What is Acupuncture?

  • An ancient Asian healing art integrating information from a patient’s pulse & abdomen to diagnose an imbalance in the body.
  • A therapeutic modality to move Qi (energy) in the body and reduce pain & re-establish normal physiological functioning of the body systems.
  • Activation of certain points in the body in order to restore balance.
  • An individualized treatment protocol based on your body system.

Shakuju Style (Non-insertive Acupuncture)

  • Non-insertive acupuncture to balance the entire body
  • Purpose is to restore warmth to the body's core
  • Emphasizes the intention of the practitioner to facilitate healing
  • Body reference points are used to monitor the effectiveness of a treatment
  • Patient and practitioner are actively involved in the treatment
  • Treats various populations (elderly, pediatrics, etc.)

From the Prescriptive Health Newsletter