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Acupuncture in Alexandria

acupuncture needlesAcupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a complete and separate system of medicine used in China and Asia for over 3,000 years and widely used throughout the world. This type of holistic mind/body/spirit medicine is recognized as a safe and effective treatment.

The ancient art of acupuncture works deep within the body’s energy network to release stagnations that may cause pain and illness.

How Does It Work?

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of tiny, flexible, and disposable sterile needles at well-established acupoints near the surface of the body. Over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians. These meridians conduct Qi, or energy, between the surface of the body and the internal organs. It is Qi that regulates spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance.

When the flow of Qi is disrupted through illness, injury, poor health habits, or other circumstances, pain or disease can result. Acupuncture helps keep the normal flow of this energy unblocked. Thereby enhancing the body’s natural tendency and ability to heal itself and gradually bringing the body into harmony. The flow of energy is restored, and the body has new resources to heal.

What Does It Help Treat?

Here are some of the many conditions that we can address with acupuncture:

  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain/Frozen Shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Fertility
  • Chronic Fatigue/Low Energy
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Menstrual Disharmonies
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Chronic Pain
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Allergies
  • Immune Issues
  • Digestive Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get acupuncture?

Most people can benefit from acupuncture treatment. If you are unsure if acupuncture is right for you or have questions, please call our office. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Does it hurt?

Sometimes there is a sensation when the needle is inserted but most people find the benefit far outweighs the temporary discomfort that can occur.

How long does it take to experience results?

Like any other treatment, results will vary depending on your current health status, how long a particular condition/situation has been going on, age, health habits, etc. Treatment success usually requires multiple sessions, as the body is brought back into balance and harmony. This may take days, weeks, or months.

How long is a session?

An acupuncture treatment usually takes about 15-30 minutes. Additional time is needed if you are getting chiropractic or Active Release treatment in conjunction with the acupuncture.

Book an Appointment

If you are unsure whether acupuncture will treat the symptoms you are experiencing, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to talk with you about how acupuncture can help you feel your best!


Acupuncture Alexandria, Belle View, Belle Haven VA | (703) 721-9600

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