Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Safe and essential modalities for modern health concerns.

“In 1976, California became the eighth state to license acupuncturists. Subsequent legislation in 1978 established acupuncture as a “primary health care profession” by eliminating the requirement for prior diagnosis or referral by a licensed physician, chiropractor or dentist.” – California Acupuncture Board

Healing. Balance. Energy. Focus. Strength.

“Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.” – Mayo Clinic

Dr. Scott’s Specialties

Physical and Emotional Pain

Pain can be caused by trauma, poor posture, as well as a host of diseases and internal imbalances. There’s a growing body of evidence in the research base to show that acupuncture is likely to help.

Stress and Sleep Disorders

Good sleep and effective stress management are essential to good health in this modern life. Acupuncture can help in profound ways so that you can feel more comfortable in your own skin as you move forward.

Women's Health

Infertility, pregnancy support, postpartum support, menstrual issues, and body morphology issues are all addressable through acupuncture. If you are considering IVF, acupuncture is a smart adjunct therapy.

Neurological Disorders

Debilitating migraines, stroke rehabilitation, facial paralysis due to Bell’s Palsy, and dysfunction due to Multiple Sclerosis are just a few examples of how acupuncture might be applied to neurology cases.

Natural Healing

The human body is constantly trying to heal itself, and can sometimes get stuck in the process. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine provides a stimulus to the brain and body which kickstarts and accelerates self-healing.

Acupuncture is ancient medicine for the modern world.

“Acupuncture is generally held to have originated in China, being first mentioned in documents dating from a few hundred years leading up to the Common Era…

The first document that unequivocally described an organized system of diagnosis and treatment which is recognized as acupuncture is The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, dating from about 100 BCE

The spread of acupuncture to other countries occurred at various times and by different routes. In the sixth century, Korea and Japan assimilated Chinese acupuncture and herbs into their medical systems. Both countries still retain these therapies, mostly in parallel with Western medicine…

In 1971, a member of the US press corps was given acupuncture during recovery from an emergency appendectomy in China, which he was visiting in preparation for President Nixon’s visit.

Ancient concepts of Qi flowing in meridians have been displaced in the minds of many practitioners by a neurological model, based on evidence that acupuncture needles stimulate nerve endings and alter brain function, particularly the intrinsic pain inhibitory mechanisms.”

A brief history of acupuncture


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