Acupuncture is performed by inserting fine needles into carefully selected points along the body which correspond directly to the energy meridians. Acupuncture is one of the most effective ways to unblock energy flow and restore the body to a state of balanced “Qi.”

When the needle is correctly inserted in the proper location, your body’s energy will actually “grab” the needle and the needle will stand firm. Sometimes the patient will feel very little, sometimes he/she will feel a dull sensation, and sometimes the patient will literally feel an energetic sensation flow briefly through the meridian as a blockage is relieved. In fact, your ability to “sense” the acupuncture working may astonish you the first time.


Acupuncture needles are not hollow like hypodermic needles. Consequently, they are much thinner than you might imagine. In many cases, you will truly not feel the needle being inserted. Nonetheless, if you are sensitive to needles, you may choose from many other options including Acupressure, Moxabustion, Gua Sha, and Cupping.