What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Chinese medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi.  By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, we am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself. Through working with patients we have seen the impressive results that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.

Acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to
promote your body's self-healing abilities.

Modern research has shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote the body's remarkable self-healing abilities. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically.


Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. Our licensed acupuncturists have completed a 4 year Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine, which included over 1,000 clinical hours treating patients. Subsequently, they have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and are licensed by the state of Virginia. As required by law, we use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.


More Questions?

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Acupuncture - Southside Community Acupuncture in Richmond, VA


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Acupuncture Points are Holes and Fractal by Lisa Rohleder 

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