2000 years.

Three basic concepts form the foundation of the Chinese medicine system:


The signs and symptoms we experience as illness are called the branch. The imbalance underlying them is the root. When the root is properly diagnosed and treated, the symptoms simply cease to exist. Functional refers to the search for the root of illness.


Numerous illnesses result from internal imbalance. We are born with unique strengths, and weaknesses. Over time the difference between them emerges, and illness begins to develop. By restoring your internal balance a skilled acupuncturist can restore health.


All aspects of being – body, mind, and spirit – are inter-related, inter-connected, and inter-dependent. Illness in any one aspect will necessarily affect all of the others. This is how mental stress can create problems with digestion, sleep, even fertility.

More about my training and approach.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

~ Dao De Jing, 6th-Century BC


Many people turn to acupuncture for only the most basic physical problems.

Of course acupuncture can help with issues such as neck and shoulder pain, tension headaches, or a sprained ankle. But it has much more to offer.  Chronic fatigue, long-term digestive dysfunction, and sleep disorders all respond well to acupuncture. So do degenerative issues such as arthritis or low back pain. Deeper still, it can resolve the root causes of psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. Acupuncture even has the potential to help one overcome issues such as incapacitating self-doubt, childhood or adult trauma issues, or even the loss of life-direction.

Though I have experience with all of the issues noted above, I have particular interest in the following types of problems:


Many long-term and difficult-to-treat disorders respond remarkably well to acupuncture.


Numerous mental-emotional issues respond well to treatment with acupuncture.



Safe, effective treatment for all aspects of reproductive imbalance.


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