Needle Based Therapies

Needle Based Therapies


acupunctureThe use of very fine, sterile, disposable needles, inserted at specific points to produce a physioilogical response in the body. Todays acupuncture utilizes, a modern neurophysiological approach, to the ancient practice. We are able to cross reference traditional theory, with the known bio-chemical understandings, to produce consistant reproducible and durable successful acupuncture therapies. Modern imaging technology has allowed us to see specifically acupunctures effects on the pain management systems in the brain, this allows us to intentionally target specific receptors that release neuro-peptides. Acupuncture has the ability to reset dysfunctional visceral autonomic reflexes for improved organ function and depolarize excited overstimulated nerve roots for natural pain control.

Auricular Acupuncture

auricularThis therapy is an acupuncture treatment performed on the ear.  The ear is regarded as a complete representation of the body (micro system) and is able to affect all aspects of physiology.  This procedure strongly promotes Qi and blood in the channels and adjusts organ functions.

Electroacupuncture Medicine


“Electroacupuncture represents one of the greatest natural pain relieving tools in the history of medicine”

(-Kaiser Permanente)

electro-acupunctureElectrostimulation is commonly referred to as electroacupuncture. Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached via small clips, to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated.

Electrical currents have stimulating effects, which can influence the cells, tissues and entire systems. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at a time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time. During electroacupuncture, you may experience tingling or mild involuntary muscle twitches. These are normal, temporary effects of the electricity entering the body.

Electroacupuncture allows us to intentionally target specific receptors that release neuro peptides.  Additionally electroacupuncture can reset dysfunctional visceral autonomic reflexes associated with improving organ function.  Lastly it allows us to depolarize excited (angry) overstimulated nerve roots associated with chronic pain.

Earthing Acupuncture

earthingWe are writing the book on Earthing Acupuncture.  Get the benefits of the earth’s negative electrons through the needles into the earth (Yin) meridians. You won’t believe the results.  This Qi energy is at the root of Chinese energy medicine.  Taiqi, Qigong, etc.  This is a unique treatment developed by Joel Thielen.  Go to for more information.