February 4

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Therapy that has practiced for more than 3000 years. Acupuncture supports the body’s natural healing abilities by promoting balance and movement of energy, known in TCM as “qi.” The practice of acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny, hair-thin needles into specific points on the body. 


Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a range of issues. In more recent years, clinical research has found that acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for the treatment of pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress, gut issues, and inflammation. Research has also discovered that acupuncture has a beneficial impact on the immune. endocrine, and nervous systems. As the scientific support for this powerful treatment modality grows, more and more mainstream doctors are recommending acupuncture to their patients. Acupuncture not only helps fill in the gaps and address issues that aren’t resolved by Western practices, but also provides an alternative to sleep and pain medications that come with negative and even potentially dangerous side effects. 

Conditions Treated

While the science is only just beginning to discover the full potential of acupuncture, practitioners and patients have enjoyed the many benefits for thousands of years. Patients turn to acupuncture for a range of issues, including:


  • Concussions
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neuralgia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post-Operation Pain
  • Stroke Rehab
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo


  • Allergies 
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Sinusitis 
  • Tonsilitis

Pain Management / Musculoskeletal Issues

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Arm and Shoulder Pain
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • Backache/Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disorders
  • Disc Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Leg and Knee Pain
  • Localized Traumatic Injuries
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain in Hands, Feet, Fingers
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Gum Problems
  • Hearing Loss
  • Poor Vision
  • Post-Extraction Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Toothache


  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux/GERD
  • Bloating
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Crohns
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Indigestion
  • Gas


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Neurosis
  • Traumas


  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Frequent Urination
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Recurring Urinary Infections
  • Urinary Incontinence

Gynecological/Women’s Health

  • Cramps
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Obstetrics
  • PMS

Other Benefits

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Athletic Performance
  • Autoimmune Issues
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Cardiac Palpitations (Irregular Heartbeat)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Diabetes, Insulin Resistance
  • Diet, Nutrition and Weight Control
  • Energy and Vitality
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Immune System Health
  • Impotence
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pain Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Tension Syndromes
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • And more!

What to Expect

At the beginning of your first acupuncture appointment, your acupuncturist will do a comprehensive health history.  You will be asked a series of questions about your health, lifestyle, symptoms, disorders, etc.. Your acupuncturist may check your pulse, examine your tongue, and palpate various areas on your body to help determine which meridians and organs are out of balance. We invite you to discuss any health issues or concerns you have, and ask questions during this time. 

With the information gleaned during this time, your acupuncturist will customize a treatment plan to rebalance your body, treat issues, and promote health and vitality. They will also select the appropriate acupuncture points for your session. When it’s time to begin, you will either lie down or sit on a table. Needles will be inserted, and you will spend approximately 20-30 relaxing with the needles in. Your acupuncturist will check on you throughout your session to make sure you are comfortable. Most patients report little to no pain upon insertion of the needles. Some patients get so relaxed they fall asleep, and some even report feelings of euphoria during or after their session. 

Ready to schedule an acupuncture session in Vero Beach, Florida? Book an appointment now!


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