Acupuncture, among the oldest healing practices in the world, is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese doctors believed that illness was due to an imbalance of energy in the body. In acupuncture, disposable, stainless steel needles are used to stimulate the body's 14 major meridians, or energy-carrying channels, and regulate the flow of qi (vital energy), to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting these imbalances.
The acupuncturist will swab each acu-point area with alcohol before tapping a hair-thin, metal needle into the site. The number of needles used during treatment can vary and are placed at various depths. After the needles have been inserted, they stay in place for several minutes to an hour. During the treatment, acupuncture needles are twirled, energized electrically, or warmed to intensify the effect of the treatment. When electricity is applied, a tingling sensation is common.
In a treatment series, the acupuncturist will use different combinations of points, different needling techniques, or both. These combinations help stimulate new sources of healing as the person's response to treatment is observed.
We offer acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine including, but not limited to:
- Fertility help (treatment of infertility)
- Quitting smoking/drinking
- Allergy relieve (Asthma, Hay Fever, Hives, etc)
- Pain relieve (Joint pain, Back pain, Neck pain, etc)
Be sure to eat well (not too much) before coming to treatment. Wear loose fitting clothing. Avoid caffeine in coffee, tea, or sodas during the day of treatment. Avoid intense physical activity before or after your scheduled treatment. Avoid a shower in one hour after each treatment.
Please call 202-669-8566 to make appointment. We accept cash and personal check.