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Services | Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Healing with acupuncture and Chinese herbs is a process where each treatment allows the positive energies within you to unfold.  The greatest strength of acupuncture is that it stimulates your body to heal itself so that you can experience deep change without side effects.

Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to achieve balance and health. It is based on the theory of “qi” or life energy. This energy is the force behind a flower opening up to the sun or muscles lifting a heavy stone. Health and wellness is created by balanced and abundant qi flow in the body. Interrupted qi flow compromises the body and results in illness. Symptoms of imbalance can manifest in many ways. Chinese Medicine is individualized medicine that treats the root of your imbalance to alleviate symptoms.

At Union Center for Healing, we treat many conditions including but not limited to, chronic pain, anxiety, menstrual disorders, and infertility. In a typical session we will diagnose the root cause of imbalance by using pulse and tongue diagnosis. These techniques provide information about your individual internal condition. We will then use a variety of techniques such as acupuncture (the insertion of fine needles into the skin), acupressure (the use of finger pressure at the acupuncture points), Chinese herbal therapy (this may be administered by capsules or tincture), Chinese nutritional therapy (dietary advice based on Chinese medicine principles) or lifestyle counseling (advice on lifestyle based on Chinese medicine constitutional diagnosis).

In addition, Vickie, Roxane, Samara, and Kate are licensed massage therapists. We integrate various types of hands-on healing such as Swedish massage, tui na (Chinese massage) acupressure and/or cranial sacral, into our treatments of painful conditions. We find that these additional techniques work in synergy with needles to help relieve tension and alleviate pain.

We will discuss your goals for healing and come up with a treatment plan. Healing with acupuncture and Chinese herbs is a process that takes time. Through a series of treatments your body will shift into a state of greater wellness. You should see a shift after the first couple of sessions, but don’t expect a one-time quick fix for problems that have been going on for some time.  Some of our clients come in weekly, some once a month, some once every three months or as needed.

Please read about our Chinese Medicine providers under About Us