Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles to various "points" on the body. It works to alleviate pain and other sensation type symptoms (numbness, tingling, etc.) by balancing out the relative location on the body. For example pain in the head is often relieved by treating the feet, knee pain by treating the elbow 

Chinese Medicine

How does acupuncture fit into the context of Chinese Medicine?

The primary tools of Chinese medicine are qigong exercise prescription, tuina massage/bodywork, acupuncture, herbal therapy and diet, exercise and lifestyle suggestion.

A good Chinese medicine doctor can look at a complicated problem and make it as simple as night and day. This is because they see the relativity of every situation and address it as a matter of balance - like a seesaw tilting either one way or the other.

Acupuncture is such a powerful and effective tool for initiating healing that many practitioners use it as a primary method of healthcare. Having multiple tools in the kit however is helpful for continuing progress in between acupuncture sessions. Many patients also appreciate being involved in their own care with special diet, exercise and herbal recommendations

A Chinese medicine practice focuses first on understanding a patient’s health condition and the multitude of factors influencing their body, mind and spirit. Then a range of tools may be used to profoundly shift their immediate experience in a positive direction. In this way the practice is holistic and not only alleviates pain and illness to improve daily health but also contributes to long-term wellness. 

Reasons to try Acupuncture

Acupuncture has a wide range of health benefits, including treatment of:

Back Pain
Knee Pain
Hip and Shoulder Pain
Post-op Pain and Recovery
Migraine Headaches
Poor Sleep
Digestive Troubles
High Blood PRessure
Menstrual Irregularities
TMJ Dysfunction
...and much more

For a more comprehensive list of conditions that respond to acupuncture treatment, check the World Health Organization here


Practitioners: Tom Eddins  

Rates: Initial Intake and Treatment/90mins $125 and Follow-up Treatments/60mins $85

8 Treatment Package:  $595.00


Acupuncture Facial


Are you ready to look and feel 10 years younger?

Fresh, vibrant and youthful is how you'll look and feel after a facial rejuvenation acupuncture series! Each session will begin with a gentle massage of the neck, face and scalp that settles your spirit into a receptive, relaxed state and increases blood flow to the tissues of the facial region, preparing them to imprint and hold the treatment. Then you'll receive a full body acupuncture treatment in addition to the highly personalized facial rejuvenation session. This involvement of the entire body not only benefits overall health but also helps your face retain its revitalized smoothness and glow from the session.

Come allow this fabulous treatment to wash away the lines and years of stress and worry!

The Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture series consists of 12 sessions, 90 minutes each, spaced at 2x/week for 4 weeks, then 1x/week for 4 weeks. After the series, follow up single treatments are recommended every 3-6 months. Clients frequently report they look 8 – 10 years younger and results may last 2 - 5 years depending on various factors (age, history, overall health, consistent follow ups, etc.).

Contraindications to receiving Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

  • Problems with bleeding
  • Tendency to bruise excessively
  • Pituitary tumors
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Serious health conditions such as cancer, AIDS, acute hepatitis and coronary disease
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Recurrent dizziness

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture also should not be administered during:

  • Pregnancy
  • Flus and colds
  • Acute herpes outbreaks
  • Acute allergic reactions
  • Sunburn
  • Pregnancy
  • Flus and colds
  • Acute herpes outbreaks
  • Acute allergic reactions
  • Sunburn

Practitioner: Tom Eddins

Rates: 90mins/$145 or Package 12/$1650