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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a method of healing which has been practiced in the Orient for over 2,000 years.  Acupuncturists consider the body and mind as dual aspects of an energetic whole.  Illness is a manifestation of a disharmony of life energy or qi [chee].  This life energy circulates through the internal organs and in specific pathways throughout the body.

Acupuncture is the manipulation of fine needles inserted into points along the energy pathways to adjust imbalances within the body and to treat disease.  The needles are very small--16 acupuncture needles fit into a hypodermic needle used for medical injections/vaccines. Often acupuncture offers optimal results in conjunction with conventional medicine.

Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture uses the body’s own healing process to alleviate pain and disease.  This means that acupuncture treatment has no harmful side effects.

Acupuncture activates and speeds the body’s own healing process.  It is outstanding for its ability to address the underlying cause of illness or pain, not merely its symptoms. Acupuncture’s effects are cumulative, long lasting and enhanced by appropriate diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

What conditions can Acupuncture treat?


Acute or chronic, including headaches, back or neck pain, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, tempromandibular joint problem (TMJ), gout, plantar fascitis.

Sports Medicine

Sprains, muscle and joint strain, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis.


Paralysis, numbness, muscle spasms, pinched nerves.


Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, emphysema, hay fever, rhinitis and other allergies.


Ulcer, gastritis, enteritis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, malabsorbtion syndrome, poor digestion.


Premenstrual Syndrome [PMS], dysmenorrheal, amenorrhea, menopause, fibroid tumors, endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).


Congestive heart disease, hypertension, angina pectoris, poor circulation, phlebitis, palpitations.


Nerve deafness, Parkinson’s Disease, dizziness, Bell Palsy.


Eczema, psoriasis, acne, facial wrinkles.


Diabetes, thryroid disease.


Interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, kidney disease, urinary incontinence.


Insomnia, depression, nicotine addiction, stress reduction.

If your particular problem is not listed, no matter how serious or unusual, please call and ask for more information.  We often can help where conventional treatment has had limited success.

Traditional Chinese Herbs

Per the recommendation of the acupuncturist, certain conditions are complemented by herbal formulas.  NAP sells patented herbal tablets/tea pills to treat a wide variety of complaints.  Herbs for pain, stress, allergies and menopausal symptoms are the most popular.  Herbal formulas cost $15 and include sales tax. All herbal sales are final. 

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