Classical Acupuncture, which has been at the heart of East Asian traditional medicines for thousands of years, is above all a medicine of circulation and rhythm.  We begin by working to ensure smooth and easy blood flow to all areas of the body.  Then, utilizing every layer of the body's circulatory networks, we work to even out the rhythm of the breath, the movements of the muscles and joints, and even the cycles of sleep and digestion.  

Beyond these more visible effects, the goal of acupuncture therapy is, by restoring natural movement and circulation, to allow the body to more effectively enact its innate ability to heal, and to maintain health.  This then ensures that a patient is able to adjust and adapt throughout the cycles of the seasons, the years, and the whole rhythmic process of life.

My primary tools, as a Classical Acupuncturist, are the 'Nine Needles' described two thousand years ago in the HuangDi NeiJing.  These Needles vary in shape and size; some are placed into the skin, others massage the tissue without breaking the skin.  Through the skilled application of these time tested tools, a Classical Acupuncturist works to adjust movement within the body and to regulate life processes as a whole.

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