How can Gentle Acupuncture & Moxibustion help YOU?

Gentle acupuncture & moxibustion appointments can address multiple patterns of mental, emotional and physical discomfort. These appointments are restorative and help the body to rest, de-stress, and to come into greater harmony. 

Acupuncture and moxibustion has been shown to be effective for, but not limited to, the treatment of:

  • Sports and athletic injuries
  • Digestive disorders such as gastritis, reflux, IBS, constipation and diarrhea
  • Respiratory disorders such as sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis and asthma
  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as headaches, facial paralysis, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, sciatica and osteoarthritis
  • Urinary, menstrual or reproductive health concerns
  • Any physical conditions related to stress or emotional disorders
  • Chronic Headaches and Migraines
  • Chronic pain of all sorts
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia and Fatigue
  • Reproductive Health Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Addiction and Smoking Cessation
  • Cosmetic Enhancement
  • Weight Loss
  • Dermatological Issues

This is just a small list of conditions that can be successfully treated with acupuncture and moxibustion. If you have questions about whether or not a treatment would be right for you, please do not hesitate to call with your questions.


Depending on what is going on for you, it might be recommended that you commit to 4-6 treatments in the first month of care. Generally after this initial treatment phase, you will notice great improvement and can reduce your appointment intervals significantly. Many find that monthly maintenance appointments  become a wonderful way to support overall well-being and maintain a desired level of health.

Is gentle Acupuncture as effective as deep acupuncture needling?

Most certainly.  A gentle touch and acupuncture technique communicates safety to the nervous system. When the body is able to relax more deeply, the therapeutic result of any intervention will be better integrated. When people feel safe and supported during a treatment, their bodies can remember how to function in a way that best supports their health.

Some people tolerate a gentle approach to acupuncture better than a deep needling approach.  Some people benefit from deep needling and prefer a lot of needles versus just a few.  Determining the right treatment strategy depends on the unique presentation of the person who is being treated. A one size fits all approach to medicine is not always helpful and at your first appointment we will do an in-depth intake to determine the most appropriate steps forward for your specific concerns.

Do you feel sensitive to needles? Or maybe you just don’t Want to be needled?

No problem! I can do an entire acupuncture and moxibustion treatment without needles. Many people do not realize that the practice of acupuncture encompasses much more than simple needle insertion into specific acupuncture points. I practice in a very gentle way and we can address many problems using our Chinese medicine thinking caps without ever needing to resort to needle insertion. For people who do not like needles, and for times when non-insertive techniques are indicated, we use delicate Japanese tools instead of needles. We may also use cupping and other gentle techniques to help you.

If you don’t like needles, do not worry, there is a lot we can do to achieve  therapeutic results without even having to insert a needle.

What To expect at your first appointment…

Together we review your concerns carefully, I listen to your pulse and use other Chinese and Japanese diagnostic techniques to determine the right treatment for you. Following your treatment we will discuss the best treatment strategy moving forward.

It is important to wear loose fitting clothes so that you can be comfortable and move easily during a treatment.