Acupuncture

  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Joint Problems
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Overall Well-Being
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Life’s Transitions (i.e. divorce)
  • Pain Relief
  • Peri/Menopause
  • Stress

A wide variety of people come for treatment, ranging from children to the elderly, and many have found it extremely beneficial where other forms of treatment have been unsuccessful. Five Element Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other care you are receiving. I specialize in treating physical and emotional pain.This includes all kinds of physical pain such as neck, back, injuries, pms and headaches. Emotionally, I have been able to help my clients get relief from depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and much more. Additionally, I enjoy working with people who have many other types of symptoms, even typically difficult to treat problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture needles are about the size of a human hair and are solid. They feel NOTHING like a doctor’s injection. You won’t feel the needle until it contacts the energy. This sensation if often described as a dull ache or a buzz.

Yes. The needles are sterile and disposed of after each use.

I won’t know until we begin treatment because each person is different and responds differently to treatment. As a very general rule, I recommend you plan to come in once a week for six weeks. This usually allows enough time to begin creating a good foundation of energy. At the end of the six weeks, I can re-evaluate and hopefully begin spreading out treatments to bi-weekly, and eventually seasonal visits.

Acupuncture works by using moxabustion and needles to balance the energy. Moxabustion is a technique which uses an herb called Artemisia Vulgaris, also known as mugwort or moxa. The moxa is rolled into a small cone and burned on the acupuncture point to warm and prepare the energy to be needled. Then the needle is inserted to directly affect the energy.

Cupping is technique using glass cups that are applied to the skin to create suction. This suction removes stagnation and detoxifies the blood. Cupping can be extremely helpful for chest colds, especially at the onset. It’s also helpful in relieving back aches, tension, stiffness, and pain. Afterwards, you will leave feeling very relaxed!