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What is Acupuncture?

Traditional acupuncture originated in China over 2000 years ago. It has been proven in medical studies to be effective at the treatment of many medical conditions and diseases. Today, several types of acupuncture are available, include traditional treatments with acupuncture needles, non-invasive (needle-less) acupuncture, and other options such as auricular and scalp treatments. 

Marie Tsai's Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic specializes in the following treatments:

  • Pain Management

  • Weight Loss

  • Quit Smoking

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture for Face Lift and Body Sculpture to promote overall well-being

  • Liver and GI Disorders

What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can treat the following conditions:

  • Asthma

  • Acute, Chronic and Postoperative Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chemotherapy Related Nausea and Vomiting

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Headache

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Diabetes

  • Emotional Disorders

  • Preventative Medicine

  • Sports Injury

  • Allergies

  • Irritable Bowel

  • Addiction

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Women's Health Concerns such as:

    • Infertility

    • Menopause

    • Menstrual Irregularity and Pain

    • Support during pregnancy

Is Acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture is a safe practice. To avoid the possibility of transmitting communicable diseases, only sterilized, individually packaged, disposable needles are used for treatments in our clinic.

Is Acupuncture painful?

Most patients experience little to no pain when receiving acupuncture treatments, and typically describe the sensation as a small warmth or tingling. Non-invasive acupuncture is another option that is completely pain-free.

Will Acupuncture conflict with any other medical treatment I am currently receiving?

No, acupuncture will not conflict with any other treatment you may be receiving. But, it is very important to inform the staff of any treatments you are currently receiving.

What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine are made with natural plants and minerals. It is used as an addition to acupuncture to assist in the healing process. All herbal medicines are tested in modern labs before they are released to the market.

Does Herbal Medicine have any side effects?

In general, herbal medicine does not have side effects. However, please follow the instructions and the recommended dosage amounts. If you are currently taking other medications, it is very important to inform the staff of the medication.