Acupuncture is the artful insertion of fine needles into the body at specific acupuncture points along the body's meridians.

The misnomer of the term "Licensed Acupuncturist", commonly used to denote the practice of the TCM system, is unfortunate. In most cases, your acupuncturist is utilizing a complete system of diagnosis and treatment employed in the management of human health. In the United States, the practice of Acupuncture includes the methods employed by a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, although licensure and scope of practice varies from state to state. TCM practices include, but are not limited to, “Acupuncture”, which is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific acupuncture points, moxibustion, cupping, bodywork therapy, botanical medicine, nutritional therapy, diet and lifestyle counseling,

TCM has been used for centuries as a primary medical system for much of the earth’s population. Today, the practice of acupuncture encompasses both primary and collaborative models of care. For many conditions, TCM tools of diagnosis and treatment are capable of effectively treating a wide variety of conditions. TCM has also found its way into the collaborative model of care, where TCM concepts and treatments are being integrated with modern biomedicine.

To learn more about the rich, complex theory behind the practice of acupuncture and the meridian system, click on some links below.









Why Acupuncture May Work: Acupuncture and Adenosine

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Anatomy of Meridians?: Acupuncture and Connective Tissue

Acupuncture for Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter

Acupuncture Eases Tamoxifen-Related Hot Flashes

Acupuncture for Parkinson's Disease Fatigue

Acupuncutue Helpful for Undetermined Illnesses

Acupuncture and Aromitase Inhibitor-Associated Joint Problems

Acupuncture for Labor Pain

Scalp Acupuncture for Labor

Acupuncture for Military Neural Therapy

Acupuncture and Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain meta-analysis

Acupuncture for Prostate Cancer Hot Flashes

Acupuncture for PTSD (RCT) 2007

Acupuncture for PTSD 2011