Acupuncture is part of ancient holistic healing that has been around for over 2,000 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses techniques to balance the flow of energy throughout the body applying the concepts of qi and meridians. Meridians, or channels, can become disrupted or blocked, causing imbalances in the body that can manifest physically, but also on a mental emotional level. Acupuncture opens these channels and allows the qi to flow smoothly once again, establishing and optimizing health by creating harmony in the body and mind.

Common Conditions Treated:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Brain Fog
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Menstrual Concerns
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Immune Support


How does acupuncture work?

In Traditional Chinese medicine there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, connected by 20 pathways called meridians. These meridians allow the energy, or qi to flow between the surface of the body and its internal organs. Each point has a different effect on the qi that passes through it. Qi is believed to help regulate balance in the body. It is influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang, which represent the polarity of energy in the universe and human body. Acupuncture is believed to keep the balance between yin and yang, restoring proper flow of qi and to bring the mind and body back to health.

Is it painful?

Acupuncture needles are solid and hair-thin, unlike hollow needles used for injections, and they are not designed to cut the skin. Acupuncture needles are generally inserted only an inch or less depending on the points being used. Most people experience a minimal sensation upon needle inserted, some people reportedly feel a sensation of energy flowing around the site of insertion, while others feel relaxed. If you have a fear of needles, please let Dr. Wills know as there are options such as gentle needles, or acupuncture press seeds applied on top of the skin and are great for kids.

When will I get better?

Responses can vary from immediate to progressive improvement, they may be dramatic or slow and subtle. Every individual will have a different response to the acupuncture depending on the conditions being treated and the constitution of the patient. For example, acute conditions can generally be treated within a few treatments. Chronic conditions, that have developed over years, may require a longer length of treatment. Dr. Wills recommends getting acupuncture once a month as part of health maintenance and prevention.